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If Hair Translant Is The Question.. Yes Is The Answer: Dr. Abhishek Pilani

March 03, 2017

Worry for hair loss makes you lose it more. People who are fussed with baldness and are gazing for effective treatment need to talk to this specialist about it. Assure Hair, Skin & Physic centre provides all the treatments that you are missing. Assure serves you with wide variety of treatments like skin, cosmetic, laser hair transplant and physiotherapy, all under one roof. In conversation with Bollywood Town magazine, Dr. Abhishek Pramod Pilani, a MD Dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon spoke to us about hair transplant in detail.


What are the early signs of hair loss?

Early signs of hair loss include thinning on different areas of the scalp for different people. It affects men more severely than women with bald patches of hair making the person age visibly. With the modern lives we lead, men and women across ages are experiencing hair loss problems in different degrees due to stress, hormonal imbalances, irregular diet, harsh medication, pregnancy in women, lack of nutrition, too much chemical treatment on hair or faulty genes.

What does a hair transplant do?

It’s one of the best ways to get back the hair that you once associated with your youth. As for the procedure, a hair transplant universally, is performed using two methods – FUT hair transplant and FUE hair transplant. Follicular unit extraction (FUE), also known as follicular transfer (FT), is one of two primary methods of obtaining follicular units, naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs, for hair transplantation. In FUE harvesting, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the hair restoration patient's donor area, ideally one at a time. This differs from strip-harvesting because, in strip harvesting, a strip of skin is removed from the patient and then dissected into many individual follicular units. The follicular units obtained by either method are the basic building blocks of follicular unit transplantation (FUT).

The procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia. Depending on the number of follicles, the surgery can take 2-6 hours. The patient undergoing the treatment can even watch TV or work simultaneously. Patients are discharged soon after the procedure is complete. In multiple  sitting, 7,000-8,500 follicle grafts can be transplanted. Within a six-month interval, a person can get 3-4 sittings. There is no hospital stay following this and the patient can resume everyday activities from the very instant the procedure is complete.

Who should be performing hair transplant surgery?

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The science of hair is taught under Dermatology – Trichology (science of hair andscalp). Hence we would recommend the following for anyone looking for a hair transplant: 

.Doctor is either a qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon preferably from a reputed institute.

.Centreshould have proper operation theatre with facilities of sterilisation and emergency management.

Technicians, Dental Surgeons, Homeopaths should not be allowed to dothe procedure. 

How long does it take before a patient can see visible results of the surgery?

Some of the transplanted hair will fall out 3-4 weeks following the surgery. The hair will start to re-grow 3 months later, and the final outcome can be seen 6-8 months after the operation. The hair that is transplanted is permanent and can be coloured, dyed and styled. Even if shaved off, it will grow back.

Is it expensive to get a hair transplant?

It depends on the requirement. It starts from 75000 to 3.5lacs.

A common misconception is that it’s cheaper to get a hair transplant abroad. The truth is the exact opposite. The cost of hair transplant for a single strand of hair at international clinics is 5 $ (meaning approx. Rs 300). Doctors at the clinic charge anything between Rs 30 and 70. Even though the exact cost will depend on the amount of hair to be transplanted, the follicles required, the procedure and the operating surgeon, it will be way less than what it’d cost in any other part of the world.

How long does it take to complete the whole procedure?

If the requirement is less then It can be completed in single day or maximum it can be finished in three sessions. One session comprises of 5-6 hours.

Are there any public figures that’ve undergone a hair transplant?

Yes. There are many cricketers and TV and Bollywood  stars who have been able to find their place back in the limelight thanks to a successful hair transplant.


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