Hair loss is an extremely common occurrence and affects most people in varying degrees at some point in their lives. Hair loss can occur due to one or a mix of the following: severe stress, genetics, illnesses such as thyroid disease and anaemia, nutritional changes, hormonal changes related to puberty, pregnancy and menopause, vitamin D deficiency, or side effects of strong medication (such as chemotherapy).
It is normal to lose about 50-100 hair strands every day.
The act of shampooing merely only loosens hair that is about to fall out. Excessive hair styling may weaken or damage hair, and lead to hair breakage. However, both methods have not been proven to be direct, underlying causes for hair loss.
Yes. In fact, hereditary hair loss affects 80 million people across the country making it the most common cause. Both men and women develop this type of hair loss. In men, it’s called male pattern hair loss, and in women, it’s called female pattern hair loss. Basically, having hereditary hair loss means that you have inherited genes that cause your hair follicles to shrink and eventually stop growing hair.
The good news is that in many cases, hair loss is only temporary. However, some cases can be chronic and slowly progressive. Regrowth is possible with the right care and treatment. This is why it’s important to see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment options sooner rather than later. However, when baldness happens medical treatment will no longer work and hair transplant might be the only solution.
Generally transplanted hair lasts for lifetime since they are extracted from the permanent area of person’s own scalp or body.
Hair transplant involves extracting hair follicles/grafts from the permanent /doner area of the scalp and inserting them in the bald or thinning area of scalp.
Transplanted hair starts growing by 3-4 months but it take around 6-8 months for them to grow long and the person to appreciate the desired result.
Apart from few temporary discomfort like swelling of the eyes or forehead, doner area discomfort, there are normally no side effect of hair transplant.
Transplanted hairs are permanent but they may get affected by environmental pollution. So it is better to take some vitamins supplements post-transplant.
The cost of hair transplant depends on the number of follicles/grafts. To know the requirement of graft, a proper consultation is required.
While doing a Hair transplant it is important to match the exact direction and angle of each hair. When done properly, it is difficult to distinguish between the existing and transplanted hair.
Hair transplant is done under local anesthesia . So once the local anesthesia is injected the entire process is painless.