Best hair transplant clinic in hyderabad - Fms skin & hair clinic
Hair restoration today is a minimally invasive procedure that recreates the real hair !!
In the past few decades, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and maxillofacial surgeons have played a pivotal role in enhancing the aesthetic value of the face through many surgical and non-surgical procedures. Hair transplantation is one of the popular procedure done to enhance the facial aesthetics. Hair restoration today is a minimally invasive procedure that creates real, natural-looking results using your own hair follicles.
FMS - Best hair transplant clinic in Hyderabad
Being the best hair transplant clinic in Hyderabad, at FMS Skin & Hair clinics hair transplantation is not only a promising procedure for male pattern and female pattern alopecia, but also for other causes of hair loss too; traumatic and burn scars on hair bearing areas, alopecia following surgical procedures (i.e. Craniotomy, rhytidectomy procedures), redo hair transplantation, congenital reasons like cleft lip scenario etc. Today, hair transplantation procedures are extended to patients who want to strengthen a weak hairline, lower the hairline or fix missing facial hair on the moustache, beard, eyebrows or eyelashes.
Let's understand the microanatomy of Hair
Hair has two parts – a living part under the skin extending into the dermis known as follicle and a non-living keratinised part above the skin called hair shaft. The lower part of the follicle known as the bulb is very vital as it’s the one involved with regeneration and most of the stem cells are located there. Hence while implanting, holding the graft above or beside the bulb is important to ensure sustenance of regenerative potential.
The factors leading to hair loss could stem from internal/external factors.
Factors which internally lead to deficient hair growth are iron deficiency, calcium deficiency, zinc deficiency, general debility, anaemia, hypothyroidism, deficiency of the fat soluble vitamins, thyroid problems, insulin resistance, metabolic disorders like gout and PCOD, prolonged illness, emotional turmoil following surgery and individuals with seborrheic scalp.
Lifestyle and environmental factors do influence the hair health and growth cycle. The common causes are smoking including passive smoking, stress, alcohol intake, lack of sleep, crash dieting, fad diets, high-protein diet, exposure to extremes of heat or cold, less intake of fluids, poor scalp hygiene, dust, pollution, fumes and exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals.
The New and modern concepts of Hair transplantation at FMS:
We practice the Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or ‘strip technique’ as well as ‘micropunch method’ or Follicular unit extraction(FUE) technique which are popular techniques of hair transplantation.
The principle behind hair transplantation is that, hair grows on the back and sides of the scalp tends to be permanent in most of the individuals which are resistant to androgenic alopecia and are used to implant into the frontal or vertex area which will continue to grow as long as occipital hair grow.
Hair transplant surgery demands good planning, great surgical skill and good aesthetic sense on the part of the clinician, as hairs grow in specific direction and angulations.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT):
FUT is also called strip method or stitch method. It’s a gold standard method in hair transplant procedures till date though it’s an old method.
This includes harvesting a strip of the skin layer from the donor area usually from the back (occipital) area of the scalp, the so-called safe zone for harvesting. Strip measurements are variable with 30 cm being the maximum length and 1–2 cm width depending on skin laxity of the patient.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE):
In this technique, we extract the individual follicles, one graft at a time with the help of small punches. Also known as no stitch and no cut method, it’s minimally invasive procedure compared to the FUT. The advent of FUE has expanded the scope of harvesting follicles from other sites of the body like beard, chest hair etc. Most of the Indian skin is favourable for FUE procedure because of thicker skin types.
This is a combination of FUT and FUE in a single session. Combi technique is recommended when we need more grafts as in anything over and above 3500 follicular units in a single session. Only an experienced surgeon and a well-trained team can execute this procedure.
FAQs About Hair Transplantation
- Immediately after the procedure, little heaviness, numbness or tightness may be experienced for few hours.
- Mild swelling on the forehead and around eyes is normal.
- After the procedure, antibiotics and analgesics are provided for 7 days.
- Patients are allowed to sleep on the back or on the sides.
- Patients are restricted to perform any contact sports/gymming for a period of 14 days and should avoid swimming for up to 3 weeks.
- Topical minoxidil can be restarted in the transplanted site after about 15 days post-operatively.
- Patients are advised to sprinkle or spray normal saline over the grafts every 2-3 h for 8–10 days.
- Suture removal is performed on 11th day for FUT technique.
After 11–20 days your new implanted hair will shed. Now the new follicles are in its dormant (sleeping) stage. There will be a lag phase before hair growth is initiated. Complete growth can be seen between 6-9 months and hair continue to grow until 12–14 months.
Because the hair follicles are fully extracted, the individual hairs won’t technically grow back. However, the surgeon will be extracting individual hair follicles from the denser areas of the donor site; not patches of hair. So it makes it impossible to notice the removed hair follicles over time.
There is no limit on the number of times a person can undergo hair transplantation. Rather, the limit is on the total number of grafts.
Depending on the technique of hair transplantion , number of grafts, quality of scalp, surgery may take around 6-10 hours. Some times sessions can be placed on 2 consecutive days.
Some side effects of hair transplant surgery are bleeding, swelling on the scalp and around the eyes, Itching , crusting, infection etc.
The answer is yes, hair transplantation is permanent if done on a healthy scalp. This is due to the nature of the harvested hair follicles, which are unlikely to fall out since they are taken from the back and sides of the head.
Women also experience hair loss or thinning, and our surgeons with a minimally invasive FUE technique, can help you achieve full, healthy hair again.
The cost of a hair transplant is highly variable and depends on number of grafts required, expertise of the surgeon etc. It typically ranges anywhere from Rs 75,000 – 3 lakh.