FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS

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Frequently asked questions

hair transplantation

How should I proceed in order to have the operation at your clinic?


After you decide to visit the clinic, you will be consulted by our chief executive
manager who after doing thorough analysis of your hairs and scalp will explain
regarding the procedure involved, number of grafts planned, area to be
covered, expected results and exact cost of the procedure. You can even
consult the doctor if you wish through virtual consultation. Finally if you agree
upon the surgery, certain mandatory investigations will be done which will be
reviewed by physician, anaesthesiologist and the chief surgeon. Date will be
decided depending upon the availability of the surgeon and you will be called
upon the decided date of surgery.




Is there a recommended age to have a hair transplant?


Male androgenetic alopecia is usually a progressive condition and the hairline
recedes despite best of the treatments. So it is advisable to undergo hair
transplantation once the hair loss stabilises and the hair line reaches a
particular stage which is usually 26 to 30 years of age. It can be done in
younger individuals less than 26 year age provided that he is ready to
undergo one more transplantation if at all the need arises and the pre-existing
hairline recedes further.




Do you provide any official documentation after hair transplantation?


We do provide the discharge summary which includes method of surgery
done, number of grafts/follicles implanted and post operative advice. We also
provide ‘fit to fly’ certificate who intends to travel via air immediately after the
surgery.




How long does a hair transplant procedure take?


Usually it takes 7-8 hours to complete the surgery when meticulously done. However in some
individuals who want the entire scalp to be covered and grade of baldness is high, we do it in 2
days in which half the scalp is covered in one day and the rest in another day.




Does hair grow back in the donor site after the hair transplant is done?


No, the hairs are extracted completely along with the roots in the donor area. So they do not
grow back. However the number of hairs in the donor area is so much that even if one in four
follicular units is extracted, the remaining follicles which grow downwards cover the remaining
scars and make it unrecognisable when the hairs grow.




Do I need to stop taking drugs that I regularly use before the operation?


If you have been using minoxidil, then you have to stop it for a week at least before surgery.
However it is not mandatory. Other drugs like NSAIDS, aspirin have to be stopped 3 days before
surgery. Anti-hypertensives and anti-diabetics have to be taken even on the day of surgery and
thereafter.




Is a hair transplant procedure painful?


Hair transplantation is entirely done under local anaesthesia. So it is a
painless procedure. However while giving local anaesthesia, there will be mild
pricking pain which will be reduced as much as possible using vibrators and
very thin needles.




Will there be a lot of blood loss during hair transplantation?


It is a very minimally invasive surgery. So there is negligible loss of blood.




When will I see the results of my hair transplant operation?


This is the most common question asked by everybody. The transplanted hairs undergo a bit of
stress during extraction, holding and implantation. Hence most of the transplanted hairs shed
from 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. They start growing from 2 to 3 months onwards. By the end of
6 months, 40-50% of growth is seen. For complete results, it may take upto 12 to 18 months.
On an average most of the patients will notice results by the end of a year after surgery.




Are hair transplants permanent?


Yes, the hairs used for transplantation are selected from the safe donor area on the occipital
area. The hairs in this area are DHT resistant and usually do not undergo miniaturization till old
age. So rest be assured that as long as you have hairs on the back of the scalp, so long will
your transplanted hairs stay usually upto the age of 60-70. Don’t be fooled by the clinics saying
that they are providing 100% guarantee on transplanted hairs. There is science behind hair loss
and hair transplantation which every person having baldness should understand before going
for transplantation.




Will I lose hair after a hair transplant?


Hairs on our scalp grow and fall in cycle consisting of anagen, catagen and telogen phases. So
even the transplanted hairs will enter anagen, catagen and telogen phase. So they will be shed
cyclically and come back. The transplanted hairs usually do not undergo miniaturization or
thinning.The pre-existing hairs will continue to undergo miniaturization which can be slowed by
using medicines and PRP treatment.




How will be the evolution of transplanted hairs?


After a hair transplant procedure, the amount of time required for recovery,
healing and growth of the new hairs, is extended over a period of 12 months.
Between 2 to 3 weeks after a hair transplant procedure most patients
experience a phenomenon known as “shock hair loss“, where the new hair
grafts enter a resting phase and the hairs are shed.
This is a perfectly normal and natural process that most patients experience
after a hair transplant procedure. There is nothing to worry about.
After the shedding of the newly transplanted grafts your new, healthy hairs will
soon begin to grow in their place.
In about 2 to 2.5 months your transplanted hair will be entering its normal
growth cycle and grow approximately 1.5 cm every month.
From 9th month onwards, the transplanted hair will improve in texture and at
the 12-month mark, it will get thicker blending with the person’s own natural
hair structure.




Do you have hair transplant services for women patients?


Women do have hair loss called female pattern hair loss. The hairs undergo thinning and the
central parting will widen with time. This may be again due to hormonal imbalance or chronic
micronutrient deficiency. Once the underlying cause is identified and repaired, women can
undergo hair transplantation. In CUTIBLESS we offer female hair transplantation depending
upon the grade of baldness and hair loss is treated holistically.




How long do I have to wait to go back to work after the procedure?


Normally the procedure is done in one day i.e., 6-8 hours. In those requiring more coverage or if
the requirement is more, the surgery is extended to the next day. So one can resume their daily
work from 3rd or 4th day onwards without any impediments.




Why should I opt for Hair Transplantation with Laser Therapy?


2 months after hair transplantation, one can opt for laser helmet therapy which will boost the
growing transplanted hairs as well as the existing fine hairs. This can be combined with Platelet
Rich Plasma(PRP) treatment every month for 6 months.




What are the side effects of hair transplantation?


When done by a qualified doctor and experienced team in a hospital set up, there are almost no
side effects from hair transplantation. Mild pain for 1-2 days, temporary swelling on forehead are
rarely seen which are temporary and will subside in a few days.
Complications such as infections of the scalp after a hair transplant procedure may occur when
done in unsterile conditions and using unsterile instruments and untrained professionals.
Few folliculitis may appear on both donor and recipient areas which are sterile pustules and will
reduce on their own.




Where do they take hair from for a hair transplant?


Normally in a virgin scalp, the best donor is the back of the scalp which is a u shaped area. It is
called ‘safe donor area’. It contains hair follicles which are resistant to DHT and never go thin or
bald till old age. In a lifetime upto 3500 to 4000 follicular units or grafts can be harvested. But
these are not sufficient to cover the scalp in advanced grades of baldness. In such cases,
follicles can be harvested from the beard and body to cover the entire scalp.




How long should I wait between two hair transplant operations?


Usually after a transplantation session, it takes 9 to 12 months for the hairs to grow. In
advanced grades of baldness, in one session it is difficult to achieve maximum density and
coverage. In such cases it is recommended to go for one more session after a year for best
results. So waiting for a year in between two transplantations is imperative.




Will my hair transplant results look completely natural?


With the methods and the instruments we use the hair transplant will look absolutely natural with
normal direction of hairs and maximum achievable density. When a hair transplantation
procedure is performed by an experienced physician and a professional team,
the results will be absolutely natural.
Obtaining natural results from hair transplantation depends on good planning.
Good planning can be accomplished through proper location and design of
the hairline, framing the face proportionately.
However, the hair quality of the patient and donor density are also important
factors affecting naturalness.
Hair grows at different angles and in different directions.
In order to achieve naturalness, hair transplantation should be performed by
taking the growth angle and direction of the existing hair into account.




When can I cut or shave my hair after the hair transplant procedure?


Yes you can cut or shave hair 1 month after the procedure. The hairs are your own and they can
be handled absolutely normal with cutting, shaving, dying and coloring.




Is PRP with hair transplantation has benefits?


Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) has its own benefits along with the transplantation. The PRP is full
of growth factors which will help in boosting the growth of the transplanted hairs as well as the
existing hairs on the scalp. The time taken for the transplanted hairs to grow will be lessened by
the addition of PRP. So the final results will be more augmented than hair transplant alone.




WHY CHOOSE CUTIBLESS FOR HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?


We deliver what we promise
Quality treatment
Hospital setup with cardiac monitor
Panel of doctors including physician, anaesthetist and surgeon attending each patient.
Thorough computerized Hair and scalp analysis before planning surgery.
➢ State of the art Operation theatre, not any other saloon or clinic.
➢ Safety- Multi parameter Monitor throughout surgery
➢ Relevant blood tests before surgery
➢ Experienced team
➢ Entire procedure performed by doctor.
➢ Best and natural results
➢ Refined micro instruments.
➢ Trade mark methods
➢ Thorough Hair analysis