Hair transplant is a technique of preventing hair loss by redistribution of hair present in different areas of the scalp. The areas of the scalp which have a higher volume are identified and the hair follicle from this area is transplanted to the areas which have a lower volume of hair.
Hair transplant is a surgical technique which is used to move the hair follicles from one part of the body (usually called donor site) to another part of the body called the recipient site. Usually done to cover up the bald patches on the head, some other utilities of hair transplant include hiding the scars on face and nearby areas caused due to accidents or surgeries and, restoration of the eyebrows, eyelashes, beard hair, chest hair and pubic hair.
Hair transplantation involves the techniques:
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) – Also known as the ‘strip method’, FUT involves taking linear strips or groups of hair follicles from the back of the scalp or areas with an abundance of hair. These strips are then carefully placed into circular incisions in the scalp areas affected by hair loss to replace natural hair growth.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) – The FUE procedure involves harvesting individual follicles from areas where there is more hair, then gently inserting the individual follicles into the scalp where hair loss has occurred.
Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) – It is the world’s most advanced and effective technique for hair restoration. Dr. Bharti Patel uses Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) a licensed, best in class hair transplantation strategy with no pain, no scalpel and no stitches!
For Hair Transplant, firstly a pre-operative assessment is conducted on the scalp to identify the quality, density, and areas of the scalp that can be used for transplantation.
Depending upon the results of the assessment the harvesting method is determined and the hair is planted on the skin.
Post the surgery, good care of the scalp is mandatory for best results which includes shielding from the sun and shampooing on a regular basis.
At Yashi Skin and Hair Clinic, we perform the safest and most effective procedures are used and hence the safety factor is much higher.
Hair transplantation is the artistic redistribution of dominant hair follicles , from the back of the head into the balding areas of the scalp, resulting in a very natural appearance. Simply put, we take a donor strip of hair from where you have more than you need and put it where you need it more.
Hair transplantation is the most effective, long-term solution to male pattern baldness.There have also been excellent results in the treatment of genetic hair loss in some women, as well as in scars resulting from facial surgery, burns, accidents, or as a result of various hair loss diseases.
A hair transplant can be done in the early stages of hair loss, when the hair is just beginning to thin, or in the later stages when baldness is more obvious. It is important that the hair loss pattern is established before surgery is undertaken. Therefore, young men under 25 are often, in the first instance, offered medical treatment to which they usually respond very well.
A hair transplant should be considered when your degree of hair loss is considered, by you, to be unacceptable. Not when you are only worried about future loss or “so no one will notice.” Starting early will often require multiple sessions. Young men under the age of 25 years may not be suitable candidates as their hair loss pattern may not yet be established.
Even in the most extreme balding patterns, a permanent area of hair exists on the sides and back of the head. This hair is unaffected by the balding process. In Follicular Unit Transplantation, a thin strip of skin containing this permanent hair is removed from the back of the head (because the skin of the scalp is flexible, the scalp can be stitched together again after the strip is removed leaving little trace that anything was done). The hair follicles are then carefully removed from that piece of skin and placed in very small surgical sites made in the thinning or balding areas of the scalp.
Once transplanted, this hair behaves as it was programmed to behave in the original area it came from and will grow naturally for the rest of your life.
When you have your consultation with one of our consultant surgeons, they will suggest how many grafts may be needed for your procedure. This number will be based on your present balding pattern, what it may become in the future and how much donor hair is available. When an individual has high donor density, the follicular units usually contain multiple hairs, and when an individual has low donor density the follicular units often contain only one hair. If an individual has a very loose scalp, a larger donor strip can be removed, whereas an individual with a tight scalp will have a long narrower donor strip.
Most men with significant thinning or baldness and in good general health are candidates for hair transplantation. In order to determine your suitability a private consultation with one of our consultant surgeons can be arranged.
During your consultation, the surgeon will assess your donor density and scalp laxity. He will also determine your balding pattern and take your individual hair characteristics, such as colour and wave, into consideration to develop a plan for a successful hair restoration procedure.
In the case of female patients, if the cause of your hair loss is unknown, we recommend investigation by a Consultant Dermatologist.
Once Androgenetic Alopecia has been diagnosed, and hair transplant surgery recommended, no further tests are necessary in the vast majority of cases. However we perform a pre-operative ECG for all surgery patients which exceeds standards of best practice.