Hair transplantation is a minor out-patient surgery that requires 4–12 hours and is performed under local anesthesia. No admission is required. We perform the procedure by Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE) technique which involves direct removal of individual follicular units (each contains 1-4 hair) with the help of specialized equipment. As no cutting and suturing is required in this method, the cosmetic results are excellent in the donor area with no visible scarring.These small grafts are then meticulously planted into the bald or thinning area of the scalp (recipient area) maintaining same angle as the other hair present.
All individuals suffering from male of female pattern hair loss may be a candidate for hair restoration surgery. Men or women who want to restore or change the shape of their hairline and even patients with areas of scarring from injuries or “scarring” skin diseases can consider the procedure. Moreover, people who want to thicken or restore eyebrows, eyelashes or beard can undergo hair transplant.
Within 24 hours small crusts will form on each graft that is then shed in approximately 2-3 weeks. The grafted hair will often start to grow by 2-4 months of the procedure. A minority of patients may experience mild swelling in the forehead area for a few days following surgery which goes away in 3–4 days. Patients may be asked to use moist compresses or sprays and to sleep in a semi-upright position for 2–3 days following the procedure to minimize swelling.
The complete and final result may be seen after 8 months to 1 year after the surgery.