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13 Oct, 2020

ARTIFICIAL (SYNTHETIC) HAIR IMPLANTATION

Hair transplants are natural since they use one’s own hair from the permanent zone and they grow when relocated. They are living tissue and retain the same characteristics like the hair from where they have been lifted. After an initial lag period, no special care is needed. The hair keep growing and you visit the barber to cut them or style them as before balding hit you.

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03 Jun, 2020

Hair Transplant Ugly Duckling Phase – Everything you need to know

The ‘Ugly Duckling’ phase of surgical hair restoration is a euphemism for that period of the timeline of hair transplant result when it is in the healing phase of hair transplant when the crusts are present and they give an unkempt look and also when after they shed, the phase of shedding of graft hairs and later the shock loss if happens can make a patient look very different from what he was before and he shies away from this look.

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01 Jun, 2020

Timeline of hair regrowth after hair transplant – What to expect!

Hair Transplant is a surgical procedure and is linked to emotions and very often the patient would want to know how long it will take his grafts to grow and he will see a result. Patients are mostly impatient and for a reason. After a period of shedding that starts after 7days after the procedure and continues till 4-6 weeks, the follicles begin to regrow.

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30 May, 2020

When not to get a Beard hair transplant

A beard is in fashion today and since a hair transplant procedure has made it possible for everyone to grow a beard, these procedures are in demand. There are many circumstances in which a request for a beard hair transplant should be discouraged. These are instances when a beard hair transplant should never be done. A young boy of say 17 years of age wanting a beard through surgical hair restoration needs to be discouraged. Many people wish a beard due to peer group pressure.

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11 May, 2020

Over 100 Case Studies of Failed Hair Transplants & Their Revision

I have dealt with the topic of failed hair transplants many times over; and even have dealt with their correction through reparative procedures on multiple occasions on my videos.

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10 May, 2020

Safety Protocols & Practices For Body Hair Transplant & FAQs

The whole game of hair transplant is played keeping in mind the availability of anagen hairs, duration of the anagen phase of a graft being harvested, and maintaining hair in the anagen phase. And no better example to understand anagen hair than in the case of Rapunzel. It is said that her hair cycle was jammed. As the story goes, her hair cycle was arrested at the anagen phase till the time the story was written by Brother Grimm.

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07 May, 2020

Why Do Crown (Vertex) Hair Transplants Fail?

Though hairlines add to your physical appeal, crown baldness affects you psychologically. So when a patient feels, a doctor delivered a crown hair transplant result that was not up to his expectations, he feels disillusioned and dejected. And then a common belief in the patient community builds up and they assume:

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28 Apr, 2020

Why 22 is too young for a hair transplant?

In the last 20 years that I have been doing hair transplant, I am more and more convinced that androgenetic alopecia is an evolutionary process. Humans have been known to have evolved from the primates and first lost the copious body hair and then the tail and later their brains evolved and today we consider ourselves the most evolved of all living inhabitants on Earth. Or that is what we would like to think!

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27 Apr, 2020

Whey Protein, Hair Loss & Your Hair Transplant

Anyone that’s going a bit thin on top might be making their hair worse due to the sports supplements they’re taking in their keenness to get more brawn. Ask any gym instructor and he will tell you that in the first 3 months of a person joining up and engaging in heavy workouts, though he builds lean muscle, he also complains of hair loss.

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23 Apr, 2020

Should Finasteride be taken before a Hair Transplant?

The often-repeated phrase ‘making hair stable before a hair transplant’ is a MYTH. For it never lasts even a month after stopping Finasteride. Taking Finasteride before hair transplant is like flogging a dying horse. Finasteride is of utmost importance for 6 months after a hair transplant. To know why taking Finasteride before a hair transplant is against your interest, please stay on.

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21 Apr, 2020

Is Your Scalp Donor Fit for a Hair Transplant?

Donor area problems/complications that limit hair transplant | Poor donor-site The presence and integrity of the scalp donor which is the safe zone is a prerequisite before we can plan a hair transplant. An insufficient donor area can limit the number and quality of grafts.

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20 Apr, 2020

Are You Suffering From Finasteride Phobia?

Do you get Testosterone levels tested at the drop of a hat? If YES, I have 2 Qs for you- I have 5 Qs for you- 1. Do you think High Testosterone causes baldness? 2. Do you feel Finasteride decreases Testosterone levels? 3. Does the use of Finasteride decrease muscle mass? 4. Does the use of Finasteride have steroidal effects? 5. Do you think Finasteride can cause permanent sexual side effects?

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17 Apr, 2020

Saw Palmetto as DHT Blocker and Ayurvedic Treatments for Hair Loss

Diverse herbs and plants have been proven to reduce DHT levels considerably. The extracts of some of these natural “medicines” seem to regularly appear in hair loss product labels. Hence it is important for us to acquaint ourselves with some of the more popular ones.

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16 Apr, 2020

Treatment of Hair Loss in Women

If you go by my statistics, though I treat many women for hair loss per se, only 2.5% of those who undergo hair transplant with me are women. It is estimated that 45% women have hair loss by the time they are 45 years in age. 1. Why do women have hair loss? The causes can vary from- 1. Genetic which is the commonest 2. Hormonal – pregnancy, menopausal, 3. Medical conditions- Hypothyroidism, PCOS 4. Radiation

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15 Apr, 2020

Efficacy and Safety of Oral Minoxidil 5 mg in Hair Loss

Introduction: The first side effect one notes when a person is taking oral minoxidil is an increase in facial hair. However, at times when there is a lockdown like in present times, not like me can be said to be on minoxidil. No, I am not taking oral Minoxidil, my beard is due to the lockdown!

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12 Apr, 2020

Minoxidil in Hair Transplant – Should I use Minoxidil (Rogaine)?

Minoxidil was first introduced as an oral medication for the treatment of severe and recalcitrant hypertension in the 1970s. Coincidentally, physicians observed hair regrowth in balding patients and generalized hypertrichosis in over 80% of ( call it the Werewolf Syndrome if you may) , which led to the development of a topical minoxidil formulation for treating androgenetic alopecia (AGA) first in male and then in female individuals.

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11 Apr, 2020

Which is Better for Preventing Hair Loss: Finasteride vs Dutasteride?

Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia) and Dutasteride (Avodart) are the most common drugs used for hair loss today. Both drugs work by inhibiting 5AR that converts Testosterone to DHT. Hence they, on one hand, increase testosterone levels but on the other reduce DHT which is the active ingredient. But Finasteride inhibits only Type II 5AR.

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11 Apr, 2020

Ultimate Guide to Sikh Pattern Traction Alopecia

Traction results from prolonged or ongoing repetitive tension on the scalp hair. Hair pulled in the same way for a long time to tie it in a similar fashion day after day without relief. This is further aggravated by tying the top knot with a rubber band. And then tying a scarf on top, called the patka. To aggravate this further, mothers tie the top knot while the hair is wet so the knot stays on for a long time and they do not have to tie it again. Not a spontaneous developing disease in the classical sense. It is completely preventable.

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08 Apr, 2020

Sexual Side Effects of Hair Transplant with Finasteride

When we cross a road there is a high chance we might die. This chance of dying increases when we are crossing a road in India! However, we still cross a road every single day! Besides this innocuous activity, there are bad side effects of some daily activities that we routinely do without searching the internet for its inherent side effects-

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03 Apr, 2020

Hairline Design | How to draw hairline for hair transplant?

The design of a hairline is the most artistic part of the whole procedure. A hairline reflects the racial type, age, wisdom of a person. A poorly planned hairline can ruin the result of an otherwise satisfactory hair transplant. In most people during early adulthood, the hairline has regressed enough to uncover the frontalis or forehead muscle. If you were to make the folds of the forehead prominent by looking up, you would see that your hairline starts just a little higher than the point where the muscle boundary ends. In monkeys, for example, it is not so and therefore when they make facial expressions, their hairline stands on end! This animation of the hairline can also be seen in some children who have naturally low set hairlines that are enunciated in the video that follows.

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01 Apr, 2020

Temporal Triangle Restoration in Hair Transplant

We have often times realised that lack of temple triangles makes the individual look older than his age. This happens even in people with a head full of hair. On the contrary, even a completely bald individual with well preserved temple points looks the same age as he would if he had a head full of hair. This is the most important advantage of having well placed full temple triangles to frame a face in all cases that lack them.

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01 Apr, 2020

FUT Donor Scars | Are they visible after hair transplant?

Visible FUT hair transplant scars have over a period of time been despised by the younger population since the last 10 years due to which FUE hair transplant technique has become the method of choice for those seeking a hair transplant. The discussion of FUT vs. FUE does not hold as much importance today as it did just 2 years ago FUE is minimally invasive and a method of hair transplant that is more patient-friendly though laborious for the hair transplant physician.

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27 Mar, 2020

Coronavirus, Humanity & Hair Transplant

In India, we’re in the 5th day of our lockdown. CoronaVirus is a faceless enemy we all have to collectively vanquish. Corona, like most diseases that have battered the human race, knows no distinction of caste, color, religion or race. It cuts through all denominations regardless.

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06 Mar, 2020

Hair Transplant in India: Global Hub of Surgical Restoration for Hair Loss

Pattern hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia is increasingly becoming prevalent. Recently, in our clinic, we saw a 15-year-old boy studying in Grade 10 who was brought by his mother in much anguish for he was suffering from Grade 5 pattern. As baldness increases, so will the number of people seeking hair transplant. Hair transplant clinics have emerged all over the world in the past few years, chief of which are Turkey & India. India is the preferred destination for people wanting a customized hair transplant and individualized treatment by a qualified and skilled doctor.

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15 Feb, 2020

Deceptive Advertising in Hair Transplantation

The other day I saw an advertisement on a board that shouted out- ‘Get a hair transplant before it is Too Late!” This made me LOL! For, if it is too late, you were never a candidate for a hair transplant. In the past one decade, the number of hair transplants has significantly increased. Consequently, there has been a sudden increase in the number of ads via television, posters, and hoardings. Even online advertisements are upfront in luring hair loss patients to undergo transplant surgeries. In fact, the web is ruling with images of before and after pictures of hair transplant patients. But anyone who has undergone this procedure knows the reality of these false ads quite well.

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14 Feb, 2020

What to reasonably expect after a Hair Transplant Surgery?

It is normal and in fact helpful to be a bit nervous before a hair transplant. However, if your surgeon is experienced and does the considerable number of cases being a 100% FUE hair transplant surgeon, there is nothing to be anxious about. The procedure is relatively pain-free, you are mostly awake throughout the procedure and will get multiple breaks in the 6-10 hour span while the procedure is underway.

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13 Feb, 2020

High Density Hair Transplant in Pattern Baldness – Facts & Myths

Hair transplant is today an accepted treatment for baldness. Success stories of male pattern baldness through surgical hair restoration abound. We all have come across our colleagues, relatives, and friends who are happy with their hair transplants. The social media platforms are full of information about hair transplants – some true and others misleading.

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12 Feb, 2020

What is Transection Rate in FUE Hair Transplant?

FUE hair transplant being a blind technique while harvesting, requires accurate angles of harvesting, skillful use of the micromotor and atraumatic extraction of grafts. Grafts can be transected with the punch, completely or partially as the punch travels below the surface of the skin. The results a clinic delivers has a direct bearing on the number of grafts that can be harvested in one piece without partial damage to individual follicles of the graft unit. Hence this variable of transection rate when honestly quantified determines the skill you can expect and the result that will follow in a particular clinic that you are researching.

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11 Feb, 2020

When is the best time for a Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is a proper surgical procedure and if done improperly, it is seldom possible to go to your original condition if not an improvement. It is not like a haircut that if it is not to your liking, you can get this corrected the next time you visit the saloon. Any hasty decision for a surgical cosmetic procedure is to be condemned. A decision on a whom and not well thought of can throw your life out of gear and be detrimental to your long term hair loss plans & objectives.

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10 Feb, 2020

Consumer Alert – For those who seek a Hair Transplant

The first hair transplant is your only chance at a great outcome. As you well know through your research and consultations, there are numerous hair transplant clinics. In bigger cities, every street in a commercial area will have a few signs.

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09 Feb, 2020

The Importance of Donor Area in Hair Transplant

What can be achieved from a hair transplant depends wholly and solely on the donor area that you carry. The most common donor is the permanent safe zone at the back and sides of the head and varies from one person to another. What is a donor area? The perfect donor area is located on the two sides and at the back of the human scalp. The permanent growth of hair remains unaffected in these areas since these hair are mostly immune to the effects of DHT.

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07 Feb, 2020

Why Hair Transplant Surgery at Darling Buds Is the Best in India

“Right attitude with simplified procedures. Well qualified doctor in terms of knowledge and experience. What more can one ask for? Perhaps the best clinic for hair transplant in qualitative terms.”- Rod Wilson This was one of the recent reviews of a patient who got the hair transplant surgery done at Darling Buds. Darling Buds, founded and run by Dr. Tejinder Bhatti is one of the leading hair transplant clinics in not only India but worldwide too. Darling Buds was declared as one among the 25 fastest growing medical tech companies in India in 2017 by the prestigious ‘The CEO Magazine’.

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02 Feb, 2020

The World’s Top 25 Hair Transplant Surgeons: 2020 Edition

Best 25 Best hair transplant surgeons in the world list. Spex’ list of the world’s Top 25 hair transplant doctors in the world can be accessed at- https://www.apetogentleman.com/worlds-best-hair-transplant-doctors/ The doctors practising hair transplant have a long experience in this field and have proven that their skills and techniaques has withstood the test of time. They are- Dr Scott Alexander, Phoenix, Arizona (USA) Dr Ken Anderson, Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

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11 Nov, 2019

How Many Hair Transplants Can A Patient Have?

There are a set of questions a patients always asks and one of is “How many sessions of hair transplant will I require?” This question is asked by the patients in utmost innocence not knowing that it opens up a vast gamut of considerations. The doctor will need to see availability of grafts and donor areas, the objectives of the patient in the short and long term and the level of baldness the patient is likely to progress to. Last but not the least the age of the patient will suggest whether to even take up the patient for a procedure.

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04 Nov, 2019

Hair Follicles – Detailed Insight into the Structure and Growth Cycle

Since alopecia is such a common problem today, before you proceed to seek treatment a basic understanding of your hair follicles, primarily, its structure and growth cycle may interest you.

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02 Nov, 2019

7 Side Effects of Hair Transplant Are Quite Scary!

A full head of hair is a matter of pride for everyone since it is not so common today. Baldness is so common today that when it sets in, it is a reason for despair in most and depression and poor self-image for others. However, with the advent and acceptability of surgical hair restoration today, there is relief to the hapless sufferer of androgenetic alopecia.

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01 Nov, 2019

Male to Female Transgender Hairlines as part of Sexual Reassignment Surgery

Hair Transplant in Sexual Reassignment Surgery situations is done only for Male to Female Transgenders/Transexual Males After appropriate psychiatric assessment which is an essential component when anyone wishes SRS. These patients are usually already on female hormonal supplements with or without DHT blockers like Finasteride (Propecia) or Minoxidil (Rogaine).

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31 Oct, 2019

A Class Action suit against Artas Restoration Robotics

Restoration Robotics is a Robotics company specifically dealing with hair transplant through robotic technology and computer-assisted artificial intelligence. Restoration Robotics Inc, the makers of ARTAS floated their IPO in October of 2017. The company saw good growth from 2012 till 2015 after which a downfall in its fortunes started. The company has been making tall claims about the robot which have been brought it back to limelight for the wrong reasons .

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24 Oct, 2019

Is Your Hair Transplant Doctors Qualified to do your procedure?

Who is Qualified to do a Hair Transplant? Is Your Hair Transplant Doctors Qualified to do your procedure? WHAT IS BLACK MARKET HAIR TRANSPLANT? WHO CAN DO HAIR TRANSPLANT?

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20 Oct, 2019

Was your barber able to detect your hair transplant?

A natural hairline after hair transplant is the most sought after trait of a successful hair transplant. A fake hairline that does not go according to the tenets of hairline construction can be made out from a distance and invites second glances. This can give lesser confidence to a bald person and negates the reason why he went for a hairline restoration in the first place to improve self-image and confidence through hair transplant.

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19 Oct, 2019

What is a Natural Hairline?

A natural hairline after hair transplant is the most sought after trait of a successful hair transplant. So what make for a great natural looking and dense hairline?

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16 Oct, 2019

Caucasian Hair Transplant using FUE technique gives better results

Caucasian hair is characterized by light color, fine caliber, less contrast between skin and hair tones and lastly but most importantly by the compact nature of follicular units that form a graft. Caucasian hair transplants have been done by us at Darling Buds since 2007 and we have extensive experience with this racial type.

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10 Oct, 2019

Popular Punjabi Singer / Actor underwent FUE Hair Transplant

SHARRY MANN ia a popular celebrity Punjabi Singer and actor. He underwent an FUE Hair Transplant for Sikh pattern traction alopecia at Darling Buds Clinic some 6 years ago. The results are long lasting, completely natural and satisfying. Hair Transplant results lift the spirit and add to the glamor quotient in a competitive world especially where looks matter the most – the Movie industry.

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29 Sep, 2019

Why Sikh Pattern Traction Alopecia Patients Will Not Settle For Less Hair Plantation Density!

Sikh pattern traction alopecia occurs in Sikh boys in the tender teen years when due to the tight bun that they wear, the hair are iprooted and more so along the hairline. This casuses emotional problems especially when they wear their hair short. The hair density in Sikh pattern traction alopecia needs to match or give the illusion of a full head of hair since these patients are not suffering from baldness. (androgenetic alopecia). It is only a physical hair loss due to traction.

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20 Sep, 2019

What is Black Market of Hair Transplant? Who can do Hair Transplant?

Any doctor, clinic or other staff or business practising hair transplant without conforming to relevant rules in vogue in their region, state or country can be broadly termed as a Black Market Clinic or Establishment. The hair transplant industry has today reached such depths of infamy and disrepute, we hope it can go down any further. We all await an upswing in the fate of FUE as an honorable career.

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18 Sep, 2019

Hair Transplant OR White Collar Crime?

Honest advice by a patient on a famous forum to a clinic in East Europe that is almost solely run by technicians under the supervision of a dentist. This conveys the condition of the hair transplant industry today without mincing words. I have never before come across a more disgruntled patient who ever received a hair transplant. He was listed for surgery with me and at the last minute when he was packing his bags to be here in Chandigarh for a hair transplant, received an alluring call from a lady counsellor in East Europe giving him 50% off the package and including 3 nights’ stay in a nearby hotel.

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09 Sep, 2019

Transection Rates & Trauma to Follicular Units during Extraction while doing a Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is an excellent surgical option for people hoping to restore their hairs with minimal scarring and discomfort. Since its introduction in 2002, FUE has become an increasingly popular method to obtain donor hair. Despite its numerous advantages and some disadvantages, patients are more likely to choose FUE instead of FUSS or follicular unit strip surgery today.

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06 Sep, 2019

Ultimate Hair Transplant Cost Video Guide

A hair transplant unlike many other beauty treatments that you buy is permanent. Whether good or bad, you cannot wish it away. And in most cases you live with it! Hair transplant is a cosmetic surgical procedure and is an Investment of your precious Time, Hard earned money and most of all your Emotions. So if you get a bad hair transplant how will you feel? The commonest reasons why people get a bad result is when they go bargain hunting. Desperate buyers seeking irrational discounts will almost always meet desperate hair transplant traders.

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07 Aug, 2019

Premade Slits and Hair Transplant

By any stretch of the imagination, the timing of slit making cannot be called as a variation of FUE technique. Nor it can be called the DHI/DHT technique. This has already been tried by many FUT surgeons in the past and then abandoned due to reasons enumerated further down in this discussion. The factual truth is that it is not done anymore and is not considered a standard protocol that has withstood the test of time. Now the question of making slits first and then implanting. Slit making takes a mere 30-45 mins and not much time is wasted if they are made later.

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24 Jul, 2019

7 Things Most People Do Not Consider Before A Hair Transplant

Did your quickly receding hairline given you the jitters of late and making you consider a hair transplant? Well, you are not the first! Many like you in the age group 25-35 are mortified with a hairline that is fading away. With surgical hair restoration techniques currently available, you can cover the visible scalp areas and perhaps increase the density of remaining hair. FUE is a non-invasive process and can deliver amazing results. However, there are a few things that many do not know or are misinformed about as regards hair transplants.

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12 Jul, 2019

Beard Hair Transplant for Sikhs in Punjab

For Sikhs in Punjab, where I practice, having a full beard is a matter of great pride. However all patients we see are not, across the board, offered a procedure without detailed counseling/psychotherapy. Indians have darker skin types on the Fitzpatrick Scale- Grades 4-6: Beard transplant should never be done in patients below the age 25 since they are emotionally and physically immature.

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20 May, 2019

WORLD’S BEST 20 DOCTORS FOR HAIR TRANSPLANT

Spex Certified World’s Best Doctors & Clinics for Hair Transplant 2019 is out. We are again the only center outside of North America & Europe to be included in this Exclusive List at:

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10 Apr, 2019

The Norwood Scale – To Identify How Bald Are You?

Male pattern baldness is a common problem nowadays and it can happen to almost anyone. People often ignore this hair receding pattern only to express concern when there is very little or no scope left for redemption. Therefore, the need is to be alert and know your stage of hair loss at an early stage. It will be easier to take the necessary steps accordingly, like visiting a hair loss expert, opting for requisite treatment, etc. But how to be aware of your baldness stage? Is there any scale to measure its intensity? Yes! Norwood Scale is the befitting answer to your anxieties.

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18 Feb, 2019

Surgical Hair Restoration: What to Look for in A Surgeon

Hair restoration technique a lot of effort and expertise on the part of the surgeon. Only a qualified, experienced and talented surgeon can give you the expected results. It is important to spend time while searching for the surgeon; it is not enough to just choose a surgeon based on deceptive advertisements in newspapers, TV or on social media. It is essential to dig behind all those glossy ads of the surgeons and find out how their medical practice is. You can also ask for recommendations from other general practitioners who can guide you to the right surgeon suitable for you.

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25 Jul, 2018

Can A Hair Transplant Go Wrong?

The hair is a crucial part of our self-image that could boost our self-esteem. Many people feel inadequate when their hair falls out. Some find themselves losing their self-confidence. All of this can be easily brought back through hair transplants. Among all the cosmetic surgeries, hair transplant is a common procedure that both men and women opt for. From the famous celebrities to your neighbours, a lot have performed hair transplants. A good hair transplant surgery can make one’s hair look absolutely normal and make them feel secure and confident in the way they look.

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05 Jul, 2018

Strip Scars can be bad

These patients were scheduled for a procedure at my clinic when a clinic elsewhere convinced them that FUT gives more grafts. My take on that is at- https://darlingbuds.com/fue-vs-fut for FUE works best in my hands The resultant coverage in above patients was so sparse and the scars so bad that both are presently shaken by their experience. Scars can be bad both in FUT and FUE surgery. What patients do not realise is the need to do good research and select a good doctor, whether an FUE surgeon or an FUE surgeon. The examples above hardly grew much hair. I get so many such enquiries almost every week and it is so sad.

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01 Jun, 2018

Master Plastic Surgeon

Dr Tejinder Bhatti has been invited as Master Plastic Surgeon to the prestigious Association of Plastic Surgeons of India Conference to conduct a Master Class on Recent Advances in Surgical Hair Restoration 21-25 Nov, 2018. The Annual APSICON has a gathering of over 700 delegates and the Master Classes are well attended by junior plastic surgeons. Training in ethical and effective hair transplant that is safe and satisfying to the patient is important due to the present context where the speciality is in abject danger of falling into the unscrupulous hands of fly by night operators and unqualified technicians and other staff.

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13 Apr, 2018

7 Things To Note Before Your Hair Transplant Avoid A Medical Disaster

7 Things To Note Before Your Hair Transplant Avoid A Medical Disaster

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10 Jul, 2017

Fut Scar that Required Traditional Reconstructive Surgery

This 35 years old patient came for correction of an FUT scar done elsewhere. The skin is tight and the scar is dense. The patient was told that the treatment of such big scars is not a hair transplant. Neither can it be closed using the trichophytic closure technique.

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16 Jun, 2017

Our Strongest Argument in favor of FUE Technique

‘Cherry picking’ is yet another agricultural term used for the description of anagen selective hair transplant. It denotes the harvesting of ‘golden follicles’ (those that are in full bloom) in the anagen phase of growth. The advantage of harvesting these healthy follicles is that it leads to better growth over a shorter span with seemingly higher density with increased survival during transfer.

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14 Apr, 2017

5 Points to be noted while repairing a Strip Scar.

A lot of my work entails repairing of FUT scars. Most that come to me are very wide scars and the treatment in these cases mostly is scalp relaxation exercises followed by trichophytic reveion closure with z-plasty. However every FUT scar today wants revision. Strip scars are not pleasing any more for contemporary hair styles that are very short at the back and sides.

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04 Feb, 2017

Darling Buds Hair Transplant Center Blog in Feedspot Top 50 Hair Transplant Blogs

TOP 50 INFLUENCERS IN HAIR TRANSPLANT INDUSTRY Our blogsite has been listed as the Top 50 influencers in the field of Hair Transplant the world over. The blogsite has been under constant updation with the latest knowledge in the field of specialization of doctor Bhatti sine 2007. Dr. Bhatti is a consistent blogger and he provides relevant and useful content to his followers on social media platforms.

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14 Nov, 2016

Power Buzz or a hair transplant?

Hair loss evinces varied reactions from men and women alike. Since olden days magical hair loss cures, have been sold to gullible people. When we talk of hair loss it is the genetic cause that is mostly implied. However there may be hair loss due to immunological disorders, skin disease or while on anticancer drugs.

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30 Sep, 2016

Loss of Inheritance

Hair loss evinces varied reactions from men and women alike. Since olden days magical hair loss cures, have been sold to gullible people like horse uri When we talk of hair loss it is the genetic cause that is mostly implied. However there may be hair loss due to immunological disorders, skin disease or while on anticancer drugs.

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04 Jun, 2016

DO’S AND DON’T’S

Take your medication at specific time of the day as advised on the schedule. Keep upright and sleep in semi setting position for minimum first three nights after the procedure so that head is higher than the heart. Water the roots minimum every 20 minutes on the evening after the procedure till you sleep and every 2 hours the next morning onwards. Spray antiseptic three times in a day (once in the morning after the shampoo after drying, second in the afternoon after lunch and 3rd time in the evening after shampoo and drying). This should be done from arm’s length away- 2 feet. Restart your other medications at your routine time as you were taking them prior to the procedure. Keep your eyes closed & covered with towel during antiseptic spray. Take shower and tap water bath below shoulders only.

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04 Jun, 2016

PROBLEMS THAT MIGHT OCCUR & HOW TO TACKLE THEM

(a) From Plantation Area: As the roots are planted in the normal skin either on bald area or between hair with very fine blades, small amount of blood and serum oozes out- a drop from each site. For this we need to spray saline every 20 minutes on the evening after the procedure and every 2 hours the next day onwards till morning of 4th day post procedure.

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04 Jun, 2016

Care after Hair Transplant !

So you’ve finally had that long-awaited hair transplant, and you are ready to go home and start growing hair! Well, that’s great, but let’s slow down a bit and think about all the things that may help in insuring the best possible outcome for this procedure. Above all, follow the instructions you’ve been given; they are there for a reason, and much energy has been put into developing a set of guidelines for patients after FUE. After all, you have paid in money and time for the operation, and the doctor and his team have performed a meticulous and demanding procedure. Why not do everything in your power to tip the scales in your favor?

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06 May, 2016

Are plastic surgeons pioneers in hair transplant?

Plastic surgeons and their field of Plastic surgery have been identified in this research paper as the single most specialty that has been instrumental in evolving the field of hair transplant in general and minimally invasive and safe hair transplant procedures in particular. This is natural and the microscopic work that is required in modern-day precision procedures for hair transplant is cut out for the field of plastic and reconstructive microsurgery.

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21 Oct, 2015

Top 6 Ways To Mislead A Potential Hair Transplant Patient

Yes, I agree. It is most confusing. With the advent of FUE and the explosion in the number of clinics and fly by night operators flooding the hair transplant market all of a sudden the competition in the field of hair transplant has expanded faster and more broadly than at any time in history. With this increased competition has come unique marketing requirements and even more unique selling propositions. Most clinics in India hire employees with an MBA to market themselves. These employees may not be well versed in the ethics of medical practice therefore medical scruples have no meaning. Clinics with doctors and trained staff still exist but such clinics are on a steady decline.

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09 Oct, 2015

Why Hair Transplant Revisions?: The Anatomy of a Bad hair Transplant

By definition a Revision is a procedure that sets right an imperfectly done earlier procedure. The imperfection can be due to the following reasons: 1. A doll’s head look due to punch grafting of yester-years when large size punches were used and they gave an ugly appearance Ken would not want on Barbie!

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27 Sep, 2015

My invited Chapter in the very First comprehensive Book on FUE Hair transplant technique

It is a great honor to have been invited as an author to write a Chapter on FUE Disasters. The scope of the Chapter is to highlight shortcomings of the FUE technique in untrained hands. It reflects the need to undergo structured protracted training since FUE learning has a long and steep curve. The other chapters in the book are-

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01 Sep, 2015

Redness in chest donor area (Body hair transplant) at 2 weeks postprocedure

Scarring is visible on the chest after BHT harvest for 45 days: The chest and beard areas are often used as donor areas in extensive baldness when the scalp donor is not sufficient. Chest hairs have also been used for softening the hairline and for crown filling for naturalness. The scalp and beard donor areas after harvest are concealed with native hair that grows out and camouflages the harvested areas.

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29 Aug, 2015

FUE 360: First exhaustive Book on FUE hair transplant

Dr Sam Lam and Dr Kenneth Williams have come out with the first exhaustive book devoted entirely to FUE. This marks the greatest leap for FUE as a speciality. My Chapter “Avoiding Disastrous Outcomes in FUE practice” co-authored with my friend Ken Williams deals with what is worrying the hair transplant community with ceratin unethical practices in FUE technique coming to the fore and flooding the community with bad results due to poor training and unfettered greed. The Book will be released at a special function hosted by the Publishers at Chicago during the Annual ISHRS Meeting on 9 Sep, 2015. Hair Transplant 360, Volume 4: FUE Editors: Samuel M Lam and Kenneth L Williams Jr

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22 Aug, 2015

How is hair from the back ? Any good?

Back hair for hair transplant The hair at the back of the chest are usually not considered good for body hair transplantsince- 1. They are not DHT resistant 2. Their life cycle is much longer and therefore they take longer to grow. 3. Thirdly, and more importantly from a technical point of view, the area requires large amount of anesthesia for few grafts and shall need to be done over 2-3 days to avoid the risk of overdosage. The best sources of hair for a body hair transplant are the following in descending order of preference-

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17 Aug, 2015

Caucasian woman hair transplant testimonial.

Hair transplant in women is different from hair transplant in men for the following reasons- 1. A woman mostly has unrealistic expectations from a hair transplant 2. In female pattern hair loss, the donor area too is undergoing miniaturisation and graft availability is very low in most unless a female has come in just for lowering of her hairline or creating a widow’s peak- circumstances where there is no genetic hair loss.

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04 Aug, 2015

Do long flights dehydrate grafts? Should I stay longer?

At my clinic we have 95% and above people coming for hair transplant in India from overseas. Mostly of Indian origin, the remaining 30% are majority Caucasians. The average stay in Chandigarh/ India after the hair transplant is 2.5 days following which patients fly as far back as Australia/ and N.America, the 2 most common countries from which we get overseas patients for hair transplant. As long as they keep spraying the planted area with the hydrating solution (provided at the clinic)

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04 Aug, 2015

Female Hair Transplant India @ChandigarhHairTransplantClinic

Out of every 100 patients who come to us for a hair transplant, 3 are women. The low number is since women do not always have a great scalp donor area. They many times bald globally- all around, and the scalp donor is spared only in a few cases. Secondly, BHT is almost never an option in women. Before a hair transplant in women, one has to carefully rule out endocrinological problems which if corrected with treatment can reverse hair loss to some extent.

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31 Jul, 2015

Rogaine – Its role to control hair shedding and shock loss after a hair transplant

In the last 3 years we at Darling Buds Hair Transplants in India have conducted a study on the role of Minoxidil (2-5%) in decreasing shock loss after hair transplant and shedding of grafts after a hair transplant procedure. 256 male patients after a hair transplant were subjected to this medication applied locally starting 2 weeks post procedure once the crusts came off. We started with 2 % Minoxidil for 2 weeks and if there was no evidence of a reaction ( reddish discoloration, intense itching and swelling of the skin) we increased the dosage to 5%. 67 patients reacted to the Rogaine and were used as controls for the study. The Rogaine was applied once a day and left for 12 hours overnight when it was washed off.

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28 Nov, 2014

VISA ON ARRIVAL IN INDIA FOR SHORT TERM MEDICAL TREATMENT

Visa on arrival is available on arrival for a hair transplant in India to citizens of the following countries- Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, CookIslands, Djibouti, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue Island, Norway, Oman,Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

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31 Dec, 2013

Does Islam permit Hair Transplant?

(Inputs have been provided by Mr Abdul Tawab Hamidi to whom I am thankful) Islam is unanimous about the permissibility of hair transplant for its followers. The following are very reputable sites that have given there fatwa on the permissibility of Hair transplantation. Keep in mind that they represent different schools of thought within Islam yet there decision on this topic is unanimous.

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31 Dec, 2013

Do I have to shave my head completely for FUE hair transplant?

FUE hair transplant requires the trimming down to size #1 of the donor hair. This is since using the manual or motorised technique of FUE, hair needs to be threaded into the punch of size 0.75-0.85 mm. In case longer hair is theoretically used, this will make the procedure very laborious and not more than 300 grafts would be possible to be harvested in the same day.

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21 Dec, 2013

Dynamics Of Hair Transplant Cost- The Untold Story!

Hair Transplant has witnessed a tremendous churning as regards the demand of clients increasingly in favour of FUE technique. The technique has proven to be better for hair growth (anagen selectivity), significantly less downtime, no linear scar, and no stitches. What more could you ask for if a technique gives great results!

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21 Dec, 2013

Pain in hair transplant

Surprising, the most important issues weighing heavily on the patient’s head before the hair transplant is a four letter word. You got it wrong… its PAIN! We shall talk only about Pain here. The patient is plagued with the following questions and wants a satisfactory answer before embarking on the journey of FUE hair transplant- Does it actually pain during hair transplant? Will I feel anything after the first jab of anaesthesia before the hair transplant? When does the effect of anaesthesia wean off after the hair transplant? Will I have pain in the days following the hair transplant?

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13 Dec, 2013

Why I chose Darling Buds for my Hair Transplant

Among all of the choices for attaining a re-established, youthful look, only the surgical approach is both permanent and natural. Dr Tejinder Bhatti is dedicated to improve your quality of life through advanced cosmetic surgery. Dr Tejinder Bhatti, a Board Certified surgeon with experience in the field of plastic surgery, considers both aesthetic and reconstructive aspects of hair restoration in each case unique. With experience in wound healing he deals with complex cases for hair transplant like burns, trauma, cicatricial alopecia, traction alopecia, etc. For you need a master in wound healing to give you holistic care in hair restoration surgery.

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12 Dec, 2013

Low hairlines inappropriate?

Since the hair loss in male pattern baldness will be progressive, the lower ou start with a hairline, the more number of grafts you may have irretrievably committed. Low hairlines look puerile and as age progresses it shall look odd and he is likely to receive many a strange look while strolling in the mall or even his workplace.

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12 Dec, 2013

What is FUE hair transplant?

The full form of the acronym “FUE” is Follicular Unit Extraction. It is older technique prior to strip method (FUT) but the resurgence has been high tech and is becoming more popular by the day in all parts of the world like USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand and many other parts of Europe and even now in India.

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09 Dec, 2013

Celebrity hairlines

Hair transplant is common in celebrities from the movie and music industry in India as in other parts of the world. It is an issue here of looking good and not just a concern of body image with psychological consequences. A celebrity usually has a time span of 2-8 years in show-biz and has to look good in front of the camera at all time. Even a slight distortion or thinning of the hairline might not be acceptable.

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05 Dec, 2013

Hair Transplant in Celebrities in India

You might not realize about how important your hair is until you face losing it!! Perhaps nowhere else in the world is one’s appearance is tied to their profession quite like ‘Hollywood and Bollywood’. And for a celebrity the right hairstyle can shape careers and set the latest trends. The world is obsessed with CELEBRITIES: we see photos of our favourite celebs with thinning hair and then we see the same celeb with super glamorous hair. There arises the big question. ..What’s the secret behind the makeover?

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05 Dec, 2013

Cost of Hair Transplant in India

With the downswing in economy, it has become difficult for the average client to afford a hair transplant at such costs. Are you wondering about the cost of hair transplant? The cost depends on number of grafts implanted and the technique used for transplantation. Cost of hair transplantation procedure is determined on a “per graft” basis according to your individual hair replacement needs. For the past 5 years, hair transplant services in India have become a force to reckon with as far as aspects, quality, better treatment and care is concerned. Cost of hair transplant in India is the cheapest being the main reason why more and more people are turning towards this country for reviving back their lost locks of hair.

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02 Dec, 2013

5 More Tips while Planning your Hair Transplant in India ?

You have reached India from the United States! And now as per the appointment you are in the doctor’s clinic for the procedure you have been looking forward to for the past so many months. You saved for months on end to be able to afford an FUE hair transplant. The mails were very clear that you needed an FUE hair transplant but why is the doctor today convincing you to do a strip procedure instead. Perhaps you did not research the doctor’s practice well enough.

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27 Nov, 2013

TIPS TO PREVENT TRACTION ALOPECIA IN SIKHS- SIKH PATTERN TRACTION ALOPECIA

Traction alopecia in Sikh males results from the strain on hair caused by wearing a tight top knot. It results from the physical damage to the hair shaft due to the stress on the scalp due to the hair styles that tightly pull the hair like tight knots, ponytail, pigtail or braids. This pulling causes high tension leading to uprooting of hair roots resulting in scar tissue.

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27 Nov, 2013

BAD HAIR TRANSPLANTS

Hair transplant surgery came as a blessing for men and women who had been hiding thinning hair or bald scalps under their hats and scarves for years. Perhaps no other area of aesthetic surgery has produced so many heinous results as hair restoration. Many of them in reality were very disappointed in both their treatment and the results they received. They were afraid to reveal the truth and hid in the shadows for too many reasons that others would have a hard time understanding . So the question which arises obviously is – What is an unfavourable result in a hair transplant?

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26 Nov, 2013

WHY TRAVEL TO INDIA FOR A HAIR TRANSPLANT?

Medical tourism in India has its own utility and benefits- only one needs to understand it well embarking on the long journey. If given an unbiased choice most overseas patients would choose India for their medical treatment. Health care in India is one of the best options available to people across the globe. Billions come every year to get treatment and then enjoy their recuperation in exotic destinations in India. For India offers a holiday in the hills, beaches, snow, rough dirt tracks, and much more.

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26 Nov, 2013

HAIR LOSS- PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS (LOW SELF WORTH, BODY IMAGE PROBLEMS AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS IN THOSE WITH HAIR LOSS)

A friend of mine who is a psychologist in the UK and based in central London told me the other day about the vast data available if you were to Google the phrase “Hair Loss Suicides”!. It is very interesting to note how hair loss would make a person contemplate ending his or her life and what the reasons would be. Since having a head full of hair is considered the sign of youth, vitality and vigor, the havoc hair loss creates with your body image is undeniable. Hair Loss especially in youth can be a calamitous experience.

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19 Nov, 2013

Bad Hair Transplants- HAVING A BAD HAIR TRANSPLANT?

Take heart from the fact that you are not alone- for every good hair transplant there are 12 bad hair transplants out there!! So do your research well, choose your Doctor with due diligence and care…. The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, the apex certifying private body comprising the world’s best hair transplant doctors. www.iahrs.org Do you know only 2 doctors from India are approved by this body for state of the art, consistently pleasing results amidst a friendly, ethical and caring environment.

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15 Nov, 2013

Hair Transplant- Vanity or a Necessity

Until recently the impact of baldness was a little understood or recognized by the medical profession at large. Baldness was left unspecified and a disapproved weakness to be borne bravely without judgement. Thankfully, times have changed both in the understanding of baldness, its cause, impact and treatment.

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28 Jul, 2013

Celebrity Hair Transplants

As I write this article, many celebrities are undergoing hair transplantation. In the visual field of the Media like Movies, TV, and in celebrities from politics, sports, etc are going under hair transplantation in India.

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11 May, 2013

Hair Systems and Hair Transplant

Many a times patients come to me wanting a hair transplant after having worn a hair system for many years. This subset of patients needs to be explained that the apparent density of a hair transplant shall never match that of the system. Usually these patients cannot take the decision to take off the system because they shy from the public eye- friends and relatives have seen them always with a head full of dense hair; and a sudden fall in the density and bare look lasting 6 months is hard for them to hide from curious eyes. I have many patients who have still to make up their minds when to go in for a hair transplant.

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09 May, 2013

Hairline in hair transplant

The face is divided into natural thirds and all paintings drawn by Leonardo da Vinci maintain this yardstick. The lowest third id the part of the face from the lowest point of the nose to the lowest point of the chin.

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07 May, 2013

Hair Transplant in those using a hair system

Dear Mr “M”, Dear Mr Imran, Thank you for your mail and for sending your pictures. I get numerous patients like you who have worn a hair system and now ant to get rid of it due to the routine of maintenance and other issues like itching and possible embarrassment from near and dear ones.

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06 May, 2013

Hair Transplant and Shock Loss

Question: My biggest concern is shock loss. Am I at a greater risk? Would a transplant at this point do more harm (in terms of damaging native hair) than good? Reply: Shock loss relates to loss of native hair in the balding zone and happens due to either of the following-

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17 Apr, 2013

Why I based my Hair Transplant practice at Chandigarh and not at Delhi, Mumbai or even Bangalore

I am often asked this question by my patients and friends alike. I would today like to address this common question! The essentials of a successful hair transplant are-

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09 Apr, 2013

Doctor, can you harvest nape neck during my next procedure with you?

Doctor, I asked you on surgery day if you could also transplant me nape hair. I don`t know more what was the reason not to transplant (perhaps scars, or the lacking need to extract?), but after searching the topic, I found out that some highly recommended doctors perform successful nape hair extractions without visible scarring.

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08 Apr, 2013

Chandigarh- The India Capital of Medical Tourism for Hair Transplant

It was in 2010 that India became a preferred destination for medical tourism in the hair transplant field. This was soon after patients realized the good results that were being experienced by clients of Darling Buds Clinic and a few other clinics in India on a regular basis with the new technique called FUE hair transplant.

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19 Feb, 2013

Progression of baldness after a hair transplant- A case report

Progression of baldness even after hair transplant. However, the planted hair is permanent. This 38 years old Arab patient underwent an FUE procedure 5 months back for his frontal hairline and crown areas. You can see that the growth is satisfactory. However, the midscalp region which had adequate cover at the time of the porcedure looks barren now.

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05 Jan, 2013

Hairline definition with FUE hair transplant in India

Custom hairlines only with Darling Buds The hype of hair transplant is such that we get a lot of clients asking for a better definition of the hairline and also temple filling to give them a younger look.

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28 Nov, 2012

When a hair transplant surgeon undergoes hair transplant, what technique does he choose?

Ofcourse, if he has experience with both the techniques and he has seen better results with FUE technique, he would be choosing the latter technique. And I did just that- no other technique for me but FUE.

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27 Nov, 2012

Repair of FUT (Strip) Scars through FUE Hair Transplant

Change is the only constant and it’s so true in our field of hair transplant. Techniques keep changing with time, and hence what was considered the Holy Grail of hair transplant has fallen to FUE hair transplant. This was expected since FUE is a minimally invasive procedure and does not leave a linear scar that is easily seen in most patients. All surgical fields had since migrated to minimally invasive procedures and the speciality of hair transplant could not be left to lag behind, being the #1 cosmetic surgery procedure in the World.

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27 Jul, 2012

Progression after hair transplant till Stage of Satisfaction

1. STAGE OF RESEARCH- This starts when the fact that a hair transplant is a must dawns upon a balding individual. He starts researching about the techniques in use, visits many clinics, scours the world wide web till he finally makes up his mind and pays the advance to book his appointment for the procedure.

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25 Jul, 2012

WHAT IF I DO NOT WANT TO TRIM MY WHOLE HEAD BEFORE AN FUE HAIR TRANSPLANT? You Need Not! This is one of the benefits of getting a hair transplant with Dr Bhatti at Chandigarh near Delhi, India

Dr Bhatti’s hair transplant using step trim method Clients no longer are asking whether they should choose FUT or FUE but are fixated with the Question- Will I need a full trim or not.

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22 Jul, 2012

Is Hair Transplant Painful?

Hair Transplant is a surgical procedure carried out under local anesthesia. Local anesthesia consists of Lidocaine, which is the drug used for numbing by surgeons and dentists as well. Hair Transplant anesthesia technique differs from that for dental procedures in that the experience is mild. Most people have childhood memories of pain at the dentist’s. This remains with them forever. However, you should know that the pain in hair transplant is far less if at all.

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22 Jul, 2012

Speed of hair transplant- 1110 grafts in 34 minutes!

In the presence of 42 doctors from around the world, Dr Tejinder Bhatti harvested 1110 FUE grafts in just 34 minutes. This feat in the presence of doctors watching os a genuine feat accomplished at a hair transplant center. The transection rate during this procedure was less than 3%

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22 Jul, 2012

Dr Khan celebrity hair transplant surgeon undergoes hair transplant at Darling Buds with Dr Bhatti

Dr Khan is a leading hair transplant surgeon in Hyderabad, India. He chose to get his hair transplant revision done by Dr Bhatti at Chandigarh during the Annual Hair Transplant Hands on Workshop attended by over 42 doctors.

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20 Jul, 2012

INFORMATION BEFORE A HAIR TRANSPLANT

KEEP YOUR HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGEON INFORMED The following basic information should be provided to your doctor at the time of consultation. What is your correct age? Are you a smoke, do you consume drugs, are you an alcoholic? Do you take medicines for acne? Isotretinoin interferes with results of hair transplant. You might not feel acne and hair transplantation are related, but the doctor knows better.

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20 Jul, 2012

WHY IS HAIR TRANSPLANT NOT DONE IN THE VERY YOUNG?

WHY IS HAIR TRANSPLANT NOT DONE IN THE VERY YOUNG? “An apple eaten raw does not taste the same as when it is ripe!”- Dr Tejinder Bhatti A balding head is perceived to be an indicator of ageing. Our eyes are trained to evaluate age using a few parameters which are inborn. One of these is thinning in the frontal tuft forelock area and receding temples

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20 Jul, 2012

Hair Transplant in India- COMPARING CROWNS TO PREDICT HAIR TRANSPLANT OUTCOME

There may not be just one reason a guy chooses to get a head full of hair through the procedure called hair transplant. Everyone has a different reason and every person thinks at variance to others. However, the commonest objective is aesthetic enhancement and self image preservation. Others might get it done to feel better and at peace with their inner self or just to boost the confidence levels while in peer company. Still others buckle under parental, spouse or peer pressure.

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18 Jul, 2012

Beard / Body Hair transplant in India has come of age.

Hair from different sources have varying characteristics that need to be known before considering these sources as adjuncts along with scalp grafts for enhancing area coverage in extensive baldness in Grades 5-7 on the Norwood Scale. We at Darling Buds, have been strong advocates of beard grafts for extensive baldness since 2009 and have been lauded since 2012 to have done the largest series of beard to scalp transplantation in the world.

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17 Jul, 2012

We grow more than Hair. We Grow Confidence!

We grow more than hair- We Grow CONFIDENCE! Hair Transplant restores Self Esteem Hair transplant corrects perceived imperfections to restore the “real you”. Surgery cannot seek to create another person like a film star you want to imitate. . It only makes your image of self become more acceptable by. It not only enhances your appearance. Your hair transplant result shall be modified by the following considerations-

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16 Jul, 2012

No Shave Hair Transplant – What are its drawbacks?

There are a lot of misconceptions and wrong information available on the internet for the expediency of commercial interests. ‘No shave‘ technique is offered by most FUE clinics and there is no specific skill set that is recruited in order to accomplish it. Before going in for this method, it is essential for the client to understand what this means and go for it only if absolutely necessary.

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14 Jul, 2012

Islam and Hair Transplant

The following are very reputable sites that have given there fatwa on the permissibility of Hair transplantation. Keep in mind that they represent different schools of thought within Islam yet there decision on this topic is unanimous. (Inputs by Abdul Tawab Hamidi, Dubai)

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12 Jul, 2012

Hairline restoration in the young using FUE technique of hair transplant

Hairline restoration in those younger than 23 years of age is a debatable issue. However, if it affects your body image and the person with an early receding hairline broods over it, it is best to restore it naturally remaining within aesthetic parameters of hair transplant. FUE hair transplant for frontal hairline restoration in the young male

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10 Jul, 2012

Hybrid FUE Hair Transplant for Advanced Male Pattern Baldness

In advanced cases of pattern hair loss, the availablity of hairs for transfer to the bald area is a major concern. This has been successfully addressed as hair transplant today has reached the new frontier wherein body hair transplants from the following areas are available-

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10 Jul, 2012

What is the Ideal Punch and its characteristics for FUE hair transplant?

FUE punch- how fine? At our clinic at Chandigarh, India we use the following punch type and calibre for various indications-

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10 Jul, 2012

Is it possible to do 7000 grafts by FUE technique from the scalp?

Permanenet hair donor site for FUE hair transplan Defining the Safe Permanent Donor Zone for Hair Transplant: The permanent zone can be described as the area at the back of the head an inch and a half above the ear all along till the opposite similar point. The lower limit is not defined since you can safely harvest hair till the nape of the neck till a point where it is technically possible. The hair should not be harvested ahead of the ears (this is called the tragal region which is the anterior limit for harvest in medical terminology).

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09 Jul, 2012

The GREEN THUMB phenomenon- how do some hair transplant clinics consistently produce great results?

The phrase "green thumb" alludes to a gardener who is blessed with the gift of turning whatever plot of land he touches green. How is it that some gardeners produce greenery and color wherever they go and others make plants wilt? Does the same phenomenon hold true for hair transplant as well?

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06 Jul, 2012

What after hair transplant? – Sikh pattern Traction Alopecia

The evening after the procedure is quite crucial since the grafts are lie loose inside the slits. The clot formed is weak and it is quite easy to rub off the grafts if due care is not take. So it is best to go to your hotel room, take off the head wear and watch TV. No drinks ofcourse since you do not want to spoil the days work when you go into deep sleep under the effect of alcohol!

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05 Jul, 2012

How will I look after the FUE hair transplant ?

It is a commonly asked question- Doctor, what will I look like after I get a hair transplant on myself. There are a few points to remember- Recipient site after a hair transplant in India

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03 Jul, 2012

Doctor will hair grow back at the donor area after FUE hair transplant?- Rahul

They never grow back whichever technique you might use. Its like a plant removed from one place and planted at another. It will never grow back at the original place but at the new place will have lush growth after a period of dormancy- this period is 4 months after hair transplant.

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01 Jul, 2012

High density, Lush result after hair transplantation in Sikh pattern traction alopecia

Hair Transplant in Sikh males with traction alopecia needs to be reconstructed with high density definition since such clients are not bald and the contrast between planted hairs and the natural hairline at the back allows for very little margin of error as far as density is concerned. Await this person’s result after 5 months on this blog and on the website.

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17 Jun, 2012

Darling Buds versus DHI technique and what others have to say about FUE

I am at a very initial stage where I am researching 3 clinics including yours for my hair transplant. I am interested in your clinic along with DHI and one another in Thailand. Could you please let me know how does your FUE procedure compare to DHI method? Similarities and differences? I am worried about the transection rate which according to New York’s Dr. B is usually 10% and up for the FUE procedure.

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16 Jun, 2012

Chasing hairlines with hair transplant in young age

Early hairline definition can be beneficial to your profile but it does have its drawbacks that you should be aware of. To learn more about this, call us or schedule a personal visit/ online consultation. Hairline Definition in the young – a profile review by www.darlingbudsindia.com

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16 May, 2012

What does the donor area look like after a FUE hair transplant?

The donor area is trimmed to 1 mm the day of the procedure. Since only one follicular group is harvested from among 4-6, the remaining hairs at the donor area begin to grow at their normal pace. By end of 2 weeks when the cap is off, the hair has grown to this length-

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16 May, 2012

Choosing a hair transplant center. How bad can a hair transplant get when done at “Low Cost Hair Transplant” Centers?

It can be a hard decicion amidst the media hype that money can beget. There are many centers the world over and theer are many good hair transplant surgeons. To every good hair transplant surgeon there are 10 outright BAD centers for hair transplant. So how does one choose if the center and doctor are right for you?

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22 Apr, 2012

Dr Knight from London visits Darling Buds for training in FUE hair transplant technique

FUE hair transplant Training at Darling Buds Clinic in India Dr Mario Knight, hair transplant physician from London talks about his training under Dr Tejinder Bhatti at Darling Buds. Most successful FUE hair transplant surgeons in India are trained at Dr Bhatti’s Darling Buds.

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19 Apr, 2012

After FUE hair transplant, what does the donor area and the recipient area look like

After the hair transplant, the donor area heals in 3 days time completely. You can go to work the very next day though. The crusts of the recipient area fall off after 12 days if you have cared well. Th picture shows the donor and recipient areas after 7 days of the procedure.

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13 Apr, 2012

Dr Bhatti, should I get trained in FUE or FUT strip technique? (Dr Madan Mohal, Meerut, India)

I was trained in FUT hair transplant 15 years ago and did a large number of hair transplants. There was no other technique that would allow you to harvest 2500 grafts in a day-long sitting. Manual punches existed but their technology was primitive and you could not harvest more than 200-300 grafts in a whole day. The transections were also high.

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12 Apr, 2012

FUE Society International formed

The International FUE Society was formed on 18 Feb 2012 at Amsterdam. All BOG members attended and made the first meeting a memorable one. Those who attended were Alan Bauman (President), Arvind Poswal (Vice President), Tejinder Bhatti (Secretary), Patrick Mwamba (Treasurer), Lars Heitmann, Marcio Crisostomo, Feriduni, Ludger Mentrup, Jyotsna Kumari, K Ramachandran, and a few others joined the next day. Please visit www.fuesociety.com

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11 Apr, 2012

Dr Tejinder Bhatti inaugurates International Art Exhibition at Sahitya Kala Academy, Chandigarh

Dr Tejinder Bhatti lighting the lamp of knowledge while inaugurating the Art Exhibition at Chandigarh. The exhibit attracted artists from around the world. It was part of the Rose festival, a famous local event at Chandigarh, India.

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11 Apr, 2012

Why did billionaire Trump not consider a hair transplant? Is it because hair transplant does not work or is it because it is very costly!!!!

Billionaire Trump did not get a hair transplant. Why? Hair transplant is a personal decision. It has a lot to do with your perceived body image. If you are comfortable without a hair transplant and a bald shaved head appeals to you, why go in for a hair transplant. There are numerous hair transplant doctors also who are bald!

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10 Apr, 2012

Which clinic should I choose for hair transplant in India? How do I know yours is the best hair transplant center? (posted by Greg Maine)

Hi Greg, You should do your own research and choose the clinic you are most comfortable with. However, we have a center that does great modern day transplants using FUE technique. Consider these points and decide-

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10 Apr, 2012

Dr Tejinder Bhatti appointed FUE Europe Ambassador

Dr. Tejinder Bhatti was bestowed the coveted Ambassador to FUE Europe at Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 18 Feb 2012. The honour was bestowed upon him by none other than Dr. Ludger Mentrup of www.alopezie.de at a function attended by all the Board of Governors of International FUE Society.

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10 Apr, 2012

Reid Crowley Owner of Hair Transplant Consultancy Group UK undergoes hair transplant at Darling Buds, Chandigarh India

Those of you who are familiar with the intense competition among hair transplant consultancy groups would be quite familiar with who Reid crowley is. Those who are not a word about the man. He has the most well respected consultancy group in the South of London at Brighton. Researching the doctor who would perform your transplant is a daunting task especially if you are a foreign national. India has a large number of so called “famous clinics”.

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10 Apr, 2012

My FUE Hair Transplant Story with Darling Buds Chandigarh, India

My name is Roger Kauffman. I’m 28 years old, happily married with two wonderful kids. I’ve strongly believed that in the world that we live in, the physical appearance of a person is very important. Our looks make the first crucial impression about us and sometimes, it is all about that very first impression. It’s not just about creating an impression but also about a feeling of contentedness, because if you look good a unique confidence radiates out through your personality. Therefore, when you feel good about yourself the world somehow appears to be a better place altogether.

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10 Apr, 2012

What is hair transplant?

Hair transplant is a technique by which hair follicles are redistributed from the permanent safe zone to the balding area which can be at the crown or vertex of the scalp. FUT strip method involves a surgical procedure whereas FUE hair transplant is a non-surgical hair transplant. FUE hair transplant in India has emerged as a boon to Indians generally averse to open surgical procedures like the strip technique in which stitches are given and one gets the “operated upon” feel in the first few weeks till the scar heals.

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09 Apr, 2012

FUE Hair Transplant FAQ (Anxious client)

Could I see a picture of your custom hat please ? ( The picture is attached) Would it be possible for you to draw a line on one of my pictures to show me the area that you would fill please ? (This has been sent on mail) Just to clarify, we are talking about FUE right ? no strip surgery ? (Yes, we do not do FUT in cases other than type 6 )

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09 Apr, 2012

Hair Transplant FAQ (Questions regarding hair transplant technique using FUE)

You tell me that 4500 hair can be taken in a lifetime from the back of the head, but I have read and seen results of surgeries of up to 11500 grafts, how is that possible then ? ( Answer: This can be done but never in a single stage from the scalp. In the second stage, you can get half the number more from the scalp, but after 6 months. This is using 0.75 mm punch. However, there is no limit for body hair. 11,500 is not grafts it is hairs (one graft equals 2.2 hairs on average. We never talk of hairs and we never charge per hair. Be cautious about this since terminology can be confusing.)

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09 Apr, 2012

How can i transplant my hair & what is its exact source?

The exact source of hair that is used to cover the bald spot on you head is the hair from the permanent zone at the sides and back of your head where the male hormone DHT does not affect. This hair is not conditioned to fall off in male pattern baldness.

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09 Apr, 2012

Is there a way to grow your hair back from hair loss besides getting a transplant?

Hair Transplant is the only known cure for complete baldness- that is once the hairs fall off, the roots have disappeared. However, in case hair are still present, though thin, they can be kickstarted by medication. Since the onslaught of balding is relentless, these hair can not be maintained for ever. In case you want hair that is permanent, go get a hair transplant.

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09 Apr, 2012

Should Prince William be thinking of a combover like his dad, a shaved head or a FUE hair transplant like Rooney?

After Rooney hair transplant, the UK media has remained agog with the results hair transplant can deliver. We have all known that hair transplant is the only scientifically proven, ethical and effective hair restoration modality there ever was. Since people were sceptical about its role, there were not mant takers in the past. In India and USA the pace of hair transplant activity is reaching feverish pitch.

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09 Apr, 2012

FUE hair transplant brotherhood starts at Amsterdam

The International FUE Society was born on 18 Feb 2012 at a Meeting of the founder members under the leadership of Dr Alan Bauman of Bauman Medical Group, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. The founder members deliberated on the challenges ahead for the Society and for the growth of the FUE technique which all agreed is the most modern and effective treatment for genetic baldness.

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22 Mar, 2012

FUE Hair Transplant Training- Golden opportunity at your Doorstep Chandigarh, India

Dr Tejinder Bhatti’s Darling Buds Hair Transplant Center at Chandigarh yet again hosts the 2 nd FUECON-2012, the second year in succession. Last year the center trained 72 FUE surgeons in the most advanced FUE techniques. Dr James Harris from Colorado, USA and many other eminent FUE surgeons shall participate in the Meeting.

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30 Oct, 2011

FUE hair transplant in African- Americans

The hair characteristic in this set of population is unique in that the hair has a c-shaped curve which is pronounced. Also the curve part is weak. This has a problem in harvesting using the FUE method. At Darling Buds, we have perfected the art of hair transplant in African American hair with C curve. A large number of cases coming to us from Nigeria, Kenya and South America are a testimony to our expertise in managing this group of patients. You can see results in the Gallery page.

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30 Oct, 2011

Hair loss due to Turban- Turban Alopecia

Please see pictures of before and after results of hair transplant in Sikh boys who have cut their hair. Most of our such clients who are Sikhs come from Chandigarh, Ludhiana, jalandhar, Amritsar, taran tarn, Ferozepur and Bhatinda. Since this is becoming a severe problem in modern day society, we get cases from all over the world- New Zealand, USA, canada, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, France, Sweden, Norway and Germany.

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28 Oct, 2011

Trichophytic Closure for Indian Skin- Innovation by Dr Tejinder Bhatti

Z-plasty (w-plasty) is an accepted technique for better scars commonly used by plastic surgeons in their daily practice. This has been now routinely assimilated in our practice for producing better strip surgery scars in Indian patients due to their peculiar skin characteristics. The conventional “ledge” trichophytic closure entails excision of the epidermal overhang of one edge of the donor incision. This is done keeping the bulge area of the follicular unit intact. The hairs so transected grow through the final scar, camouflaging the stigmata of strip surgery.

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11 Feb, 2011

Hair Transplant Training

hair Transplant training in FUE is available now at Darling Buds. The first certified course for doctors and technicians is here. Learn to take more than 500 roots per hour by modern FUE methods.

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18 Sep, 2010

How to set up a 5-star “Hair Transplant” Studio

All beginners are naturally wary of the following questions when they start a new business- Can I spend heavily in a modern clinic? Will clients come to my clinic? How can I perform megasessions with less staff?

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30 May, 2010

“Hair Transplants” in “Sikh” Males “Traction Allopecia”. Rising numbers in Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Dubai.

“Hair Transplants” in “Sikh” Males “Traction Allopecia”. Rising numbers in Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Dubai. Sikhism is a distinct religion started by Guru Nanak Dev in India.

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29 May, 2010

“Celebrity Hair Transplant”

As I write this article, many celebrities are undergoing hair transplantation. In the visual field of the Media like Movies, TV, and in celebrities from politics, sports, etc are going under hair transplantation in India. Celebrities are very sensitive to hair loss and rationally speaking, they need to be. Hair transplantation has become hi-tech and now a hair transplant doctor can help a celebrity like never before. With state-of-the-art techniques that replicate the angle and growth of native, non-transplanted hair, hair transplants can be subtle and down-time is now much reduced compared to surgeries that were performed in the 1980s and early 90s in India.

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25 May, 2010

“Hair Transplantation”- Celebrating 25 years of Excellence through 25 Methods of Care at Dr Bhatti’s practice

“Hair Transplantation”- Celebrating 25 years of Excellence through 25 Methods of Care at Dr Bhatti’s practice- India’s premiere exclusive HT Center Only Plastic Surgeon in North India with an exclusive Hair Transplant practice Lifetime natural hair growth with zero “O” Maintenance. State of the Art “Blend TM” Technology Using Innovative Instruments & Equipments developed solely for our exclusive clients Well equipped Hair Laboratory for best results

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23 May, 2010

Tips to Stop Postpartum Hair Loss “Telogen Effluvium of Pregnancy”

Giving birth to a child is an important life event for any woman. Though she is happy, she is also perturbed by the postpartum hair loss that she is suffering from. Her self body image is taking a beating due to the hair fall. This is medically referred to as ‘Telogen Effluvium’. In Postpartum hair loss the woman is alarmed at the amount of hair loss over a short period of just one month. Telogen Effluvium can also result from any other experience that is either physically or emotionally traumatic like child birth. Changes take place in the way the hair grow and develop. This difference causes a large number of hair follicles to shed all at one time.

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18 May, 2010

COST OF HAIR TRANSPLANT “INDIA” “USA” “CANADA” AUSTRALIA” “UK” “FRANCE” “LUDHIANA” “JALANDHAR” “AMRITSAR” “DELHI” “JAIPUR” “SAUDI ARABIA” “UAE” “IRAQ”

Hair loss, or male pattern baldness, is certainly not a new affliction for mankind. It has been affected the human race for centuries. Modern day expertise and technology today helps thousands of hair loss sufferers to restore their natural hairlines. The costs do discourage many individuals who may want to undergo this procedure, but are discouraged by hair transplant costs in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Thailand, France, UK, Belgium, Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

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11 May, 2010

TOP 10 MYTHS ABOUT “HAIR LOSS” – INDIA ! Dr Tejinder Bhatti, Chandigarh

TOP 10 MYTHS ABOUT “HAIR LOSS” – INDIA ! Hair has since time immemorial been the hotbed of myths – some even outrageous. I have collected some myths over the weekend and listed them out for you. Let’s see how many you believed in. Please write back to me if I gave missed out on any. Frequent haircuts make your hair longer and adds strength! False. People might have started thinking so by comparing hair on the head to facial hair. The fact remains that facial hair is DIFFERENT from the hair on your head.

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28 Apr, 2010

All you wanted to know about “Hair Transplant” but wondered whom to ask!

Horror stories abound regarding hair transplantation. However hair transplant surgery has jumped leaps and bound in recent years to make it a viable, safe and not too risky option for those suffering with male pattern baldness, many celebrities such as Salman Khan, Virender Sehwag, Harsha Bhogle, Ravi Shastri, and even Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are believed to have had hair transplantation surgery, although such is the stigma attached that none of them have admitted to it publicly. It only becomes obvious when studying before and after pictures.

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21 Apr, 2010

“Hair Loss Survey” of India conducted by Dr Bhatti’s Center, Chandigarh, India

Male pattern baldness is an ever-growing affliction today and affects men from the age group of 16-65 The last decade has seen a increase in the number of patients suffering from male pattern baldness (MPB) in the Indian scenario. Many studies have been carried out in the western populations regarding MPB. However, this is the only pilot study of its kind in India. 50,000 male patients were randomly selected through e-mail contact groups and mailers were send.

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15 Apr, 2010

New Hair Loss Gene discovered

London, Apr 15 (ANI): A new gene involved in hair growth has been identified by a team of investigators from Columbia, Rockefeller and Stanford Universities.

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04 Apr, 2010

Why do you loose Hair!

We possess around 100,000 hair follicles on our scalp. T each day we lose 100 hair, the grow back in about 6 weeks time. Male pattern baldness starts when the levels of a testosterone by-product called prolactin increases. This stimulates the production of enzym5-alpha reductase which in turn converts testosterone to DHT. The latter is incriminated in the process of thinning of hair which eventually leads to hairloss. DHT shrinks hair follicles which results in receding of the frontal hair line, crown and temple. In women, however, hair thins over the entire scalp.

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23 Mar, 2010

Traditional Indian Hair Wisdom

Proper hair care can give you fabulous, shining, thick, beautiful, gorgeous and dandruff free hair. Oiling hair regularly will prevent various hair problems. Trim the split-ends of the hair regularly. Do not over brush your hair. Brush your hair regularly with a good quality hairbrush/comb. Use a broad toothed comb brush on wet hair. Wash your brush or comb regularly with soap or shampoo.

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20 Mar, 2010

Cost of Hair Transplant abroad

“Acche dikhoge toh zyada bikoge.” That’s cricketer Virender Sehwag’s logic for getting a hair transplant, which cost him Rs 165 per strand for the 4,500 hair follicles transplanted on his head. We asked some commoners to suggest which celebrities should get a hair transplant and figured out how much money would they have to shell out for it:

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19 Mar, 2010

Bushy Eyebrows

Fuller eyebrows are back in fashion. An increasing number of women are opting for hair transplant surgery to get the bushy-browed look. The likes of Keira Knightley and Emma Watson have brought back the fad of fuller brows leaving behind once popular pencil thin eyebrows. According to hair transplant surgeon Dr Tejinder Bhatti, from the Aesthetic Clinic of Chandigarh, the number of women seeking eyebrow transplants has already doubled compared to last year. The operation, which works in much the same way as a conventional hair transplant, costs Rs 35000/-.

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17 Mar, 2010

Dream Hair could lead to Baldness

Even as the demand for hair extensions goes on the rise, a study has revealed that women could end up paying a high price as the attachments could lead to permanent baldness. Joseph Mourad, a hair stylist, gives clients their “dream hair” every day, and over the years he has seen the trend grow “like crazy” with women wanting instant thick and long stresses. “It’s because of the celebrities,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as saying. “They change their hair so often. One minute it’s short, then it’s long, and people can get the same look in an instant. Plus, they’re much better these days,” he said. But many women are paying the price for hair extensions, which can cost up to 4000 dollars.

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14 Mar, 2010

Survey of Chandigarh- hair transplantation commonest procedure in Men

These days, it’s not just the rich and famous who are choosing to enhance their appearance surgically. Last year more than 5000 Chandigarh residents opted for cosmetic plastic surgery ranging from rejuvenation to liposuction and breast alterations. That number includes both males and females and encompasses nearly all ages, races and geographic areas. Moreover about 215 NRIs and foereigners visited Chandigarh for what is now called Medical Tourism. Cosmetic plastic surgery in Chandigarh has increased a whopping 153 percent in the past 3 years inspite of the depression in economy.

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03 Mar, 2010

Hair Transplantation in India- at a fraction of a dollar

The mesmerizing beaches, rolling hills, terrific temples, majestic forts, vast deserts and colorful fairs of India draw a large number of tourists to India. However, a significant number of people come to India for a totally different reason- Medical Tourism. It is a considered choice by today’s well informed patient. They come since medical care in India is second to none. And in fields like Hair Transplantation, centres like Dr Bhatti’s Hair Transplantation Center are world leaders.

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02 Mar, 2010

10 Tidbits you should have known about Hair Transplant

When a guy reaches the age 45, 1 out of every 2 of his friends in India has some degree of hair loss. By age 70, about 4 out of 5 Indian men have balding and 2 out of 10 women have thinning hair. Here are some facts about hair transplants: Hair transplantation is a technique whereby the physician enters hairs from a thick area of hair growth to bald areas. Most transplants are performed as an outpatient with local anesthesia. It may take about 4 to 8 hours, depending on the procedure. There is minimal pain New transplanted hairs usually are growing 16 weeks after the procedure. It can, however, take up to 9 months for growth to be complete.

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01 Mar, 2010

Sachin Mehta narrates his real life experience at DBHTC

7:00 a.m. Showered and washed the top of my bald head with a clean towel as instructed. Being able to use a towel on my head was one of the very few perks of baldness. I wanted to enjoy it while I still could

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23 Feb, 2010

A True Story

It’s really a sad story for me really as I have been facing with Male Pattern Baldness for more than 10 years now. Turning 30 this year, I would just love to share my experiences about how this condition has affected me all these years.

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13 Feb, 2010

Look your best or perform your best

Finestride: Look your best or perform your best Contact 9814531111 www.darlingbudsindia.com Dr Bhatti has been invited by the Italian Society of Hair Restoration to deliver a guest lecture on his new hair transplantation techniques

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13 Feb, 2010

What after Hair Transplant

What after Hair Transplant? Contact 9814531111 www.darlingbudsindia.com Dr Bhatti has been invited by the Italian Society of Hair Restoration to deliver a guest lecture on his new hair transplantation techniques

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09 Feb, 2010

Best Hair Transplant India

Hair transplantation is a science-based medical and surgical procedure that the patient undergoes to achieve an outcome of esthetic improvement. The hair transplant physician must, therefore, be a master of surgical esthetics as well as surgical technique.

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11 Jan, 2010

Best Hair Transplantion India

Dr Tejinder Bhatti is an eminent plastic surgeon with years of guaranteed success in hair transplants emanating out of rigorous training in plastic surgery techniques. The entire procedure is done by Dr Bhatti personally alongwith and his well trained courteous and efficient staff. Painless technique of local anaesthesia with a special fine bore needle, designed out of years of experience

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09 Jan, 2010

Beat Hair Transplant India

Hair transplantation is a science-based medical and surgical procedure that the patient undergoes to achieve an outcome of esthetic improvement. The hair transplant physician must, therefore, be a master of surgical esthetics as well as surgical technique.

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26 Dec, 2009

What is the best season for hair transplant?

Many times we have a query whether a particular season is good for a hair transplant or not? There is no season that can be recommended as the best season for hair transplant since hair growth is not affected whether the procedure was done in the peak of winter or in the extreme summer. This is since the hair follicles are relocated under the skin and the boy regulates its own temperature whatever the outside temperature may be.

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26 Dec, 2009

Hair Loss Diagnosis and Analysis

Hair Loss Diagnosis Before recommending or performing a hair restoration procedure, a hair restoration doctor will conduct a scalp examination to determine the cause of hair loss. If the examination indicates that hair loss may be due to a condition other than male or female pattern baldness, the physician will seek the cause with other diagnostic measures. In some cases an underlying condition may have to be treated before hair restoration is undertaken.

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10 Dec, 2009

Hair Restoration Medications: A Summary at a Glance

You notice that you are beginning to lose hair and you want to halt or reverse hair loss if you can. One of your options is a medical approach to hair restoration—using one of the medications that are offered with a claim to stop loss of hair and stimulate hair regrowth. But which one?

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10 Dec, 2009

Temporary techniques of hair restoration

These are temporary non surgical methods of using a wig or a hair piece to cover an area of hair loss or hair thinning. Useful for a social event, wedding, party, stage show, meeting old friends or making a short appearance. Unfortunately these are marketed as methods of permanent use which leads to the problems. Hair transplant surgeons are upset on being asked if they do hair waving. Weaving is done in a parlor by your hair stylist, it does not require a doctor or a hospital set up.

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10 Dec, 2009

Finasteride (brand name Propecia®)

Finasteride (brand name Propecia®) is an orally administered medication for male pattern hair loss (MPHL). Several years of investigation and use by more than a million patients show that finasteride has long-term effectiveness and safety in treating MPHL in men of all ages and all ethnic backgrounds. Finasteride is sometimes used alone or in combination with minoxidil to complement hair transplantation.

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10 Dec, 2009

Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto is an extract of the fruit of Serenoa Repens. It is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols. This herb has been shown to inhibit the production of DHT, an important androgenic hormone that can cause problems like balding and prostate enlargement. Because it blocks DHT it has been claimed to be effective along with 5% Minoxidil in the management of common baldness. However, proper medical studies to prove such a claim are lacking.

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10 Dec, 2009

Techniques of hair transplantation today

Hair transplantation is an operation that takes hair from the back of the head and moves it to the area of hair loss. The fringe (back and sides) of hair on a balding scalp is known as donor dominant hair which is the hair that will continue to grow throughout the life of most men. The transplantation of this hair to a bald area does not change its ability to grow. Donor dominance is the scientific basis for the success of hair transplantation. Dr. Okuda of Japan first described the use of transplanted hair to repair scarred eyelashes and eyebrows.

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10 Dec, 2009

“Doctor, I am 21 years old and have Hair Loss! Is Hair Transplantation the answer?”

Hair Loss is commonly thought of as something that occurs only in older men. But it happens in younger men, too—those who are not yet 21 years old. Because hair loss is generally unexpected before age 21 it can be a shock for a young man 15 to 20 years old to discover he is losing hair. The first hair sign likely to occur is thinning in the temporal area of the frontal hairline, above the eyebrows on either side of the “widow’s peak”. This can result in the appearance of a high forehead. The young man may also begin to notice excess shedding when he combs, brushes, showers or shampoos his hair.

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10 Dec, 2009

What Hair Loss Means to Me and My Image of Myself

To say that every person is a unique individual is somewhat trite, but it is a trite saying that is also true. We inherit genes from our parents that shape our physical selves and we live in social and cultural environments that influence the way we think and act. Yet, no matter how similar (or different) we may be in genetic and socio-cultural heritage, each of us is a one-time-only human being with a deeply-sensed feeling of individuality.

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10 Dec, 2009

Hair Weaving, Hair Bonding, Hair Fusion, Hair Extensions

These are temporary non surgical methods of using a wig or a hair piece to cover an area of hair loss or hair thinning- Uuseful for a social event, wedding, party, stage show, meeting old friends or making a short appearance. Unfortunately these are marketed as methods of permanent use which is incorrect and often leads to the problems.

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10 Dec, 2009

Women with Hair Loss

Women more than men have a significant psychological investment in their appearance, and are likely to react more negatively to events such as hair loss that they regard as changing their appearance for the worse.

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08 Dec, 2009

Techniques of Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation surgery has improved in leaps and bounds over the past decade. Reconstructing a new hairline is an art requiring surgical as well as artistic skills. It is critically important to get it right the first time and thus requires considerable forethought and planning.

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