Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure in which the hair follicles are removed from the donor area and planted on the receipt site. Usually, the back and sides of the head (occiput) is considered to be the donor area, and the thinning or balding areas of the scalp (frontal) called the receipt area.
This is a lifelong sustaining process because the hair follicles taken from the back of the head are genetically resistant to baldness, regardless of where they are relocated or planted. This is the most sought after procedure today to regain one’s lost hair.
Hence, hair transplant is a permanent medical solution to hair loss problems.
There are two methods of hair transplant: FUE & FUT. FUE is the most common and popular hair transplantation
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): FUT is one of the oldest methods and also known as the strip method of hair transplantation. In this technique, the strip of scalp hairs are removed from the backside of the head and the wound is closed using sutures or staples.
As the excised strip is dissected into individual follicular grafts using a stereomicroscope and then implanted to the receipt site one by one. It leaves a linear scar behind the head which is not cosmetically accepted.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE): This technique is the most popular and advanced hair transplant surgery done for female or male pattern baldness.
It is a minimally invasive hair transplantation technique, which involves removing or extraction of the individual follicular unit directly from the back of scalp using specialized machines and implanting or grafting them one-by-one into the bald/thinning (previously made slits by small needle) areas of the head.
Though it is a time-consuming process but avoids linear scars like FUT. Hence the advances in the concept of using follicular unit grafts have evolved to give you natural-looking and undetectable hair transplants results.
Herewith, we at Hair Rich & Clear Skin perform only FUE hair transplant.
Mostly the donor sites are back and sides of the head, though beard hair, body hairs and axillary or pubic hairs are also can be taken to restore the severe baldness.
Back and sides of the head (occipital and temporal areas) remain unaffected by baldness, as these hairs are not genetically susceptible to the action of DHT.
As the hair transplant is performed under local anaesthesia. The post-operative discomfort will be minimal. Take the prescribed medicine regularly to prevent infection for 5 to 7 days.
On day 4, you can start mild or a tea tree shampoo regime on day 4.
Take a clean bowl with luke-warm water and add 10 ml of shampoo, mix it up till it is soapy and pour the solution over the transplanted area and the donor area, and rinse off with plain luke-worm and pat gently with a clean towel. Advise once a day till day 14.
Allow drying the hair naturally, do not try to dry the hair with a towel or blower dry your hair.
It is advisable to avoid strenuous physical activity for 2 weeks postoperatively.
Start using minoxidil after day 14 to enhance the growth, only at night till 6 months.
You may return to your normal hair washing with the previous shampoo, wash the hair vigorously using both hands this will remove any crusts in the area.
Hair transplantation is a procedure where the permanent hair follicles from the back and sides of the head (donor area) are relocated at the thinning or balding areas of the scalp (receipt area).
Hair Transplantation is permanent, is a relatively simple outpatient surgery done under local anesthesia and the transplanted hair grows like natural hair for a lifetime.
Maintain an adequate length of hair on the back of your head as grafts will be removed from here.
No minoxidil, aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications containing aspirin, vitamin E, One day before surgery No alcohol/tobacco.
Wash your hair in the morning using your regular shampoo. Have a light breakfast two hours prior to your procedure. Wear loose & comfortable Cloths, no T-Shirts, no gold ornaments, no deodorant & Perfume. You should also bring a scarf along with you. Have someone take you home after surgery. You should not drive any vehicle after Surgery.
A hair transplant is essentially a manual procedure. It requires a tremendous eye to hands co-ordination & time. It is teamwork.
Hair Rich & Clear Skin Centre has a perfect team of hair transplant surgeons & technicians. The speed and quality of transplant at hair Rich & Clear Skin Centre are amazing and the team is able to put up to 2500 and above hair grafts in a session. It is one of the highest counts among hair transplant centres across the world.
Hair Rich & Clear Skin Centre expertise & experience make it to stand out as a preferred hair transplant destination.