Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Hair Transplantation
What are the reasons for hair loss?
- Genetic (androgenic alopecia ) is most common type
- Stress , unhealthy life style , trauma to hair
- Hormonal imbalance such as thyroid related , hair loss after child birth
- Autoimmune disease
- Medications including Chemotherapy etc
- Gradual thinning of hair with age
Why should baldness be treated?
Baldness needs to be treated for cosmetic purpose , it causes lack of confidence , low self esteem in patients .
Is Hair transplantation painful procedure ?
No , the procedure is performed under local anaesthesia
There may be mild tenderness after the procedure which can be settled with use of painkillers .
Does Hair Transplantation require hospital stay ?
No , Hair Transplantation is a day procedure .
What is ideal number of graft for Hair Transplantation surgery ?
The number of graft varies depends on the patient and the area size which is being treated, usually average between 1000 to 3000 grafts .
What are the number of grafts that can be transplanted in single session ?
Around 2000-2500 grafts can be transplanted in single session.
How long is the recovery period ?
Most people return to normal work in 2-5 days.
When will the transplanted hair grow ?
Most of people will notice 60 percent hair growth after 6-9 months.
Is Hair transplant procedure permanent or will transplanted hair also fall off ?
Hair transplant is a permanent procedure, it is based on principle of donor dominance , that is it retains the properties of donor area , the area on the back and sides of scalp have permanent hair and will not be affected by hairfall.
What is the nature of hair growth after Hair Transplantation ?
The hair growth is natural after transplant it can be trimmed , colored or made into any hair style .
What is Body Hair Transplant (BHT)
In Body Hair Transplant the grafts are extracted from body part apart from scalp . This is usually done when adequate hair is not available in back of scalp and we desire for good density hair in patients of baldness. In male patients hair from beard area , chest ,axilla and pubic area can be taken for graft. In female patients body hair can be grafted from axilla and pubic area .
How can hair loss be prevented ?
Can be prevented by making lifestyle changes , stress management Having healthy diet including green leafy vegetables , adequate proteins in diet .Hair protection by keeping the scalp clean , regularly conditioning the hair by massaging hair oil.
What factor does the cost of hair transplantation depend upon ?
Hair transplantation cost varies according to the number of grafts transplanted as also according to the procedure choosen , FUE being more costlier .
What is Trichopigmentation ?
Trichopigmentation is micro tattooing of scalp done in order to mimic the appearance of hair , the ink usually lasts for about 2 years after which it needs to be reapplied, , it’s actually a stop gap arrangement. The permanent solution is Hair Transplantation surgery.