Information Regarding Hair Restoration Procedure And Baldness
What is male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia and science behind hair transplant
Your hair has roots which are present in the skin roughly 2.5 mm deep. These are called as Follicles. The male hormone i.e.DHT( De-Hydro-testosterone) attaches on the hair roots and causes some chain of reactions which makes the hair fall off. For the male hormone to act on the hair root, it requires a receptor site where it can attach. These hair roots are absent on the hair roots of the back of the scalp. This area is called as the Donor Area or Permanent Zone or safe or Bald resistant zone. The male hormone therefore, cannot attach on the hair roots of the donor area (as they do not have the receptor). Therefore the hair in these areas won’t be affected by the male hormone and would stay permanently for the whole life. That is why this area is called as the permanent zone. So, we take the hair from this area and implant it into the bald area, so that later this implanted hair should not fall off because of the effects of DHT. This forms the principle of Hair Transplant.
How many grafts will be needed for my pattern of hair loss ?
This depends on.
Present grade of baldness
Future hair loss consideration
Grade of male pattern baldness to know the severity of hair loss
What is the difference between hair and follicular unit?
Normally the hair grows in bunch of hairs on the scalp. These naturally occurring groups of hair are called as Follicular unitsor grafts. These units may have anywhere between 1-4 hair in it. On an average we each follicular unit have around 2.4 hairs.
Graft or follicular unit = 2.4 hairs
Importance of density
High density- 40-60 FU/cm natural dense look
Less density – 20-40 FU/cm. thin coverage over large area
In Max high density FUE –> You will get a full look of hair
In camaflouage the baldness will be covered, but you won’t have fuller look.
What is Max FUE Technique of Hair Transplant?
It the most advanced version of FUE technique, designed and refined by Dr. Prashant Yadav himself. This technique is entirely non-surgical, without any cuts, stitch less, scarless, painless, bloodless and with no downtime or side-effects.
How is hair transplant done?
In hair transplant, the healthy bald resistant hair from your donor area are removed with the help of punches and then implanted into the bald area. This implanted hair will stay for your whole life and will grow naturally.
What are the different ways of doing a hair transplant?
Hair transplant is done in 2 basic ways i.e.
Strip technique or FUT: Surgical technique involves harvesting a strip of skin from your backside of head. The hair are then separated and implanted on the bald area. This involves cutting your scalp skin, then stitching it. This technique is therefore painful, gives a long linear scar.
Follicular Unit extraction technique. Involves removal of one follicular unit by one unit without cutting the skin.
We do the transplant by Max FUE Technique which is the most advanced version of FUE Technique.
Dezire MaX FUE Unique Benefits
Maximum natural results
MaX dense packing
MaX artistic hairline
MaX grafts in one day
MaX yield, MaX hairs
MaX advanced & latest technique
MaX speed and accuracy
MaX qualified superspecialist Doctor
MaX experienced surgeon
MaX trained & skilled team
MaX personalized care
When will I see my full grown hairs. ?
1st Growth Phase: Where your hair grows about 1-2 cm for the first 4-6 weeks.
2nd Temporary Shedding Phase: Where your implanted hair will start falling but roots will stay intact beneath the skin . This phase will last for about 3 months. You shouldn’t get worried in this phase. Your implanted hair will again start growing permanently back this time for good.
3rd Permanent Growth Phase: Here all your fallen hair will re grow. This hair is just like the natural hair and will grow with the normal characteristics for the rest of your life. Full grown hairs will come in around 6 to 9 months
What about my present existing hair? How do I prevent them from falling?
We will prescribe the medication to control your existing hair fall and also to prevent your future hair loss.
How many days do I have to prepare for a hair transplant surgery?
Below is an outline of a hair transplant schedule:
You can share your scalp pictures or visit the clinic for initial assessment. The patient is initially evaluated by the Dr Prashant Yadav with regards to his current hair loss condition, degree of baldness, donor condition and general medical examination. Then after examination he decides whether the patient is a good hair transplant candidate or not. If the patient is a good candidate, he will then be evaluated as to his treatment options, the number of grafts he requires and the number of sessions.
The patient should generally be healthy prior to undergoing a hair transplant procedure. If the patient has any underlying medical illness, he can still undergo the procedure after careful evaluation and review of medications.
Hair Transplantation is done as an outpatient procedure. It is a relatively safe procedure since this only involves the skin. The patient will be under ‘’twilight’’ and local anesthetic during the procedure therefore pain will be minimal. The patient is allowed and encouraged to take breaks, walk, stretch, and eat in between the procedure. The length of surgery time ( 5 -10 hrs )will depend on the number of grafts to be done. After the procedure, the patient will be sent home and asked to come back the following day.
Post Op Shampoo
The patient is asked to come back the following day after procedure for his first post op shampoo. During this time, he will be taught how to shampoo by himself properly daily at home. The grafts and donor area will also be checked at this time to ensure that everything is fine and he can resume the work and can travel safely. After care instruction list and medications prescription will be provided. Remaining follow up after 2 weeks, 3 month, 6 month and 10 months interval either physically or email/skype/whatsapp etc
How long does the procedure last?
The length of time for a particular procedure depends on factors such as: number of grafts to be transplanted, patient factors (willingness of patient to cooperate) and hair transplant team factors (experience and number of hair transplant staff). For our team, a 1,500 graft case will range from 4-6 hr and a 3500 graft case from 8 -10 hours.
Do I need to shave my hair completely?
Trimming of whole head to zero level is compulsory. We do at the clinic on the day of the procedure
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is completely safe and except few small pricks there is no pain during and after the procedure
How will my scalp look after the procedure?
Post op, small crusts will cover all implanted grafts at the recipient area.. These small crusts will fall out in 10-14 days and redness will start to fade in 7 – 10 days. Generally, the scalp looks back to normal in about 2 weeks.
When Can I resume my daily routine work?
Yes NO REST IS REQUIRED after the procedure. You can resume your daily routine right from the next day.
Are there any special precautions to be taken after the transplant?
There are very simple precautions to follow which will be told after the procedure .there is no restriction of travelling and you can resume your work next day after the procedure
Do I still have to continue taking hair medications after hair transplant?
Transplanted hair is permanent and will stay with the patient all throughout his lifetime as long as the grafts chosen were from the safe donor site. The patients’ own existing hair at the top however which already shows signs of thinning and miniaturization and those which are genetically programmed to go will still be lost in time. The goal of hair transplantation is to restore lost hair and with medications, maintain or slow down further loss of existing hair.
What would be the cost of my hair transplant?
The cost is INR 45 per graft.
How do I book an appointment for my personal Consultation?
You will have to fill the online consultation form, or you can call on +91 8262860860 provided on the website to book your consultation.
Online consultation is also available on Skype.
You need to specify the timing for consultation during booking the appointment.
Investigations to be done before transplant (There reports are to be carried along during the procedure day.)