The adequate thickness and density of hair significantly add to the looks. It is not uncommon to lose some hair each day. However, some individuals may experience immoderate (more than normal) hair loss. Excessive hair loss can be experienced by men, women, and children. Male-pattern baldness or Androgenic Alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who suffer from this type of hair loss, usually have inherited the trait.
Unlike the medical treatments for hair loss, long-lasting outcomes can be obtained with surgical hair transplantation. The most trusted and proven technique which has stood the test of time is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). FUT involves removal of a strip of a superficial layer of hair-bearing scalp from the back and sides of the head. The another technique for hair transplant is FUE (Single hair graft removal using punches) which is the most common procedure done worldwide. The strip is anatomized into fine follicular units under magnification, and individual follicular units are transplanted on to the bald area. For achieving good rewards post hair transplantation, a good survival rate of grafts is important. We take care of each and every step of the procedure like making the grafts adequately sized and custom directed slits for hair, strict no-touch technique, and dedicated teamwork to ensure that the hair is transplanted at a reasonable speed so as to ensure maximal graft take rate.
The procedure is done under local anesthesia and does not require hospitalization. The results are evident immediately after surgery, however, due to shock loss all the transplanted hair fall off, and regrow over a period of 3-6 months. The new hair that grows thus is permanent. The patient may experience some numbness in the scalp after the surgery which gradually resolves over time.
Hair transplant surgery has become a choice of many people today as we know about celebrities such as Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt and many cricketers undergoing this procedure. So, what is hair transplant and why do people undergo the procedure? Are there any precautions that a patient should take before going for a hair transplant? Are there any side effects of hair transplants? All of us have some such questions.