What is Hair?
Hair is the dead cell of living beings and is made up of a tough protein called keratin. The hairs
are anchored into the skin by hair follicles. Hair growth is different for different people. The
average rate is around one-half inch per month. The color of the hair is different in different
people due to pigment cells which produces melanin in the hair follicle. The color of the hair
turns grey due to ageing and because of which pigment cells die.
Hair Loss Problem
Hair loss is the problem common occurring in men and women equally. Hair loss is also known
as alopecia or baldness. It is referred to loss of hair from part of head or body. The hair loss
varies from person to person. Symptoms of hair loss include hair loss in patches usually in
circular patterns, dandruff, skin lesions, and scarring.
What are the causes of hair loss?
- Male pattern hair loss is believed to be due to a combination of genetics and the male hormone dihydrotestosterone. The cause in female pattern hair remains unclear.
- Dissecting cellulitis
- Fungal infections (such as tinea capitis)
- Secondary syphilis
- Demodex folliculorum, a microscopic mite that feeds on the sebum produced by the sebaceous glands, denies hair essential nutrients and can cause thinning. Demodex folliculorum is not present on every scalp and is more likely to live in an excessively oily scalp environment.
- Temporary or permanent hair loss can be caused by several medications, including those for blood pressure problems, diabetes, heart disease and cholesterol. Any that affect the body’s hormone balance can have a pronounced effect: these include the contraceptive pill, hormone replacement therapy, steroids and acne medications.
- Some treatments used to cure mycotic infections can cause massive hair loss.
- Medications (side effects from drugs, including chemotherapy, anabolic steroids, and birth control pills)
- Hair loss often follows childbirth without causing baldness. In this situation, the hair is actually thicker during pregnancy due to increased circulating oestrogens. After the baby is born, the oestrogen levels fall back to normal prepregnancy levels, and the additional hair foliage drops out. A similar situation occurs in women taking the fertility-stimulating drug clomiphene.
What is hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves hair follicles from a part of the body
called the donor site, to a bald or balding part of the body known as the recipient site. It is
primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. Hair transplantation can also be used to restore
eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or
surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants.
Types of Hair Transplantation
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction): This is more suitable for small requirement of graft insertion
(around 800-1200) and is effective in tight scalps. Here individual follicular units are extracted
and inserted in the recipient thinned out areas. There are no scars involved post this process
though it takes time. It heals quickly and the process cause very less pain.
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation): In this process, a strip of skin with hair is removed from
the donor site (back & sides of the scalp) and it is then divided micro-surgically. Follicles are
then separated from the donor strip carefully. Once that is done, the grafts are inserted into the
pre-cut mini and micro-slits at the recipient area of the scalp. This is one process where large
number of grafts (approximately 4000) can be inserted in a single session. The hair density is
greater and this is a worldwide accepted procedure. This is a swift process and doesn’t consume
Benefits of Hair Transplantation
- It is one of the hair restoration procedure that involves transplantation of your own hair taken out from back of the scalp.
- Hair transplants are completely safe and natural. No special chemicals or medicines are used in this process that might damage your hair.
- Biggest benefit of transplant is person gets back his confidence. There is no hassle in handling the transplanted hair.
- One’s appearance can look younger and individuals feel positive and open about new social experiences.
- Transplanted hair can be cut, shaved or dyed.
- Natural looking results.
Side effects of Hair transplantation
1. Hemorrhage and Infections: Hemorrhage is a common type of side effect of the grafting
method. This is primarily an immediate side effect that is noticed during or just after the
procedure. It can be avoided if the patient consults an experienced cosmetic surgeon of repute.
2. Temporary Thinning of Hair: Temporary thinning of hair loss is also known as “shock loss” or
“shedding.” This happens due the poor form hair transplantation. Shedding is also caused due to
improper type of grafting done by inexperienced hands.
3.Other Side effects: The other side effects include the itching, scarring, cysts, swelling,
bleeding, pain and numbness.
There are many big celebrities who have undergone the hair transplantation treatment.
Celebrities such as Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Kapil
Sharma and many more. So the hair transplantation is the biggest adopted strategy by all the
people who face the hair loss problem.
We provide a natural looking and the best FUE hair transplant and FUE hair restoration services to patients who suffer from hair loss using the latest technique Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). As a leading practice in the field of hair restoration and FUE hair transplant . Dr. Vishal Chugh is the best choice for your hair restoration needs.
A complete packet providing all skin solutions, Dr. Vishal Chugh, a qualified and board certified
dermatologist in Jaipur is a Gold medalist in MBBS and MD with an experience of 8 years in
dermatology. His specialization fields are dermatology, cosmetology and hair transplantation.
He has been awarded with IADVL Training fellowship in Dermatosurgery at AIIMS along with
7 other awards and fellowships at national and international level. He treats his patients very
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