Growing awareness, societal pressure and rising number of people suffering from baldness or thinning hair are key reasons why hair transplant has a wide potential in the Indian market. A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that removes hair follicles from one part of the body to plant it to another part of the body. In India, the procedure is mainly used to treat baldness in men and women.
According to a demographic study on Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) in India, about 46 percent of men between ages 21 and 31 suffered from MPB. Studies and statistics show that Indian men are now tackling the issue of baldness as early as their 20s. Hair is a sensitive issue for men and women of any age. Receding hairline and hair fall are the main concerns among people and are driving factors for high demand in the hair transplant industry.
Recently in Bollywood, three movies were launched (Bala, Ujada Chaman, and Gone Kesh), the storyline where the protagonist suffers from baldness. This highlights how premature balding is a serious problem faced by many. Bala and Ujda Chaman both movies are lensed through the perspective of under-confident young men. These movies show how society pressures the importance of appearance.
While the demand for affordable hair replacement procedures is rising, India is becoming a hot destination for hair transplants because of the cost-effective medical procedures. Indian market is expected to grow a CAGR of more than 25 percent in select metros like Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
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Hair transplantation or restoration is recognized as an effective solution for people suffering from baldness. To answer your question, yes it is a permanent effect and that’s the main reason why hair transplantation is considered the most effective option for restoring your hair.
During the procedure, your physician will remove healthy hair follicles from thicker parts of the scalp, or other parts of the body. It is then grafted to fill in your thinning or balding areas. The main reason for hair fall is the hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the reason behind the hair fall you are experiencing. However, the transplanted hairs are resistant to DHT and they’ll continue to grow even though the non-transplanted hairs around them continue to fall out. The procedure is carefully performed in order to match the patient’s natural hair growth pattern. Hair transplants are a permanent natural solution for all these reasons.
For optimum results, you must choose a doctor who is an expert in the field and well experienced.
A hair transplant is an invasive procedure that needs to be carefully carried out. There are two methods to carry out a hair transplant:
The success rate of the procedure is determined by an overall percentage of fibers that are successfully transplanted. In the case of FUT, the doctor transplants the follicular grafts to the receiving site at a success rate somewhere between 95 and 98 percent and in some cases even a 100 percent success rate. While in FUE, when the appropriate volume of follicular units is transplanted so that adequate coverage is achieved, this FUE Hair Transplant ought to result in a 100 percent success rate.
The success rate mainly depends upon the expertise of the surgeon performing this procedure and donor site. So the success rate that can be achieved is 100% if the procedure is done correctly by an expert surgeon.
Hair transplant is a type of cosmetic surgery and a poorly executed hair transplant surgery can have a catastrophic psychological effect. You must ensure that you have selected a properly qualified surgeon. It is important to learn more about your surgeon in terms of years of experience in this field, his dedication, success stories, reviews, etc.
At Iconique, Dr. B.K. Garg performs hair transplantation on a regular basis. He has pioneered the art of stitchless hair restoration in India. He has to his credit almost 7000 successful hair restoration procedures. He is a fully credentialed Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon and is affiliated with all leading peer-recommended Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Societies in India and the world.
If you’re considering a hair transplant at Iconique, do not hesitate to ask questions to clear any doubts such as:
At Iconique, during your first consultation, our surgeon will discuss the details of the procedure, precautions and risk factors with you.
With androgenetic alopecia affecting so many people, there is no specific cure for this condition. Currently, there are few available treatment options including, natural remedies, lifestyle changes or a few drugs effective for minimizing the effect.
If you have a receding hairline or a diffuse hair loss, getting a hair transplant could potentially be a good idea. Like any other surgery, you need to understand the effects, costs, and limitations of the procedure before you go ahead. If you have minor hair loss and a good amount of donor hair, a hair transplant will definitely improve your appearance.
There are two types of Hair transplant treatment available:
Boosted FUE enables the creation of larger donor pools by harvesting follicles from areas other than the head (legs, arms, etc.). The main difference between FUT and FUE hair transplants is that in FUT the surgeon plants a strip of donor skin, whereas in FUE individual follicular units are excised directly from the scalp. FUE is considered more advantageous due to its 100% natural look, painless and quick treatment with faster recovery time. Because of minimal scarring, FUE is particularly suitable for people who like to keep their hair short.
The actual cost of a hair transplant treatment depends on various factors such as the skill and experience of the surgeon, technique used (FUT or FUE), types of equipment and reputation of the clinic. In Indian metro cities, the traditional FUT technique usually costs between 25 to 40 rupees per hair graft. The advanced stitch less procedure (FUT technique) can cost anywhere between 40 to 100 rupees per graft. While an FUE treatment cost ranges from anywhere between 35 to 75 rupees per hair graft.
At Iconique, we customize the treatment plans according to your specific needs. Our expert team ensures that you get the best results, with no further treatment required and very little post-surgery side effects. Dr. B K Garg takes care of the patient’s needs and gives the best feasible solution.
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure with few risks involved.
The procedure is minimally invasive and done under local anesthesia. But patients may suffer from redness or swelling post-surgery. Your doctor will suggest antiseptic and soothing cream to relieve this inflammation and swelling in a few days.
Another concerning risk is hair growth which is non-uniform and in a non-aesthetic way. However, if your doctor is well trained and expert in the field, you do not have to worry about these risks.
Wounds from surgery may cause slight bleeding, itching or discomfort. Comparatively, the FUE process is less intrusive and your doctor will give you antibacterial cream to prevent any infection on the site.
In a few cases, grafts may fall out and require repeat surgery. Sometimes, a patchy look may result if hair continues to thin out. If this happens, additional surgery may be required. That’s why it is important for you to approach a well-reputed clinic for the best service.
One needs to understand the basic principles to recognize the possibilities and limitations of this procedure. In FUE, hair (the individual follicular units) is harvested from a donor site. The hair grafts are implanted into tiny slits (or incisions) in the balding recipient area. The mild trauma associated with this process can push the hairs into the resting phase of their growth cycle.
Considering these hairs have more growth cycles in-store, they recover and regrow, usually during the first 3-9 months after a hair transplant. Also, these transplanted hairs are immune to hair fall hormone DHT. Some patients see surprisingly early and rapid growth depending upon their hair growth cycle.
The process is well refined and requires the precise placing of individual follicular units and, in the hands of a skilled surgeon; you will see the result of the natural growth patterns that will appear on your head.
Shock loss occurs when a patient suffers from hair loss of either hair from the donor site or hair near the transplant site. Typically the shock or stress from the surgery causes the natural hairs to go into a resting phase of their growth cycle.
The main reasons for shock loss are damage caused to the nearby healthy follicles, stress to the scalp by surgery or simply a broken hair shaft.
There are two types of shock losses after a hair transplant:
In the first case, it is important to be aware that it is just the hair follicles which fall off as a result of the trauma but not the roots and is not indicative of any permanent damage on the hair. Hair will begin to grow stronger within a few months after this initial shock loss phase. Any hair loss after a successful transplant is very much a rare occurrence and shock loss is a perfectly natural part of all hair transplants. You need to keep patience until your hair grows back.
There are a few reasons why a hair transplant patient may require undergoing more than one procedure:
Another approach is taking medications to reduce the hair fall and prevent further loss. For longer-lasting results, some people require follow-up transplants.
Patients suffer some discomfort during the FUT procedure. The local anesthetic will be used to alleviate any pain during the actual hair transplant treatment. Many patients have shared their experience about FUE procedure saying they felt contact but no pain during an FUE hair transplant.
Postoperative pain in most of the patients occurs after hair transplantation surgery. Especially in hair transplantation performed with FUT, patients suffer pain and discomfort. This is because the scalp tissues have been subjected to trauma, which will inevitably cause redness and some swelling during the first few days. Muscle pain may also occur depending on the lying position during this period. Post-surgery, your doctor will prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent and reduce pain. For the best results, a patient must follow their surgeon's instructions. Doing this will increase their chances of a successful hair transplant.
At Iconique, we ensure that you make your surgery as relaxing and comfortable as possible. During this entire treatment, we will support you to make the hair transplant surgery and recovery as a pain-free experience.
To summarize, during hair transplant you may experience minimal and temporary pain and discomfort but the procedures and recovery times are generally quick. Remember this is just a small price to pay to achieve the best natural-looking hair and regain your confidence.