Q: What is Baldness? A: In male pattern baldness thick hair are turned into small thin hair. This is called miniaturization. Frontal hairs are lost earlier than hair on back of scalp.
Q: What are treatments for Baldness? A:
- Medical treatment
- Surgical treatments
- Follicular unit transplant
- Scalp Reduction /Expansion surgeries
- Flap surgeries
Q: What is Medical treatment & Mesotherapy? A: The Standard cocktail of topical minoxidil, antioxidants & fenasteride is advised before & after hair transplantation for varying length of time. Scalp Mesotherapy is advised before & after transplantation to induce growth of hair roots.
For those who are not candidates for hair transplantation, the hair growth is maintained by medical treatment and mesotherapy.
Q: What is Hair transplantation? A: Hair transplantation is the surgical technique that involves moving hair follicles from one part of the body (the donor site) to bald or balding parts (the recipient site). Usually occipital scalp is the donor area, from which hair follicle units are transplanted to frontal area.
Q: Who are candidates for hair transplant ? A:
Objectives of hair transplantation.
- Any male/female in good health.
- Adult above 18 years
- Stabilised hair loss
- Medical treatment tried without success
- No active scalp infection.
- Adequate hair available on back & side of scalp
- No smoking, no alcohol two weeks before surgery
- No diabetes/hypertension
- Reasonable expectation.
- To recreate hairline
- More extensive hair replacement
- To add density to existing transplant
- To correct transplanted hair line if you are not happy with previous surgery
During consultation at SkinCity, Dr. Dhepe will discuss in detail about your hair loss pattern, extent of baldness, available donor area, plan of hairline, number of grafts required etc. Investigations
- Hemogram blood sugar level
- Bleeding time, clotting time
- Routine Urine analysis
- Additional tests if required
Q: What are options in hair transplants? A:
- Punch grafts (10-20 Hair / Graft)-outdated
- Mini grafts (3 to 5 Hair / Graft)
- Micro grafts (1 to 2 Hair / Graft)
- Single hair graft (1 hair )
- Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Skin City is specialized in Follicular Unit Hair Transplant (FUT) which is the best available method to give most natural look.
Q: What is follicular hair transplant? (FUT) A: Most of the hair follicles in scalp are naturally grouped together in units of 1, 2 or 3 hair, called follicular units. Transplantation of follicular units gives most natural look after surgery.
It is done in following steps
- Harvesting the donor hair graft from back of the scalp.
- Separation of the follicular units containing 1, 2 or 3 hair.
- Recipient sites is created in bald area by slits by a needle.
- Placement of the grafts in the recipient area.
- Closure of the donor site on back of the scalp by suture that is not at all visible in hair.
After 3 to 4 months transplanted hair begin to grow and continue to grow a half inch per month for rest of your life.
Q: What is FUE? A: It is a method of extracting or harvesting donor hair for transplantation. In FUE, a single follicular unit is transplanted one at a time at the recipient site where they grow into healthy hair producing follicle.
Q: Precautions before Hair Transplant Surgery? A: Pre-Operation Instruction
Maintain an adequate length of hair on the back of your head as grafts will be removed from here.
Two weeks before surgery
No finasteride, minoxidil, aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications containing aspirin, vitamin E, One day before surgery No alcohol / tobacco.
On surgery day
Wash your hair in the morning using your regular shampoo. Have a light breakfast two hour prior to your procedure. Wear loose & comfortable Cloths, no gold ornaments, no deodorant & Perfume. You should also bring an scarf along with you. Have someone to take you home after surgery. You should not drive any vehicle after Surgery.
Q: Is it painful? A: Pain is negligible and often described as slight discomfort. It is very minimal and lasts only a few days. 50 % of our patients do not require any pain relievers, but if required one can take simple pain killer for one or two days.
Q: What is Mantis Microscope Hair Lab? A:Mantis Stereoscopes are the " Gold Standard" microscopes used in hair transplantation surgeries internationally. Mantis Hair Lab equates to quality of hair restoration. Graft quality, less handling of roots, superior success rate and more importantly minimum percentage of wastage of grafts are the advantages of Mantis Hair Lab. SkinCity is one of the very few centers in India to use Mantis Hair Lab.
Q: How many sessions of surgery will I need? A: A single megasession is usually enough to satisfy most of patient needs. Those with extensive baldness may require 2 -3 sessions. Correct evaluation & estimation is possible after personal consultation.
Q: How long it will take to cover bald areas after transplant? A: 6 months to start showing re-growth. It takes 9 to 10 months to show full growth.
Q: SkinCity Protocol of hair transplant? A:
- Hair transplant
- Maintenance on medicines & Mesotherapy
Q: SkinCity Advantage for Hair transplant? A: Hair transplant is essentially a manual procedure. It requires tremendous eye to hands co-ordination & time. It is a team work. SkinCity has a perfect team of hair transplant surgeons & technicians .The speed and quality of transplant at SkinCity is amazing SkinCity team is able to put upto 2500 hair grafts in a day. It is one of the highest count among hair transplant centers across the world. SkinCity's expertise & experience make it to stand out as a preferred hair transplant destination .