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FAQs: Hair Transplantation

FAQs: Hair Transplantation

FAQs related to Hair Transplant

Q1. What are the Problems we face after Hair Transplantation?

A. There are mainly two kinds of problems- one that happens soon after treatment and the other is the probable side-effects. Following a hair transplant procedure, our skin experience soreness and swelling. Treatment areas develop small infections (which are cured by medications). Complications or side-effects include bleeding, bruising around eyes, formation of crust on the implanted scalp area, numbness or lack of sense in the treated region, inflammation and unnaturally-looking hair tufts. Few patients also experience shock loss, i.e. sudden but temporary loss of transplanted hairs.


Q2. Is Hair Transplant Surgery Painful?

A. Before beginning treatment, hair transplant professionals provide anaesthesia to the patients, which keep them numb during the procedure. It’s only after 3-4 hours of surgery when the anaesthesia effect gets worn off and patients feel little pain and discomfort. Those undergoing strip hair transplantation i.e. FUT, are more likely to experience pain in the donor site. This pain persists for 2-3 days following treatment. Read more…
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Q3. What is the Average Cost of Hair Transplantation in India?

A. The cost depends on three factors- amount of hair loss, clinic and surgeons, and the kind of technology used for hair transplantation. On an average, hair transplant treatment in India can be anything around 60,000 INR with the minimum being 35,000 INR and the maximum being 80,000 INR. Some high-end clinics in posh areas charge more than 2 lacs for this treatment. Read more


Q4. Will I lose hair after Hair Transplant?

A. Yes, you can if only you experience a hair loss shock. It’s a common phenomenon in which hair starts falling between 1-5 weeks of hair transplant treatment. However, it’s a temporary condition and you are more likely to regain hairs in 4-6 weeks of surgery.


Q5. Is there any Hair Transplant method better than FUE?

A. Primarily, there are two kinds of hair transplant procedures- FUE and FUT. FUT is always preferred for its good quality grafts, higher follicular density, least visibility of scars, and faster recovery time. Compared to FUE, patients go through a better experience in FUT and hardly face any side-effects or complications.


Q6. Can Facial Hair be used as Donor Hair for Hair Transplant?

A. Yes, of course. Facial hairs serve as excellent donor hairs especially for candidates who face a mismatch of donor hair supply and demand for recipient hair. Also, facial hairs have thicker shafts which give more volume to the hairs of the recipient site.


Q7. When can one start exercising after a FUE Hair Transplant?

A. Light exercises can be started after 2 weeks of FUE treatment whereas heavy and strenuous fitness sessions can only be started after 3 weeks following treatment. Actually, longer the time people stay at rest, better are the results. Having said that, for best possible results, it is always advisable to consult the hair transplant surgeon and take his/her consent for re-starting exercises.


Q8. What should you know before going for FUE Hair Transplantation?

A. Before getting into treatment, you MUST:

  1. Identify Your Baldness Stage

There are 7 stages of baldness with four stages having further sub-stages. Identify your stage of baldness and multiple it with 1000 to know the number of grafts you would require for restoring your hairs.

  1. Understand Common Terms

What is a graft and what is a follicle? Grafts are shafts that contain hair follicles and follicles are the hair strands which arise from the scalp roots. 1 hair graft comprises of 1-5 hair follicles.

  1. Consider Graft Survival Rate

Always remember that you’re going for the surgery to get back your hairs and not specifically to undergo a surgery. Therefore, you must consider the Graft Survival Rate, which is the percentage of total implanted grafts that will grow into full thick hair. Your Graft Survival Rate is dependent on certain factors- the total time spent by the grafts outside your body, experience of surgeon who handles your graft, and the incision angle.

  1. Ensure Transparency & Trust

Ensure that you don’t fall into the pits of fake hair transplant clinics who assure you saying more grafts will give more hairs. Well, that never happens, which is why the Graft Survival Rate. Do some background researches about your hair transplant clinic, know the expertise of the hair transplant professionals, and develop faith in their systems and procedures. Only then, move ahead.


Q9. Which celebrities have had Hair Transplants?

A. Well, there are many names. In the Western side, there’s John Travolta, Sir Elton John, Matthew McConaughey, Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Jeremy Piven, Billy Bon Thorton, David Beckham, Gordon Ramsay, and many others. Bollywood celebs like Salmaan Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Himesh Reshamiya, Aditya Pancholi, and Govinda have also undergone hair transplantations.
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Q10. Can I transplant my whole head?

A. Yeah, why not? However, before going for a complete head transplantation, you need to look into certain factors- your age, sex, type of hair, presence of heredity disease (if any), Autoimmune disorders, premature ageing syndrome, regular medications (if any), medical problems, atopic diathesis, habits like smoking, and the kind of pollution that prevails in your locality. Your hair transplant will ask to perform certain medical tests to confirm that you are physically fit for whole head transplantation.


Q11. Does Hair Transplant Surgery make people appear handsome and younger?

A. That’s the primary aesthetic benefit of your hair transplant treatment. Post surgery, you gradually grow more hairs, often of a higher density and volume, which makes you look youthful and handsome, than ever.


Q12. I am a 26 year old Indian male. I have very little facial hair on my chin and moustache area. Is there any way to get full face beard?

A. I am afraid you can’t. It is because 90% of your facial hair, including its colour, texture, and length is determined by your age and genes. However, you can optimize your beard shape by adapting good grooming habits. Always, choose a suitable beard style which will maintain your looks and develop a finely shaped beard that goes well with your face.


Q13. I am 22 and have lost almost all hair from my head. Is there any possibility of getting it back?

A. Yes, there are lots of ways to regain your lost hairs. But first, try to determine if it’s a temporary or permanent loss.

For temporary loss, you can use Rogaine and Propecia. Rogaine is a hair loss lotion which you can directly apply by rubbing it in specific scalp areas, where you wish to grow hair. If you are a male, Propecia is a hair loss pill, which you can get only after consulting a doctor. Do follow the medicine courses as suggested by your physician.

To treat permanent hair loss, you can go for hair transplantation surgeries like punch grafting, slit grafting and micro-grafting; or scalp reduction. Consult a physician who will help you to choose the most suitable hair loss therapy, based on your hair loss pattern.


Other related FAQs (in Detail)

Which one is more suitable for you FUT or FUE?

What are Hair, Follicle, Follicular Unit and Graft?

What are the Cost Determining Factors of Hair Transplant?

What are the different types of Modern Hair Transplant Treatments?

How has Hair Transplantation evolved over the years?

How to prepare your hair and yourself for hair transplant?

What are things you should do before booking your hair transplant sessions?

How many hairs are available at the maximum from the safe area of our head for transplant?

Depleted Donor Hair Supply

Are transplanted hairs really permanent?

What are the side effects of hair transplant surgery?

Is there any draw back in case I opt for FUT over FUE?

How many hairs are available at the maximum from the safe area of our head for transplant?

What are the problems we will face after hair transplantation?

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