Hair today, gone tomorrow. Hair fall is the bane of everyone’s life. No one would want to encounter it willingly. Those with good hair growth make efforts to maintain their hair, but what about the less fortunate ones who experience early hair loss, leading to balding? Balding toys with an individual’s self-confidence. People in such a situation have to turn to hair transplants after they have tried and given up on other hair loss remedies. Male pattern baldness from grades 1-3 do well with medicines, however, grade 4 onwards one needs a hair transplant for a fuller look.
Hair Transplantation- Follicular Unit is a surgical process in which an individual’s “own”, “live’ hair follicles are transferred from the area of “permanent hair”(from the sides and the back of the head) and transplanted to the area where he has hair loss (forelock and vertex). The transplanted hair are permanent and continue to grow for the rest of of his life. They have to be combed, cut and shampooed like normal hair.
Primarily used for treating male pattern baldness, where grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to bald scalp; hair transplantation is also used to restore eyebrows, beard hair, or to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgeries such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants.
When done correctly, it provides lifelong natural results. However, it is very important to choose the right hair restoration surgeon and clinic. When performed correctly, it can return a full and natural look to the person within just one surgical sitting. A majority of patients are surprised at how it only requires local anesthesia and how they experience only a little (if any) discomfort during the process. It is important to note that very often, even months after the hair transplant has been performed, the patient’s head may feel a little numb. While numbness is a temporary phenomenon of surgery, it can take up to a year for some patients to feel normal again. To understand our philosophy of treatment of hair loss with cyclical medicine and one has to understand a few pertinent facts.
Like other corrective surgeries, hair transplant too is steadily increasing in popularity. More and more people would like to go for it instead of dealing with baldness. While its success rates vary, depending upon the doctor and clinic chosen, it is the only “permanent” solution to male pattern baldness.