Hair Transplant is a pure surgical procedure, therefore, know your surgeon first before you go for it. Till date there are only two methods of internationally recognised hair transplant available in this world. One is FUT & other is FUE. All others techniques are nick names & fall into FUE categories. Rest all are business terminologies used by different companies for gaining patients' attention. We offer all hair transplant procedure like FUE, FUT ,combined etc depending on the need of individuals. Every procedure has its merits and demerits and to us all procedures are excellent if they are executed properly . our surgeon is internationally qualified and trained and well versed with all types of Hair transplant procedures. Evaluation of your clinical condition is important. Only after final consultation with your surgeon ,it will be clear which technique is suitable or best for you. Primary Consultation can be done by both physically at our clinic or through video conference. We give you the best choice but final decision is yours. we do not force convince anyone to undergo a particular procedure of hair transplant. Please go through the FAQs now . we tried our best to answer all most commonly asked questions by our Clients. You are always free to ask us if any further query remains. We suggest all Hair transplant candidates to know few important things before you decide to undergo hair transplant surgery. Here are those 1. You must know your surgeon’s credential regarding his qualifications, experience, expertise in hair transplant. (our surgeon’surgeons detail given in our website www.indianhairtransplant.com / www.regainaesthetic.in for your perusal. 2. How long surgeon has been working in this field of hair restoration surgery. 3. Whether he has a well trained team of technicians & assistants, because hair transplant is a team work. Result depends on the expertise of the team also. 4. Next important thing is the operation theater set up. Whether surgeon has his own full fledged hair transplant theatre with all updated day care surgical facilities including presence of anaesthetist & emergency care in case of situation demands so during hair restoration surgery. 5. Last thing you should consider going thru before & after images & some testimonials of operated hair transplant patients. 6. If u have any doubt get a second consultation done from another surgeon. 7. Final decision is yours. All the best for your hair transplant. 8. Your satisfaction is our priority & motto .
Hair transplantation is a pure surgical procedure that takes out hair follicles from one part of the body, called the 'donor site', then implanted to a bald or balding part of the body known as the 'recipient site'. The procedure is primarily used to treat androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness. In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding (like the back of the head) are transplanted to the bald scalp. Hair transplantation can also be used to restore beard, eyebrows, eyelashes etc .graft can be harvested from beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair also .Since hair naturally grows in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, current techniques harvest and implant hair "follicular units" in their natural groupings. Thus modern hair transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking original hair orientation. Donor hair can be harvested in two different ways: strip harvesting ,popularly known as FUT procedure, and FUE. What is FUT Technique ? Strip harvesting is the most common technique for removing hair and follicles from a donor site. The surgeon harvests a strip of skin from the posterior scalp, in an area of good hair growth. A single-, double-, or triple-bladed scalpel is used to remove strips of hair-bearing tissue from the donor site. Each incision is planned so that intact hair follicles are removed. The excised strip is about 1–1.5 x 15–30 cm in size. While closing the resulting wound, assistants begin to dissect individual follicular unit grafts, which are small, naturally formed groupings of hair follicles, from the strip. Working with binocular microscope, they carefully remove excess fibrous and fatty tissue while trying to avoid damage to the follicular cells that will be used for grafting. The latest method of closure is called 'Trichophytic closure' which results in much finer scars at the donor area. The surgeon then uses very small micro blades or fine needles to puncture the sites for receiving the grafts, placing them in a predetermined density and pattern, and angling the wounds in a consistent fashion to promote a realistic hair pattern. The technicians generally do the final part of the procedure, inserting the individual grafts in place. Strip harvesting will leave a thin linear scar in the donor area, which is typically covered by a patient's hair even at relatively short lengths. The recovery period is around 2 weeks and will require the stitches/staples to be removed by medical personnel or sub cuticular suturing can be done Follicular unit extraction (FUE). With Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE harvesting, individual follicular units containing 1 to 4 hairs are removed under local anesthesia; this micro removal typically uses tiny punches of between 0.6mm and 1.0mm in diameter. The surgeon then uses very small micro blades or fine needles to puncture the sites for receiving the grafts, placing them in a predetermined density and pattern, and angling the wounds in a consistent fashion to promote a realistic hair pattern. The technicians generally do the final part of the procedure, inserting the individual grafts in place. FUE takes place in a single long session or multiple small sessions. The FUE procedure is more time consuming than strip surgery. An FUE surgery time varies according to the surgeons experience, speed in harvesting and patient characteristics. The procedure can take anywhere from a couple hours to extract 200 grafts for a scar correction to a surgery over two consecutive days for a mega session of 2,500 to 3,000 grafts. With the FUE Hair Transplant procedure there are restrictions on patient candidacy. Clients are selected for FUE based on a fox test, though there is some debate about the usefulness of this in screening clients for FUE. FUE can give very natural results. The advantage over strip harvesting is that FUE harvesting negates the need for large areas of scalp tissue to be harvested, so there is no linear incision on the back of the head and it doesn't leave a linear scar. Because individual follicles are removed, only small, punctate scars remain which are virtually not visible and any post-surgical pain and discomfort is minimized. As no suture removal is required, recovery from Micro Grafting FUE is less than 7 days. Disadvantages include increased surgical times and higher cost to the patient. It is challenging for new surgeons because the procedure is physically demanding and the learning curve to acquire the skills necessary is lengthy and tough. Some surgeons note that FUE can lead to a lower ratio of successfully transplanted follicles as compared to strip harvesting.
Hair transplant cost is determined by many factors. Each case is different. In order to determine the total cost for your hair restoration we encourage you to schedule a consultation with your surgeon. An assessment will be performed and the hair transplant cost will be based on: Your desired result, including hair line design, and temple angle closure Desired density Current level of hair loss The area that needs to be covered - hair line, crown, mid scalp, scar repair, etc. Whether you had already received a procedure before or not Body hair Beard, mustache, eyebrow, and eyelash hair restoration.
Of course hair transplants work! Please see our Hair Transplant Photos page. The principle is very simple and straight forward. The genetic makeup of hair on the sides and back of the head is resistant to genetic pattern baldness. This makes it possible for the hair that you have on the sides and back of the head to be relocated to the area where it is falling. This new relocated natural hair will stay and continue growing. You should also know that hair transplants have been around in various formats since the beginning of the 1900’s. For information about the latest and most modern hair loss treatment available, schedule your consultation with surgeon.
Hair transplant is commonly used to treat cases of hereditary baldness. The fact that a person keeps hair on the sides and back of the head does not mean it is right to do a hair transplant. Extensive communication is required for the patient to be aware of what can and cannot be achieved with a hair transplant. The doctor must understand what the expectations of the patient. Often the hair transplant is a compromise between the doctor and the patient after a long dialogue. For information about the latest and most modern hair loss treatment available, schedule your consultation with your doctor.
The art of a hair transplant is not just the technical skill of the doctor, but also the doctor’s natural talent to be able to properly design the frontal hair line for each patient according to their features. A doctor with this ability can create a head of hair with a natural look. This is the difference between a regular hair transplant and a natural, undetectable, superb hair transplant. For information about the latest and most modern hair loss treatment available, schedule your no-obligation consultation with your doctor.
Usually a procedure of 2500 to 3500 follicular units can be done in one day. If you need a procedure with more follicular unit grafts it can be performed in two consecutive days. For information about the latest and most modern hair loss treatment available, schedule your no-obligation consultation with us today.
There are only minor annoyances. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and the patient is conscious throughout the process. There is little need for further medication for pain and requires little more than a half painkiller for the first night. This is the advantage of the new Technique which uses FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplants to obtain the follicular units from the donor hair. For information about the latest and most modern hair loss treatment available, schedule your no-obligation consultation with us today.
This is a common term referring to hair transplant sessions where there are more than 3000 hair implants extracted and implanted. The method involves placing a large number of implants in a single session for maximum density and coverage of the balding areas without the need of performing several separate processes. For information about the latest and most modern hair loss treatment available, schedule your no-obligation consultation with doctor today.
It is the art of placing follicular units close enough to each other to ensure a natural and good density in a single procedure. This in particular refers to the hairline design without large gaps between each hair. Low density (as in hairs per square centimeters) hair grafting would require a second or third procedure after to improve the natural density - if not done with high density in first instance. The amount of follicular units placed per square centimeter depends on certain factors like hair characteristics, the quality of the hair bulb, ethnicity, hair color, hair density and balding area to be implanted. The high-density implant is a great technique to place follicular units close to each other without compromising their growth, placement angle and the diameter of the means employed influence the outcome.
This is a term used to describe the temporary loss of existing hair found in the surrounding area to where the hair has been implanted (i.e.: hairs that surround the recipient/bald area) This phenomenon is temporary and is the result of the stress experienced by the follicle when incisions are made nearby to implant new hair. This is similar to when a person gets a cut in the arm. The hairs in the surrounding area of the cut will temporarily fall off. These hairs will immediately start producing a new hair and the hairs will regrow.
The hair transection is the loss of hair when removed from the donor area. This occurs from damage to the follicular units in the donor area during the extraction process. An acceptable level of transection is around 5-7%. The growth rate is the percentage of follicular units grown once placed in the recipient/balding area. The growth of the follicular units implanted in the balding area will be compromised if the follicular unit is not placed correctly, not properly maintained until the time of implantation, or is damaged during placement. Other external factors that affect the growth rate is the degree of compliance by the patient with the post-operative instructions. Failure to follow post-operative instructions by the patient will affect hair growth. An acceptable growth rate is around the 94-98 %.
The potential number of implants that can be extracted from a person is around 8000 grafts or about 16,000 hairs. It is not possible nor ethically recommended transplanting all in one session. Several sessions – usually of 2500 grafts to 3500 grafts – are performed to distribute the extraction in the recipient area in a strategic manner so as to achieve the best results for the patient in the mid and long term.
Factors such as age, and the progression of hair loss help answer this question. In most cases the person receives more than one procedure, although it may take many years between each other. The need for additional procedures will be determined by the quality of the hair transplant performed. When the procedure is of higher quality the longer it will last and the longer the time period necessary in between hair transplants.
On the issue of the scar, the scar depends on the extraction method used. With the strip method scars are left on the back of the head. This does not allow short haircuts as the scar is evident. With the FUE Hair Transplant extraction method, the technique is much less invasive, leaving small scars imperceptible to the naked eye, even with a shaved head.
After the hairs are transplanted it takes a week for the skin to settle as well as the surrounding vascular system. Hairs will begin to grow during the first month and then drop out without leaving visible signs of hair transplant. It is normal for 100% of transplanted hairs to fall during the first month post procedure. The transplanted follicles go into rest for about 3 or 4 months until growth resumes. Then the hairs start growing normally. Hairs grow at a rate of 10% of the number of transplanted hairs per month from the third or fourth month post procedure. At 12 months the hair growth reaches 90% growth, while the remaining 10% will do so in the next six months. It may take up to a year and a half to obtain a mature hair growth at which point you can appreciate the final results.
No. The FUE hair transplant method is applicable to any person of both sexes and all ages. It is said that for young person there are other methods that may work, but the reality is that beyond the age of the patient each case has different features, thus each diagnosis also varies. Remember also that hair transplants are not necessary in all cases. Hair transplantation is not about age but about confidence, vision and less excitingly supply and demand. If the supply of grafts from your donor region is sufficient to meet the demand created by your current expectation and future hair loss then you are a candidate irrespective of age. If hair loss is affecting your confidence, we will be there to support you and create a vision to strategize for your current hair loss and for any future loss to ensure we have sufficient donor supply for any future restoration needed.
The most common follicle extraction method is the strip method - also called FUSS or FIT. This is still practiced although it yields a high percentage of patients dissatisfied with the results. Our clinic is - market leaders in the FUE technique - have adopted the FUE method exclusively since long time for its effectiveness, practicality, ease for the patient, and above all for the best results obtained.
The method FUE hair transplant extraction method is the removal of follicular units individually through the use of a special surgical tool from the donor area of the patient. The strip or FUSS (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery) or FIT (Follicular Unit Transplant) extraction methods used by other clinics involves removing a strip of skin from the scalp. It uses a scalpel, pulling the scalp, and with subsequent suturing. The result of this strip method is that it leaves a large horizontal scar in the middle of the back of the head.
The method FUE hair transplant is minimally invasive because it requires no cutting or sutures. In contrast, the strip technique uses a scalpel to produce a long and deep cut to extract the skin with the follicles.
The FUE hair transplant extraction method is characterized by a much faster healing relative to the strip extraction method. Healing with the strip technique is slower due to the large incision.
With the FUE extraction method often patients do not experience pain. The area heals very quickly and the risk of infection is very low. The strip technique usually is painful and recovery takes at least one month. Infection risk is very high.
Yes, the FUE extraction method is notable for having a larger donor area, the neck and sides of the head. There is also the possibility of extracting body hair from the chest and legs. The strip extraction technique is more limited as it only uses the back of the head as donor area. It cannot access other areas
No. There is no pulling or stretching the scalp in the Follicular Unit Extraction method (FUE). The strip technique has limitations because of lack of scalp laxity produced by the extraction of sections of skin from the scalp
The method allows selection of follicles one by one. Choosing the necessary follicles is important based on where they will be placed. The strip technique does not allow selection of follicles because you get a complete strip of skin with hair which has a pre-determined number of follicular units. It can never really match what is needed for the recipient area.