Baldness is progressive, disorder of hair lossfrom scalp. It has hereditary cause. This is known as Androgenic baldness
Other reasons for hair loss includesdeficiency of hair nutritive elements like iron, cooper, magnesium, zinc, selenium, biotin, etc., longstanding dandruff, autoimmune disorders, radiation, chemo-therapeutic agents.
Hair transplantation is a procedure to replace the lost hair permanently. Micro and mini grafting is the latest and accepted method.Generally hairs of the back and side of the scalp-occipital hair are resistant to androgenic baldness. So the hair bearing skin from the back is taken in the strip form. This defect is stitched primarily and so no hairless scar is seen.From these strips of hair bearing scalp skin, follicles are dissected. These follicles may be 2-6 hair bearing. Such 500-1200 follicles are dissected under magnification, depending upon the density of hair growth and size of the donor strip. After defining the anterior hair line, the follicles are implanted 2 mm.apart. 1500-4000 hairs can be implanted.
This procedure is done under local anesthesia. Patient can go home on the same day. In very anxions patient sedition or a sleeping dose is given. Glucose drip is given occasionally. In rare case, patient may need overnight stay. Hair bearing skin strip is taken from back in prone position.After acquiring this hair bearing scalp skin is stitched together. This procedure is for Operation takes 6-8 hours.
There is no absolute contraindication but it should not bedone in rapid hair-fall phase, telogen effluvium, with chemo-therapy & in severe medical contraindication. It should not be done in immature person with unrealistic expectation.
Male & female bald scalp, post burn-traumatic scars,cleft lip scars, eyebrow, moustache, hair-less flap to cover lip, eyebrow.
No alternative treatment is as permanent, as promising & as natural. Other all alternative treatment require repeated sittings
After proper pre-operative medical check up, surgery is safe
Yes & hairs can be given in direction of your desire.
To get the best results, hairs & scalp should under go pre-Operative treatment of:
Post operatively same treatment should be continued.
Multiple treatment are necessary in progressive baldness-if hair - fall still present, to replace the newly developed bald area. If fuller hair growth is expected
Yes, treatment is safe.
The other associate surgeries are:
We can see hair growth after 3 to 4 months. Hair starts growing which can reach maximum to 10 to 12 months. These transplanted hairs also under go Proportionate Growth cycle.
2nd next stage is required sometimes. It can be done after 4 to 6 months.
Follicular Unit Extraction is technique where hair follicles may be one or two or four hair bearing are extracted individually from donor occipital area.here procedure of surgical removal of stripe with incision is not done.Thus linear scar is avoided.But multiple punctate punch scar are developing.This surgery has less downtime.
This is not advisable in type four and beyond baldness and in developing baldness where further hair transplantation stages will be needed.Reason is entire donor occipital area is exhausted and future possibility of obtaining hair follicles no longer remain.
stripe method where possible multiple sittings are anticipated as in progressive baldness and in type four stage and beyond.
FUE in bitempoal or localised or static baldness.
Yes, from dark area of beard,chest,pubic area,extermities.
Yes, with passage of time it adopts recepient area characteristic and growth.
It is done where occipital donor area is exhausted and lot bald area remain to be grafted