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  • Hair Transplantation

    Is it normal to have hair loss at any age?
    Yes an average person loses between 40 and 120 strands of hair every day

    Which Shampoo can stop hair loss?
    Ensuring your scalp is dandruff and infection free is the best way to prevent hair loss, but before you start using any shampoo remember, over-shampooing can cause premature hair-loss.

    I am an18 year old male and i have hair loss Is it hereditary?
    It is rare for young people under the age of 20 to lose their hair
    If a young person like you is experiencing hair loss it is most likely to be from a health problem as opposed to a genetic predisposition
    It may be due to superficial fungal infection of the scalp
    Hereditary hair-loss conditions such as Alopecia areata and male-pattern baldness can occur in individuals as young as 14 years of age, however the occurrence is very rare

    What are the common causes of hair loss?
    Androgenic- Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
    Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
    Excessive dieting
    Lack of sleep
    Use of hair dyes
    Straightening of hair
    Vitamin and protein deficiency
    Anaemia - reduced Haemoglobin

    Does stress really cause hairloss?
    Yes. Stress is one of the major contributing factors to hair loss.
    Prolonged stress can cause adrenal fatigue which will lead to ill health and hair loss.

    What is miniaturization?
    Normally we lose about 200 hairs per day but the hair is replaced by new hair after a period of hair growth cycle
    The process of hair loss is by miniaturization
    Hair becomes thin and loses its pigment, it grows very slowly and eventually falls off
    Miniaturization is caused by effects of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) on the hair roots

    Does Testosterone cause hair loss?
    No. Testosterone does not cause hair loss.
    5% of testosterone in males will be converted to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which has been shown to cause the miniaturisation of hair follicles
    Under the influence of 5-DHT, hair follicles in the front and the top of the scalp begin to become more fine over the years in genetically susceptible men.

    I am loosing hair significantly what can i do?
    Consult your doctor and he will evaluate the cause of your hair loss and prescribe some medications to prevent further hair loss

    What are the hair restoration medications?
    Minoxidil is applied as a solution as 2% to 5% solution in the scalp
    Finasteride is an orally active medication given in males for restoration of hair growth
    Both the drugs are to be used under the supervision of a physician only

    Does the hair transplantation gives permanent results?
    The transplanted hair is removed from one area of of the scalp and it is transplanted into the bald area of the scalp
    The transplanted hair as it is not foreign usually is not rejected and it starts growing after a period of 4 months

    Is the hair transplant expensive?
    Hair transplant can be less expensive in the long run when you consider maintaining the hair piece and the permanent happiness that is happening with hair transplantation
    The transplanted hair as it is not foreign usually is not rejected and it starts growing after a period of 4 months

    Is it true that artificial hair is banned in many of the countries?
    Yes they are banned in many countries because it is usually made of nylon and is thrown off after 8 to 12 months
    They frequently get infected in the hair pits Maintenance is very costly in the long run

    At what age hair transplant can be done?
    Hair loss should be stabilised before doing hair transplant. Usually after 20 years of age the hair loss is stabilised

    What are follicular units?
    Most hair comes out of the scalp in groups of two or three hairs, 15% in groups of four or five hairs and some 15% comes out as a single thread.
    These follicular bundles are called follicular units

    What are FUT and FUE?
    They are different techniques of hair transplantation
    In F U T technique the hair in the back of the scalp is removed as strips and the individual hairs are separated from it
    In F U E technique that involves the removal of the intact follicular unit directly from the donor area using a 1 mm punch
    All these hairs are transplanted into the recipient areas in the scalp

    What are the refinements in hair transplantation at present?
    The technology is advanced so that it gives a more natural appearance with good natural hairline in the front and sides
    The density of the hair also can be determined by the surgeon and good result can be obtained

    What is the duration of the surgery?
    It usually takes about 6 to 8 hours for the surgery but as the entire procedure is done under Local Anaesthesia the patient can enjoy hearing music or talking with the surgical team

    How many days i have to stay in hospital?
    Usually the patients can go home on the same day of surgeryUsually the patients can go home on the same day of surgery

    What happens after the surgery?
    After you are discharged you may have some oedema and swelling for 3 to 5 days
    You can wash your hair with mild shampoo as instructed by the doctor on the 3 rd day
    Minoxidil has to be continued for 6 months
    The results of surgery are evident after 6 to 9 months

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