We always take hair loss for granted until we lose most of the hair on our heads. Hair transplant is required to bring back the youthful look, or for a few, it may be to have a head full of hair.
Hair restoration surgery is a procedure to restore hair to the bald areas of the scalp performed by highly qualified hair transplant surgeons at a hair transplant clinic. It is a permanent solution to baldness due to hair fall.
There are various hair transplant techniques. The most commonly performed hair restoration surgery is FUE hair transplantation. The other surgical techniques are flap surgery, tissue expansion of the scalp, and scalp reduction. Skinos is the Best Hair Transplant Clinic in Delhi, giving consistent quality results with 100% client satisfaction.
What is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplantation involves extracting grafts from a donor site, usually the back of the scalp, and transplanting them into the recipient area, the bald area. It can be performed in two ways -
Follicular unit transplant (FUT), also known as follicular unit strip surgery, is a procedure in which a strip of hair-bearing scalp tissue is harvested from the back of the scalp, individual follicular units cut, and then transplanted into the donor area.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is when individual follicles are harvested using a motorized punching machine from the donor area. Then these grafts are simultaneously implanted in the recipient area. In other words, we remove hair from the back of the scalp and move hair to the bald area of the scalp.
Flap surgery is more elaborate and involves rotating a flap of the hair-bearing area to the bald area.
In tissue expansion surgery, the hair-bearing scalp is expanded using a tissue expander, and then the expanded tissue is moved to the bald area.
Scalp reduction surgery is simply excising the bald area and suturing together the hair bearing areas on the scalp.
Who is a suitable candidate for hair transplantation?
Anyone with a balding scalp and a good donor area can undergo hair transplant surgery.
The donor area is the area from which hair follicle grafts are extracted. This includes the back of the scalp.
Additional factors like hair color and texture also influence the hair transplant results.
Hair transplant surgery can improve your overall appearance and boost your confidence and self-esteem.
Who is a poor candidate for hair transplant surgery?
People with hair thinning in the back of the scalp (donor area) and advanced degrees of hair loss are not suitable for hair transplant surgery.
Also, people with uncontrolled high blood pressure, blood-clotting problems, or the tendency to form excessive scars are at high risk of complications during and after surgery.
Hair Transplant Cost
What is the cost of a hair transplant in delhi?
Delhi is not only the capital city of India but also the hair transplant capital of India. Dr.Shruti Gupta is the best hair transplant doctor equipped with the most advanced hair transplant center in Delhi.
The price of hair transplants mainly depends upon the amount of hair we transplant on the recipient site. On average, hair transplant cost in Delhi varies from Rs.15 per graft to Rs.60 per graft.
The approximate cost of hair transplant in Delhi for about 2000 grafts ranges from Rs.30,000 to Rs.1,20,000
Hair Transplant cost in Delhi depends on the following factors;
1. Area to be Transplanted
2. Number of Grafts
3. Number of Sessions
4. Hair Transplant Surgeon qualification and Experience
5. Type of Hair Transplant
6. Medical Equipment Cost
7. Hair Transplant Team Labour Cost
The cost of different types of hair transplants are as follows;
Female Hair Transplant in Delhi: The cost of a female hair transplant in Delhi is over Rs.30 per grafts
Body Hair Transplant Cost in Delhi: It depends upon the body area from where the grafts will be extracted and the site of implantation
Artificial/Synthetic Hair Transplant Cost in Delhi: It depends upon the Lenght, Quality, and Color of the synthetic hair fiber
Facial Hair Transplant in Delhi: It varies from Rs.25,000 to Rs.50,000
Eyebrow Hair Transplant Cost in Delhi: It varies from Rs.15,000 to Rs.25,000
Robotic Hair Transplant Cost in Delhi: The most expensive form of hair transplant because of its accuracy and precision varies from Rs.50 to Rs.100 per grafts
Hair Transplant Team Labour Cost
FUE Hair Transplant cost is between Rs.15 per graft to Rs.60 per graft.
FUT Hair Transplant Cost would range between Rs.30 to Rs.60 per graft.
What is the cost of a hair transplant in India?
India being home to about 1.3 billion population globally, is one of the countries with the highest number of hair transplant surgeries globally. However, considering that most hair transplant centers are located in the metro cities in India, cities like Delhi, NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Pune, Chandigarh, and Hyderabad offers the most advanced hair transplant surgeries in India.
The hair transplant cost in India largely varies upon the city, infrastructure, equipment, surgeon experience, qualification, and the number of hair grafts to be transplanted.
How to choose the best hair transplant surgeon?
Estimating the right number of grafts required for a hair transplant is the main step towards a successful hair transplant. Dr.Sandeep Kumar MBBS, DCD (UK), the best hair transplant surgeon in Delhi, is known for accurately diagnosing the stage of hair loss and right required the number of grafts.
He has successfully performed hair transplant surgeries at skinos and many other hair transplant centers across the city.
Passing out from Bangalore medical college and research institute and obtaining additional qualifications from the Univerity of London only adds to his ever-growing popularity.
At Skinos, alongside Dr.Shruti Gupta MD, FAAD (USA) and state-of-the-art hair transplant OT form a team of the best hair transplant surgeons in Delhi.
Which is the best hair transplant clinic in delhi?
It is said that medicine treats diseases, and only doctors can treat patients. This is exactly what one gets to experience at this hair transplant clinic in Delhi. From having spread over a 2000 sq feet area to provide the best hair transplant in Delhi, Skinos provides high-level hospitality and a warm waiting area for patient's relatives. Dr.Sandeep Kumar and Dr.Shruti Gupta make you so comfortable that you only end up finding another friend in this beautiful journey.
How is hair transplant surgery performed?
Hair transplantation mainly consists of 4 stages. These stages are:
Preparation for Hair Transplantation
Recipient Site Creation
Transplantation of Hair Follicles
Preparation for Hair Transplantation
The preparation stage involves disinfection of the harvesting (donor) and transplantation (recipient) area, and more importantly, the administration of anesthesia.
Although it is a procedure before hair transplantation, in a sense, the phase that determines the comfort of the operation is this stage where anesthesia is is administered.
Anesthesia in Hair Transplantation
Hair transplant is performed under local anesthesia, which is administered through injection.
After administering anesthesia in hair transplantation, the process is to separate hair follicles from the skin using a motorized punching device.
Graft harvesting is a crucial step of hair transplant surgery as it determines the final results.
The goal is to give the most natural and perfect look after the surgery without leaving behind any traces of a surgical procedure. So to make the procedure scarless, the grafts should be harvested in a regular pattern skipping some follicles in between. When the leftover follicles grow hair, they should give a uniform density sufficient to cover the extracted areas.
Recipient Site Creation
Recipient site creation is another important step. The deciding factor of how natural the results will be after the surgery depends on the density achieved, keeping in mind the right angles and direction of hair growth.
Recipient site incisions are made following these two factors to give the most natural results.
Transplantation of Hair Follicles
Implantation of the extracted hair follicle grafts in the last step. The surgeon needs to be careful not to damage the hair roots while holding and transferring them during the implantation. We follow highly advanced techniques to maximize graft survival and their maximum growth.
What should I expect during my hair transplant recovery?
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is associated with a shorter recovery time than other hair transplant surgeries. Hence, FUE is the most popular procedure performed across the globe.
Use anti-inflammatory pain killers such as Paracetamol to reduce the pain and discomfort that occurs after surgery.
Take a few days off from work to allow bruising and swelling around your hairline to subside.
It’s absolutely normal if your scalp looks pink and feels tight. The areas where the donor's hair has been implanted will have crusted or formed scabs which will fall off a few days later.
What are the DOs and DONTs post hair transplant surgery?
Take your medication at a specific time of the day as advised on the schedule.
Spray the normal saline on the transplanted hair regularly for one week. Use saline water that will be given to you by the clinic.
Continue with the anti-hair loss oral medications and should start minoxidil one month after the surgery.
You may continue with your daily activities as usual.
You may also start light exercises in the form of morning or evening walks.
You may start to have normal sexual life after 3 days.
Cover the head with a surgical cap for a minimum of 3 weeks to prevent exposure to heat, dust, and sun rays.
Press the forehead from center to lateral to prevent swelling around the eyes.
After shampooing, the transplanted hair should be dab dried from behind forwards and temple area from top to bottom.
Use sterile normal saline provided from the clinic to water the roots for the first week. Afterward, you may use mineral water.
Avoid alcohol consumption for the first 2 days.
Do not use tap water over the transplanted hair till 2 weeks.
Avoid heavy exercises for at least one month.
Avoid bending down for the first 5 days to prevent swelling.
Do not use the hairdryer.
Do not scratch the transplanted hair.
Do not comb the transplanted hair with a comb.
Do not do icing of the transplanted area or the face.
Do not rub the transplanted area with gauze from front to back.
Do not use any other shampoo except the one recommended by the doctor.
Avoid taking steam or sauna baths for at least 14 days.
You can start wearing your own loose cap/ hat/ bandana over the surgical cap 5 days after the procedure.
Avoid woolen caps. Avoid wearing the helmet for at least 6 weeks after the surgery.
Should remove the cap by lifting it from the back to the front.
Do not get a haircut until 6 weeks.
Do not color the hair until 6 weeks.
After the first 2 weeks, do not cover the head with a cap unnecessarily.
You may use an anti-dandruff shampoo twice a week if required.
If grafts have been taken from the beard area, avoid shaving them for one week to allow complete healing.
Should use shampoo a maximum of 3 times per week.
During a long flight, avoid using a cap. Instead, you may use a loose bandana.
Avoid swimming for a minimum of one month.
Use an ice pack to reduce any swelling or bleeding during the first week but do not place this onto the grafted area. Place it either on your forehead or at the back of your head.
Avoid activities like sports and exercises for the first week after the surgery.
Take antibiotics prescribed in the form of a cream and pills. This will help you prevent any infection.
Avoid exposure to the sun whilst your scalp is still pink and swollen. Wear a cap if you have to go out in the sun.
Should stop any bleeding spot immediately by applying a fingertip to the area gently till the bleeding stops.
Severe nausea, vomiting, and high body temperature need immediate medical attention.
Caffeine should be decreased to a minimum.
When can I expect to see the hair growth?
The newly transplanted hair will shed; it is a normal reaction to hair transplant known as ‘thermal shock.’ After hair sheds, they will start to regrow in 5 - 6 weeks.
The transplanted hair grafts start growing new hair. After three months, the newly grown hair starts following the normal growth/ loss cycle. Boost the growth of this hair by opting for a PRP session.
Witness the full result of your hair transplant between 6 and 12 months after the surgery.
What are the side effects and risks of hair transplant surgery?
Hair transplant surgery is normally safe when performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon. Still, because everybody is unique in their body heals, the result can never be 100% predicted.
As in any surgical procedure, an infection may occur. Excessive bleeding and/or wide scars may occur.
There is also a risk that some grafts are not “taken up,” i.e., some grafts fail to establish blood supply at the recipient site. So these grafts fail to grow and produce hair. If the proportion of failed grafts is high, it may lead to repair surgery.
Sometimes, there may occur a complication called “cobblestoning.” In this, the grafts are seen as raised bumps. Can do nothing much in this condition except camouflaging it with surrounding hair.
Lastly, if the client is not compliant with the anti-hair loss treatment post-surgery, the existing hair may gradually thin out and disappear, leaving an island of transplanted hair in the front, which looks patchy and unnatural. In such cases, a second surgery to cover the new bald area is required.
Is a hair transplant painful?
Hair transplant is performed under local anesthesia and is injected locally on the scalp. There are many measures by which the pain can be reduced and kept very minimal. One can expect an ant bite sensation at the site of injection, which is very much tolerable. However level of minimal pain experienced can vary depending on the pain threshold of an individual.
Is hair transplant safe?
Hair transplant is performed under local anesthesia, and it is comparatively a safer procedure than more complex other surgeries done under general anesthesia.
It is always advisable to get your hair transplant done by a registered dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon only at a hair transplant clinic with a sterile hair transplant OT, operation theatre.
Is hair transplant permanent?
Yes, the transplanted hair is permanent and lasts longer as it is hormone-independent but may still show wear and tear as age advances due to the process of aging.
How is PRP used in hair transplantation?
PRP is used during all FUE procedures. The advantages of using PRP are:
Faster healing of the tissues, both in the donor as well as the recipient areas.
Prolongation of the active growth phase ( anagen) of the hair follicles.
Better survival of the transplanted follicles in the recipient area.
Increased uptake of the grafts in the recipient area.
PRP primarily works by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels in the transplanted area, thus facilitating the growth of hair follicles in all types of hair transplants.
PRP treatment is hence recommended to be taken post hair transplant surgery to enhance the growth of transplanted hair and the existing hair.
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How to calculate the number of grafts required in a hair transplant?
Calculating the square cms of hair loss area on the scalp and multiplying it by 40 follicular unit grafts per sq cm will estimate the total number of grafts required for transplant.
Female Hair Transplant:
What are hair transplant procedures recommended for women?
Hair thinning is a widespread problem in women as well. It usually occurs because of advancing age and hormonal changes associated with menopause. Women tend to experience hair thinning, more commonly seen as widening central parting rather than a complete hair loss or bald patches. FUE is usually the surgical treatment of choice in female hair transplants for filling in thinning areas.
Facial Hair Transplant:
What is Beard transplantation and Moustache transplantation?
Having a dense beard and mustache is the latest trend among men.
But not all are fortunate to have a dense growth for the best styling. So beard and mustache hair transplantation comes to the rescue for people desiring an intense look.
How is beard and mustache transplant done?
Like hair transplantation on the scalp, beard and mustache transplant also involves extracting hair follicle grafts from the back of the scalp and implanting them in the beard and mustache area by the FUE technique. The procedure is done under local injectable anesthesia.
Because the FUE technique is employed, there are no stitches, and it is practically a scarless procedure.
Who is a suitable candidate?
Anyone with a sparse beard and/ or mustache growth-seeking better hair density can opt for this procedure. Also, anyone who has lost hair in this area due to any medical condition or traction alopecia is a good candidate.
What should I expect during my recovery period?
After one week, the transplanted area will look very natural. The donor area recovers completely within 2 weeks.
When can I expect the results?
The final results are seen after 6-9 months. You will start to have a dense natural-looking beard and mustache.
What is an Eyebrow transplant?
An eyebrow is a significant part of a human face. It defines one appearance and characteristics. They form part of emotional expressions during communication with others.
Losing eyebrows can be more traumatic than losing hair from the scalp. Eyebrow loss may occur because of skin diseases like alopecia areata, leprosy, advancing age, permanent makeup, and chemotherapy.
An eyebrow transplant procedure is performed to restore the lost eyebrows.
What is the procedure of eyebrow transplant?
An eyebrow transplant is a very delicate procedure requiring a lot of care and attention.
It is done using the FUE technique, as it can provide the most natural and aesthetic results.
Before starting with the surgery, the primary step is to define the eyebrow shape and the direction and angle of each hair follicle. This is done with utmost caution.
The overall eyebrow transplantation procedure remains the same as hair transplantation on the scalp/ beard/mustache.
Who is a suitable candidate for eyebrow hair transplant?
Anyone with partial or complete irreversible loss of hair from the eyebrows can opt for an eyebrow transplant.
How soon can I expect the results?
One can start to see eyebrow growth in 3 months. However, final results may take up to 9 months.
How soon can I return to work?
You may return to work 2 days post-surgery.
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