The hair on the head is an important aspect of human beauty. Having healthy looking hair not only enhances your impression, it also symbolizes your health. If you have thin hair, getting your hair back improves your sense of confidence and self-image.
Hair restoration surgery is a long term solution to hair loss problem. The hair transplant surgery is a process of hair restoration wherein hair from the back of the head is taken and implanted over the part of the head which has gone bald. The region of the head; sides and back, where the hair is taken from is called the 'donor dominant hair'. It is so called because the hair in that region will continue to grow throughout the life of most men. In fact, donor dominance is the main reason behind the success of hair transplant surgery. There is no ‘one size fits all’ for hair transplant. Dr. Shrirang treats each case on its own merits and suggests a solution that is most appropriate.
There are two popular hair transplant options available today – Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of hair transplant in which individual hair follicular units are harvested as donor hair. The other hair transplant procedure - Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) - is a surgical procedure where naturally occurring, permanent hair bearing areas (like at the back of the scalp) are transplanted. The FUT method of hair transplant is called as the strip method. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages. A good surgeon like Dr. Shrirang will explain to you the pros and cons of both, and suggest the best option that will work for you.
During the transplant you will be given a local anaesthesia and sedation if needed. We will always have an anaesthetist at clinic to take care of pain throughout procedure.
The effects of the anesthesia last for about 6 hours.
The scalp is shampooed and treated with an antibacterial agent before the donor scalp is harvested.
Dr. Shrirang Pandit uses small micro blades or fine needles to puncture the required site for receiving the grafts. He then places the grafts in such a manner as to provide a realistic hair pattern. The results are very satisfying with minimum or unnoticeable scarring.
Hospital stay is not needed. You can go home late in the evening. You can wear a lose cap or a cover after procedure. After the surgery the wound needs to be regularly dressed to avoid infection. Shampooing starts two days after the surgery
Hair growth starts after 4-5 months and continues to grow over 1 year or so. The charges of the grafting depend on the number of follicular hair units transplanted. We recommend a cyclical vitamin therapy and applications to help you retain the results and delay the need for a repeat transplant.
We are also happy to tell you that we have International Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Rajesh Rajput as a visiting surgeon for our hair transplant procedures.
Dr. Rajesh Rajput (M.S., M.Ch. Plastic Surgeon)