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FAQs on Hair Transplants

Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on Hair Transplants.

The very first question that can bother any hair transplant aspirant is the procedure of hair restoration. In this procedure, hair is extracted from other sites such as the back of the scalp, beard, and chest, the donor area and implanted in the bald area or the recipient area. It is done in such a manner that the aesthetics of the donor area remains unchanged.

Evidently the technique that gives the best result with minimum complications and scar should be the best. In past, FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) was the predominant one. But, the downtime in this was more and resulted in a long linear scar at the back of the head. Consequently, the recovery process was long. Also, it was painful. But, with the advent of advanced instruments, surgeons now perform FUE (Follicular unit extraction) with great accuracy. In this, downtime is less, it is less painful and leaves almost no scar. Clearly, it is accepted more now both by doctors and patients.

Recovery time in the latest Direct Hair Transplant technique is one week.

A hair transplant aspirant must be very patient. Do not expect instant results, you are not implanting hair fibres. Initial results can be expected in 3-4 months and full results can be seen in 10-12 months.

With the advancement of science, a hair transplant is no more a typical surgery. It is just another cosmetic and aesthetic procedure. Done with the right clinic, it is very much safe.

You will experience minimum pain with advancements in technology. Surgeons who use vibrators, thin needles, and buffered solution for injection rather than acid exclusion, give injection slowly will ensure minimum pain for their patients. Nitrous oxide anesthesia is also ensuring great results.

Pre Surgery Tips:
  • Before undergoing a hair transplant procedure, it is necessary to get some blood work done to ensure that you’re medically fit for the procedure.
  • If you are on anticoagulants or ‘blood thinners’, they must be discontinued five days prior to the procedure.
  • Alcohol intake and smoking must be stopped completely at least a week before surgery.
  • Discontinue use of hair oils, although you can continue to shampoo your hair as usual.
  • Avoid trimming or shaving your hair (including your beard hair).
  • If you are taking medication for Diabetes, Blood Pressure or Thyroid, continue to take your medicines as prescribed by your GP.
  • Eat a proper breakfast on the day of your surgery.
Post-Surgery Tips:
  • After the surgery, avoid sleeping on your back, so that there is no added pressure on the implanted grafts. This will prevent them from getting damaged.
  • Avoid touching or fiddling with the transplanted grafts and ensure that your head does not bump into any object, wall or car.
  • A saline spray bottle will be provided, which has to be sprayed on the transplanted area at 2-3 hourly intervals for 5-7 days after the surgery.
  • Antibiotic ointment can be applied on the donor area after cleaning it with sterile water.
  • A loose surgical cap can be worn on the head when outside. When at home or sleeping, leave the area bare.
  • Normal activity can be resumed from the next day but heavy physical activity should be avoided for at least 7 days.
  • After the first headwash on the 7th day, you can switch back to your regular shampoo.

Don’t be fooled just by advertisements. Try to meet old patients, see their results, donor area management, hairline, etc. Look at the doctors’ qualifications and experience. Dig at various international forums, and learn what they are recommending. Also, research the technology and instruments your surgeon is using. Lastly, also give a look at the hygiene of the clinic.

Hair Transplants have become increasingly common today. Therefore, it’s important to choose the centre with utmost care, after doing a thorough search.

The success rate of a hair transplant varies, depending upon a host of factors, the most important being the experience of the surgeon at the centre. We, at Eugenix, are headed by two of the world’s most experienced doctors, Dr. Pradeep Sethi and Dr. Arika Bansal, both from AIIMS, New Delhi.

DHT (Direct Hair Transplant) is the modification of the FUE technique which ensures maximum graft survivability. Learn everything about DHT.

At Eugenix, we get many patients who have had a previous hair transplant procedure at other centres and they aren’t happy with the results because the hair transplant is not natural-looking. That’s when we conduct a corrective hair transplant to give the appearance of a natural-looking hair transplant.

Yes, it is very much possible. But, who are good candidates for the same? Though, a hair transplant is not a solution for resting the hair fall, especially in women. The basic reasons for hair fall in women have many reasons. The underlying cause has to be identified and treated accordingly. However, some females are still good candidates for hair transplants. For example, some females have broad foreheads otherwise a good hair quality and density. For lowering the hairline, they may go for a hair transplant. Another female pattern is Ludwig pattern grade 3 where some women’s parting area becomes too wide and the scalp is visible. Such cases can be treated with hair transplants.

Yes, it is a possible case. However, the number of grafts implanted is limited. Multiple sittings are required in such cases.

Try avoiding hair transplant surgery before 23. This is because your baldness will be progressing or can be cured with just medicine. A good hair transplant surgeon who is not using a commercial approach will give you wise adviceafter seeing your scalp.

In the case of Norwood grades 6 and 7 good coverage be attained. A higher hairline must be designed and its shape must be conservative. Avoid making temple points as it will require more grafts. To give good coverage body grafts are used. Like of beard and chest.

The angle that the hairline makes on both sides is known as temple points. Temporal points are above these angles. These are situated in correspond to the eyebrows of a man. It is a sign of youthfulness. Once a person loses these, he starts to look old. If a young person loses, temporal restoration is crucial. Understand everything about temple point restoration.