What are the causes of hair loss in men?
Male pattern baldness is a common form of baldness in men which is called as androgenic alopecia in medical terms. There is a hormone called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which blocks the hair follicles further weakens them and stop the growth of the new hair. It starts either with a receding hairline or as a bald patch at the crown.
What are the causes of hair loss in women?
The most common form of hair loss in women is Chronic Telogen Effluvium (diffuse hair loss).In this you will experience extreme thinning of hair and also an excess hair loss for a long period of time.
What is the best hair loss treatment?
As there are many causes of hair loss, there are also different hair loss treatments available. A detailed consultation with a hair specialist is very important to diagnose the problem and stag of hair loss and then to proceed with the most effective hair loss treatment.
What is hair transplant?
Transplant is a clinical / surgical procedure in which the hair follicles / grafts are removed from the donor area (back side of the head) and implanted to the recipient area (bald area).These follicles will grow new hair within a few months time.
When should I go for a treatment for hair loss?
You should consult a hair loss specialist / Tricologist when you are experiencing the
1. A bald patch that has appeared
2. A receding hairline
3. Itching on the scalp
4. Scales on the scalp
5. Excess oiliness or dryness of the scalp
6. Excess hair fall, hair shedding or hair thinning
7. Scalp become visible
8. Hair breakage after a chemical treatment
9. Hair not growing / poor quality of hair
A qualified hair consultant / Trichologist will perform a detailed examination of your hair and scalp to assess the problem and its cause. A microscopic hair and scalp check might be required to diagnose the problem. The hair loss specialist will then recommend to you the most suitable treatment.
Is it safe to do hair transplant? Are there any side effects in hair transplant?
Hair transplant is very safe and simple procedure which can be completed in few hours giving permanent results with the most modern techniques like NFT technique. When hair implant is performed with new generation instruments used in NFT by an internationally trained and experienced surgeon there will not be any side effects in hair transplant.
Will the transplanted hair look natural?
This depends on which technique you choose. Some of the old methodologies will produce unnatural results whereas in Neo Follicle Transplant technique the outcome will be 100% natural looking results.
How many follicles / grafts needed to cover the bald area?
The numbers of follicles are decided depending on the area of baldness. If the donor area is supportive enough then the surgeon can extract more number of follicles to cover the complete bald area in one session itself.
Is there any age limit for the procedure?
No, age is not a barrier for the hair transplant procedure. if you are physically and medically fit then NFT can be performed at any age.
Can patients ofdiabetics, high blood pressure and other medical problems undergo the procedure?
Yes, we can perform procedure on people with diabetics and high blood pressure provided the levels have to be under control during the procedure. People with severe cardiac and Neurological problems are usually not recommended to undergo the procedure.
Which doctors perform hair transplants in India? What is the qualification of the doctors who perform hair transplants in India?
In India nowadays homoeopathic doctors, dentists and even Ayurvedic doctors are performing hair transplant procedures without proper certification and training. At NFT, all the clinical procedures are performed by Dermatologist who is holding Masters in MD – Dermatology.
What are the complications involved in hair transplant?
There are no complications as such but some clients mayexperience with mild itching after the procedure. And also the local anesthesia can occasionally cause swelling of the forehead for 2-3 days post procedure.
How long will it take to grow the transplanted hair?
The transplanted hair will start growing after 2-3 months and the complete results are achieved after 9 months.
Is there pre and post procedure precautions?
One has to avoid vitamins, aspirin, smoking and consumption of alcohol one week before the procedure. The Surgeon will prescribe antibiotics for 3 days after the procedure. The client also has to avoid heavy exercise, weight lifting, swimming etc and also exposure of scalp to direct sunlight for 15 days after the procedure.
What is the duration of the NFT procedure?
It is just a half day procedure which takes 3 hours to 7 hrs depending on the number of hair follicles.
Is NFT is a painless method of hair transplant?
When compared to the methods like FUT it’s painless. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and the client can watch TV and relax during the procure.
Which shampoo to be used after the session?
We recommend extra mild shampoo after the procedure.
When can a client start coloring his hair after the procedure?
The client can start coloring his hair after 45 days of the procedure.
When can the client resume sports and exercise?
Post procedure, mild cardio exercise and swimming can be resumed after 2 weeks and heavy exercise like weight lifting can be resumed after 4 weeks.
When can the client resume work?
The client is physically fit to resume back to work the very next day after the procedure in an office environment. The scabs will take 3 days to fall off after the first head wash.
Is the instruments used in NFT are safe?
NFT uses fresh disposable single use needles and punches for the procedure for every client and are destroyed after every procedure.
Is the procedure is performed under sterile environment?
NFT is performed under a completely safe and sterile environment. The procedure room and all the equipments used are always sterilized before every session.
Will the transplant have an adverse effect on the existing hair surrounding the transplanted area?
No, with the NFT technique a minimum distance is maintained between 2 existing hair and also the transplanted hair to ensure that the surrounding hair follicles are not harmed and they will not have any “shock loss”.
Are there any medications need to be followed after the procedure?
The client needs to follow antibiotics and anti-inflammatory for 3 days after the procedure.
Does the client need to be on any long term medication after the procedure to maintain the transplanted hair?
The transplanted hair does need any medicines to maintain.
What is the guarantee of hair transplant? Who are the best doctors for transplant? Will I lose the transplanted hair? How many years the transplanted hair will grow?
According to research on an average of 50% of the implanted hair follicles grow at clinics without proper assessment plansthat perform the old methods of hair transplant.Neo Follicle Transplant guarantees 100% natural growth of the implanted hair follicles. At NFT the Surgeons / Doctors who does the procedure hold MD in Dermatology who are trained for NFT with immense experience on different methods of hair transplant even before they come on our panel. The follicles which are extracted from the donor area are resistant to DHT which will grow for the rest of your life.
How do some transplant clinics offer cheap pricing?
Clinics in which unqualified doctors are performing hair transplant which has substandard facilities, OT infrastructure, which use cheap instruments, compromising hygienic standards may offer cheaper prices for hair transplant. NFT follows international hygienic standard and perform the procedure with the most modern new generation single use instrument ensure no scar and damage to the scalp.
What is the cost of NFT? What is the cost of hair transplant?
Usually for conventional methods of hair transplant like FUT and FUE the charges varies from clinic to doctor. At NFT the price is determined depending on the number of follicles extracted and planted to achieve the best possible results with a maximum density.
What is PRP for hair?
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for hair are used to stimulate the hair follicles using one’s own blood components. The practitioner will withdraw your blood, put into a centrifuge where the platelets are extracted (platelets are known to release growth factors) and then infuse that directly into the area where the hair loss and hair thinning is.
Is PRP is painful?
Patients usually tolerate the pain of injection. However it can be performed under local anesthesia and so that the client will not sense any pain during the procedure.
Is PRP is safe? Is there any side effect for PRP?
Platelet injections are completely safe and there will not be any side effects. We use your own blood components and there are no foreign substances being injected into your body.
What is laser therapy? How will laser therapy help to re grow hair?
Cold beam laser at very low frequency will provide light energy and stimulates weak hair follicles.
Is it safe to do laser therapy? Is there any side effects for laser therapy?
Yes, it’s absolutely safe to do laser therapy for hair loss problems. As it’s a cold beam technology there will not be any side effects. Laser is used in different areas like industries and also for medical purposes on human body. Different beams and frequencies are used for different purposes.
What are the precautions to prevent hair loss?
A balanced diet with proteins and carbohydrates and low fat with zero sugar snacks. Avoid Crash diet which will cause you hair loss. Ifyou need to reduce weight. Hair is sensitive to small iron deficiencies. Take multivitamins with small amount of iron. Try stress release activities like yoga, meditation, exercise etc Avoid Hair treatments like, hot iron, straightening, excessive blow drying, curlers and chemical straightners which will cause you hair loss Use hair colors that do not content peroxide and ammonia with a hair professional.