Are You A Good Candidate?

Baldness is present in over 64% males in India. Our forefathers too developed baldness but when they did, it was at a later age than us. It is common to see baldness today in the early 20s and this ia achieving alarming proportions and is almost akin to an epidemic. With underlying genetic prediliction coupled with environmental factors like growing pollution and changing lifestyle, hairloss takes a heavy toll on our minds The hair loss pattern starts showing up and becomes prominent within no time. Under such a scenario, it becomes very important for people to go for hair treatment or simply have a transplant to look natural.

In so doing many fall prey to fly by night operators or technicians who have opened shop all over the world. These unethical for profit only clinics make it absolutely important for a bald individual to do his research well. The most important question and the foremost is- Are you a good candidate for a hair transplant? This article will answer this question as best as any can-

Body Hair Transplant

Pattern baldness requires hair transplant methods to restore hair permanently. With techniques of FUT and FUE, the success rate of these procedures has increased considerably. We treat male and female pattern baldness, eyebrows, moustaches, beards, pubic and burns with our new advanced ANAGEN Q+ technology and procedure. In the case of extensive baldness and lack of sufficient donor area, the alternative of Body Hair Transplant in Chandigarh has become popular among surgeons and patients alike. Darling Buds is a forerunner i this field and we have been doing BHT since 2009. We do large numbers of cases with extensive baldness where we need to requisition BHT grafts to cope with the area and level of baldness in such cases.


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In order to get the right answer to the question “ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR A HAIR TRANSPLANT!”, you need first look inwards and see if you have the mindset for a hair transplant. Do you have realistic expectations? After all hair transplant does not compete with God’s creation. We do mimic it closely but can never give full density which some may expect. Also baldness being a continuous process, this may not be your last procedure.

Many things play important roles behind the salubrious hair. These include:

i. Your health
You must be at the best of their health before undergoing any surgical process. Good health includes a great immunity system too. So before making up your mind about undergoing a surgical process of hair transplant, it is wise to inform the surgeon about your medical history in order to avoid complications.

ii. Your food habits
Good Food habits and lifestyle have a direct say in the quality of hair you have. A balanced diet, regular exercises and stress-free life could enhance your health and help you maintain good hair appreciably. However, in the adverse situation, where you fail to attain these necessities, the hair starts losing its shape and breaks right from the roots.

When it comes to hair transplant, age is just a number. It really does not matter how old you are or whether are you a good candidate for hair transplant even at middle age or more. It only depends on what you want and what suits the best as per your personality. At Darling buds Clinic, Dr Bhatti has operated on several patients above 80 years of age!
When you are a candidate for a procedure, here is what we can do after exaning and assessing your pattern-

  • Complete hair restoration for extensive baldness Grade 5 and 6
  • Receding hairline correction in Grades 2 and 3
  • Bald spot filling in the crown area alone for Grade 4
  • Filling up of thinning areas along important zones like hairline and temples, etc.
  • So you don’t need to wait for your head to go completely bald, instead, you can opt for hair transplant right the time you observe the first signs of hair loss. Provided the density has fallen to less than 50%.

You can always take care of minor or temporary hair fall issues by natural remedies. However, there is a very fine line between minor hair fall and permanent hair fall, as the latter extends for a longer period of time and seems irreversible.

  • Generally, hair fall occurs in a pattern and this is the case with most people. The hairline starts to recede, especially on the sides, exposing a very broad forehead.
  • Simultaneously, the crown of the head starts to lose a lot of hair, exposing the bald scalp.
  • The hair keeps thinning, especially from the front and the crown until the front portion of the head does not have any hair.
    Thankfully, hair transplant can restore all the hair back and you can start looking young again.Since baldness is progressive, you may continue to gt touch ups for newer areas of baldness that may appear over the years.

While you research and make up your mind to undergo a hair transplant, you need to patiently consider the following-

  • Hair transplant requires pre and post-surgery care. Make sure you follow the surgeon’s instructions for a speedy recovery.
  • Have realistic expectations. You won’t just walk in with thin hair and walk out with a head full of hair. It takes time.
  • In respect to the hair fall and extent of baldness, the surgeon might prescribe more than one implant procedure sessions so that hair restores back to its full potential.
Instructions before hair transplant procedure
If you are on medications a day before the procedure, do let us know. Typically Finasteride is stopped one month before, Minoxidil 10 days bfore, blood thinners 7 days before in consultation with yur physician.
If you consume any vitamins or supplements then stop taking it a week before.
Avoid intake of any painkillers before the process.
Stop painkillers like Ibuprofen and Asprin a week before the procedure since they interfere with the clotting mechanism and healing.
Do not consume alcohol the night before the procedure.
Take a shower the morning of the procedure.
On the day of the procedure do not come in T-shirt or a plo neck. Wear clothes that are loose and have buttons/zipper all the way down. So fragile grafts do not get damaged when you wear these clothes after the procedure is over. Also a slip on pair of shoes is better than one with laces.
Leave jewellery and excess cash at home or ask the manager for a safe.
An attendant or relative to acompany you to the Clinic is not needed since we take good care. But if you bring along someone, let us know so we can order lunch for him/her.
Instructions during the Hair transplantation or restoration
Just take a glass of milk or juice at 6.30 AM on the day of the procedure. Avoid any caffeinated drinks, as these drinks may increase bleeding and sensitivity to medications. The patient will get breaks in between the procedure. Breakfast will be served after harvesting is over around 10 AM and lunch around 1.30 PM.
Keep taking routine medications like blood pressure or diabetes medicines in consultation with Dr Bhatti , our anesthetist and your treating doctor.
One can get and enjoy music during the surgical process.
Instructions you need to take post surgery?
There will be a few medications and instructions regarding aftercare. You will get oral medications and a medication to apply.
The donor site may bleed if you hit your head against a car door or accidentally elsewhere for upto 24hrs after the procedure. But you just need to press it with a clean cloth or a gauze piece. This will be provided in the post care kit.
Keep the head elevated while resting or sleeping.
Use only the prescribed shampoo/ lotion given by your doctor for 10 days after surgery. After 14 days you may get to your normal hair care and washing routine.
After 5 days you may groom your hair by combing it properly if you have had the no shave procedure done. Mostly all hair are trimmed down to #1 size. You can color your hair after 2 weeks. Dye can be applied to transplanted areas only after 4 weeks.
Avoid alcohol for approximately 3 days after the procedure as long as you are on antibiotics.
Do no smoke for at least 2 weeks.
Eat a normal diet and food and drink plenty of water at this time. Do not indulge in any strenuous or physical activities till one week after the procedure. Do not go out in the sun without a hat till 3 weeks after the transplant procedure.
Do not go out in the sun without a hat till 3 weeks after the transplant procedure. Always wear a hat till the incisions are healed. Keep using sunscreen for a few months even after the incisions have healed. Do not enter swimming pool that has chlorine water at least in the first 3 weeks of the procedure. It is also not safe to swim in the sea during the same time.

What should one expect from the procedure?

There might be Numbness or tingling sensation at the top or back of the head, which is normal and would take a few weeks to resolve and it would heal on its own.
A crust forms on the transplanted hair, which would fall out within 5-8 days from the procedure. Do not get scared as these are not the actual hair; the follicles remain intact in the scalp. This will go on for 2 weeks. New shaft will grow within 4 months and these shafts will be more natural and will continue to grow like natural hair.
2% Minoxidil is to be started once a day after 14 days of the procedure once the crusts are off. After this switch to 5% Minoxidil for 5 months post procedure. If the use of minoxidil causes redness or irritation stop using it immediately for a week and then you may discontinue and seek Dr Bhatti’s advice.
We do not advise Laser therapy after hair transplant since its use has not been scientifically corroborated. It is a 30 min session and is completely a painless treatment.
You need to take a DEEEP Breath when you are impatient in the recovery procedure. It can be disturbing and nerve wracking going through the phase of shedding and then waiting for the hair to grow! . You might also get acne or pimple on the scalp. In any such case, apply warm soaks and antibiotic ointments to heal it. Consult your doctor too.
You might have a slightly pink scalp, which would eventually heal and there is nothing to be bothered about.

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