What is a hair transplant?
Hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure where the bald area is covered with hair, along with its roots, taken from other sites such as the back of scalp(safe donor area), beard, chest.
Does hair transplantation work?
Yes, it does. It has become a popular surgical modality for the treatment of baldness. It is the treatment of choice in patients with no potential for regrowth of hair.
Is the transplanted hair permanent?
Yes, the transplanted hair is permanent. As we are taking only permanent roots from the back of scalp and transplanting them on the bald area, the hair will grow normally and last for life.
Hair transplant session what is the duration of one transplantation session?
It lasts for around 4-8 hrs (it may vary patient to patient)
What is the number of grafts that can be transplanted in a single session?
2500-3500 grafts (this number may vary as per the donor area and patients factor)
Will I be sleeping or awake during the whole procedure?
This procedure is completely done under local anesthesia (area to be transplanted is numb(loss of sensation) you are completely awake and in your sense, you can count and see your grafts as well during the procedure).
Poor donor area? I have diffusely thin hair, can hair transplantation be done? Where will hair be taken from?
Yes. Hair transplantation can be done. (Density and area covered will be discussed with the patient before going for the procedure ) We can extract a few scalp hair and perform body hair transplantation.
What does the BHT(body hair transplant ) mean?
When grafts are extracted from any body part apart from the scalp, it is known as body hair transplantation. BHT is done in cases where adequate hair is not available in the back of the scalp. It is also a donor in cases where we desire to give good density in a high grade of baldness. Hair from beard area is the one most commonly utilized.
In male patients, hair can be taken from beard, chest, underarm and pubic area.
In females, grafts can be extracted from underarms and pubic area only
When body hair transplant is done?
In patients who have scanty thin hair on the back of the scalp, hair transplantation using body hair is a good option.
Body hair, along with scalp hair, is also used in cases where we desire to provide more density
Body hair is also used to repair previous hair transplantation to provide a more natural looking while performing corrective surgery.
Postoperative care and care of transplanted hair? How long is the post-surgery recovery period?
You are completely fit after the hair transplant .but you are advised to take rest for a day or two, donor & implanted area will heal within a week.
Do I need to restrict any physical activity after the hair transplant?
Yes you are advised to take rest for a day or two and you can normally resume your normal activity from the very next day but heavy physical exercises are avoided for a week
For how long I have to take leave?
it is a daycare procedure you need not get hospitalized. you can go home the same day in the evening although you are advised to take rest for 1-2 days because of the fatigue
When can I wash my head?
You are requested not wash your head for initial 3 days after the procedure
When I can appreciate the hair growth?
You will be able to appreciate the hair growth from the 10th day onwards, but again the transplanted hair will start falling ,they will start growing above the skin level from 3rd month onwards ,appreciable hair growth will be from 3rd month, prominent hair growth from 6th month and complete change from the 10-12th months onwards.
Will I be able to cut color and comb my transplanted hair?
Yes definitely you can
Side effect after the surgery?
It is a very superficial procedure and done under a strictly sterile and hygienic condition so generally no side effects
Is the hair transplant painful?
No, it is not painful (fine needle pricks) as it is done under local anesthesia .and anesthesia is done with a very fine needle.