Best Hair Transplant in Delhi,Vasant Vihar, Rajouri Garden
Hair loss or alopecia can affect the scalp or any body area and can be temporary or permanent. Hair loss over the scalp can be the result of genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions or a normal part of ageing. An individual has approximately 1,00,000-1,50,000 hair on their head. It is normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair per day.
Hair goes through a repetitive sequence of growth and rest known as the hair cycle which consists of four phases:
- Growth phase
- Regression phase
- Resting phase
- Shedding phase
Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from the scalp and can affect both men and women. The most common cause of baldness is hereditary hair loss. Before pursuing treatments to restore hair growth, the cause and type of hair loss must be assessed by a dermatologist or a trichologist.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF HAIR LOSS?
- ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA
- FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS
- ALOPECIA AREATA
- TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM
- CICATRICIAL ALOPECIA
Excessive hair fall may present as losing bunches of hair during combing or head wash. During phases of excessive hair fall, hair strands may be visible on pillow covers, bedding or car seats. Certain clinical tests and trichoscopy performed at the dermatologist’s clinic can further help to ascertain the type and degree of hair loss. What is Male Pattern Baldness / Androgenetic Alopecia?
The term ‘patterned hair loss’ describes a form of hair loss that occurs in a distinctive pattern and is characterised by a progressive decline in hair production and their eventual thinning. This condition affects up to 50% of males and and is characterized by progressive loss of hair on the scalp any time after puberty due to an increased response to androgens (male hormones). It follows a characteristic distribution. In males, hair loss is most prominent in the frontotemporal and vertex regions of the scalp. The age of onset of male pattern hair loss is highly variable. 40% begin to develop balding between the ages of 18 and 29 years, a further 24% first develop balding in their thirties, 3% in their forties, 5% in their fifties, 9% in their sixties, 2% in their seventies and 1% at or beyond the age of 80 years.
How can it be treated?
Minoxidil solution and Finasteride are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications for males with patterned alopecia and should only be used under the supervision of a dermatologist or trichologist. Cosmetic aids like hair extensions, prostheses and wigs may be used to improve hairline. Hair transplantation is an excellent treatment which may be considered for male pattern baldness in those who are ideal candidates for this treatment.
What is Female pattern hair loss?
Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a type of hair loss that occurs in around 40% of women by the age of 50. It occurs due to genetic predisposition and/or hormonal influence. In women, the typical pattern of hair loss seen is sparing of the frontal hairline with diffuse hair loss at the crown and top of the head, resulting in a wider centre part.
How can it be treated?
With early diagnosis and treatment, hair loss can be curbed and hair regrowth may be stimulated. Oral antiandrogens and topical minoxidil are usually prescribed by the dermatologist and result in considerable hair regrowth. Surgical treatments including hair transplantation can be used to treat certain types of hair loss in women.
Hair Transplantation is a surgical procedure in which hair is extracted from a hair-rich area of the body and implanted on the bald patch. The surgeon usually removes hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head. At DMC- Trichology, an expert performs the best hair transplant in Delhi, Vasant Vihar (South Delhi) & Rajouri Garden (West Delhi) in an operation theatre under local anaesthesia.
Who can get Hair Transplant Surgery?
- Men with male pattern baldness
- Women with thinning hair
- Women with a receding hairline
- People looking for a change in their existing hairline
Who is not a candidate for Hair Transplant Surgery?
- Those with a keloidal tendency
- Those with active infection or inflammation on the scalp
What are the different techniques for hair transplant?
FUT Hair Transplant: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a cutting-edge technique used to provide the most effective hair transplant in Delhi at our centre. This therapy involves extracting a linear strip of hair follicles from the donor area. Individual follicles are then extracted from the strip and the prepared grafts are implanted into the recipient area. This surgery requires stitches on the donor area and may leave a scar.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), is an advanced procedure used to provide the best hair transplant in Delhi it involves individually harvesting follicles from the head. These grafts are then implanted onto the recipient. The basic principle of FUE is to extract an intact follicular unit which would heal with minimal scarring. This is also referred to as the sutureless method of transplantation. The back and sides of the scalp are the areas which are usually resistant to patterned hair loss (where the hair remains for the longest period). Hair from these areas of the scalp retains its characteristics of growth, texture and colour even after they are transplanted to the bald area.
In this technique, the surgeon extracts hair follicles from the hair rich areas of the scalp, makes small incisions on the recipient area and then implants the grafts within these incisions using specialised tools. While doing the implantation, it is necessary to keep in mind the angle and direction of the native hair on the scalp. Depending on the degree of hair loss and availability of donor sites, in most individuals, one or more sessions are required.
To get the best hair transplant in Delhi visit DMC -Trichology Centre. We have centres located at Rajouri Garden (West Delhi) & Vasant Vihar (South Delhi).
Post-surgical care :
- After the surgery, the hair that is grafted is kept moist with saline/water spray. The grafted area is dabbed with wet gauze to avoid any crusting.
- 48 hours post-procedure, the scalp is washed with medicated shampoo in the clinic.
- Medications including antibiotics, painkillers and hair growth promoting serums and tablets are prescribed by the doctor for 6 months.
- Regular monthly follow-ups with the trichologist are advised.
What are the common side effects of a hair transplant procedure?
When performed by experienced trichologists, complications are rare but may include.
- Scalp erythema
- Post-operative bleeding
- Temporary headaches
- Temporary numbing of the scalp