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Hair Transplant

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Treatment Name

Hair Transplant

Time Duration

More Than 6 Hour

Doctor Name

Dr. Vikas Chabbra

Hair transplant is a surgical procedure aimed at restoring hair growth in areas where there is significant hair loss or thinning. It is a popular and effective treatment option for individuals experiencing pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) or hair loss due to injury or scarring. Here's some information about hair transplant:


Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a qualified hair transplant surgeon. They will assess your hair loss pattern, evaluate the donor area (usually the back or sides of the scalp), and discuss your expectations and suitability for the procedure.
Donor hair extraction: The surgeon will harvest healthy hair follicles from the donor area, either through follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE) techniques.
FUT: In this method, a strip of scalp is surgically removed from the donor area, and the wound is closed with sutures. The strip is then dissected into individual hair grafts for transplantation.
FUE: This technique involves extracting individual hair follicles directly from the donor area using a specialized instrument. The process is minimally invasive and leaves small, dot-like scars that are easily concealable.
Graft preparation: The harvested hair follicles are meticulously prepared under a microscope, ensuring their viability and optimal growth potential.
Recipient site creation: The surgeon will create tiny incisions or recipient sites in the bald or thinning areas of the scalp. The sites are strategically designed to mimic natural hair growth patterns and angles.
Graft placement: The prepared hair grafts are delicately placed into the recipient sites, considering factors such as hair density, hairline design, and desired aesthetic outcome.
Post-operative care: After the procedure, the patient will receive instructions on how to care for the transplanted area, including medication, washing techniques, and follow-up appointments. The transplanted hair will typically shed within a few weeks, but new hair growth will gradually emerge over the following months.

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Benefits and Considerations:

Permanent hair restoration: Hair transplants offer a long-lasting solution, as the transplanted hair follicles are typically resistant to the effects of pattern baldness.
Natural-looking results: Skilled surgeons aim to create natural-looking hairlines and densities by carefully considering factors such as hair direction, angle, and distribution.
Timeframe and multiple sessions: Hair transplant results are not immediate. It takes several months for the transplanted hair to grow and achieve desired density. In some cases, multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired outcome.
Recovery and potential side effects: The recovery period varies, but most individuals can resume regular activities within a week or two. Some temporary side effects may include swelling, redness, and minor discomfort. Complications such as infection, scarring, or unnatural hair growth are rare but possible.
It's important to consult with a qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon who can assess your specific condition and discuss the best approach for you. They can provide personalized advice and guide you through the entire process, from pre-operative evaluation to post-operative care.

Post-procedure FAQs

  1. I am feeling some pain can I take anything for this?
  2. If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain, you can use painkillers prescribed by Skin Win Doctor.

  3. Do I need to follow any particular diet after I have had my surgery?
  4. Post HT, choose to eat easily digestible and nutritious foods that promote healing and repair like whole grains, pulses, and vegetables combination meals (Dal-rice, dal khichdi, roti-vegetable curry). Include vegetables like (spinach, cabbage, bottle gourd, sponge gourd, pumpkin, carrots, bell peppers, and tomato) and fruits like (berries, oranges, apples, peaches, and papaya) in your diet. Dairy products like milk, curd, and cottage cheese can also be made part of the daily diet.

  5. What care do I need to take while sleeping, to ensure that I do not damage the areas I had surgery on?
  6. DO NOT sleep on the implantation side for a period of 7 days to avoid contact of the grafts with the pillow sleep on a firm pillow preferably. Ensure that only the lower part of your head is in contact with the pillow in case of a transplant on your crown/vertex area. Using a neck pillow is a good idea too.

  7. For work purposes I need to wear a hard hat/helmet-when can I resume doing this
  8. We advise that you DO NOT WEAR a helmet for 1 Month after surgery.

  9. I am a smoker-can I smoke after surgery?
  10. We advise that you DO NOT smoke for 14 days after surgery This could alter your overall results, remember it takes around 14 days for the implanted hair to become permanent

  11. When can I consume alcohol?
  12. We advise you to avoid consuming Any alcohol for the period of 7-10 days or as advised by Skin Win Doctor.

  13. Do I need to be careful when getting dressed after surgery?
  14. Skin Win recommends wearing clothing that can easily fit over your head (i.e., a button-up shirt) to avoid any unnecessary rubbing or contact for a period of at least 7 days.

  15. I normally color my hair - when can I resume doing this?
  16. You can color your hair 45 days after surgery However, we recommend you consult with the Skin Win Doctor regarding which one is best for you.

  17. My scalp feels itchy and dry. Is this normal and can do anything to stop it?
  18. This is perfectly normal. You may experience itchiness or dry skin during the first few days after your procedure this is part of the healing process. If you find this is bothering you, consult with the Skin Win Doctor for the donor area.

  19. I am numb where I had surgery. Is it normal?
  20. Yes, numbness post-surgery may be present in certain areas of the scalp. Numbness may last a few days or even a few weeks in many cases. You do not need to take any medication.

  21. I have noticed some swelling a few days after my surgery. Is it normal?
  22. Do not panic- this is completely normal and expected between 2-5 days and swelling should reduce over the next week. Icing the forehead may give you some relief, but be careful not to touch the areas that you have had surgery on and consult the Doctor for better supervision.

  23. I had my surgery about a month ago and noticed some of my hair is falling out. Is it normal?
  24. Post-transplant shedding is a common phenomenon. A certain percentage of the transplanted hair keeps growing and/or falling for 16-20 weeks post-transplant. This is normal and it will NOT affect your result.

General Precautions

  1. Sleep on the non-implanted side (or your back or as suggested by the Specialist for 5-7 days to avoid contact of the implanted grafts/hair with the pillow. Sleep on a hard/firm pillow preferably
  2. Avoid any sort of workout for the next 10 days
  3. Avoid smoking for 14 days after the procedure.
  4. Avoid any sun exposure to your head and swimming for the next 30 days.
  5. Avoid being under a strong jet of shower for the next 30 days.
  6. Avoid direct exposure to any water/airborne pollutants for the next 30 days.
  7. Spray saline solution every 30 Minutes over the Implanted area for 4 days.
  8. Do not wear a helmet till 1 month after a Hair Transplant.
  • Day 0-3
    1. Take medication as prescribed by Skin Win doctor.
    2. Spray saline solution every 2 Hours over the implanted area except when asleep.
    3. You will be coming to the clinic within 48 hours to get bandages removed from the donor area at the clinic.
  • Day 4-6
    1. You will be coming to the clinic, for a Hair wash.
    2. Apply a thin layer of Fucidin cream (or antibiotic cream) on the donor area twice a day.
    3. Medication to be continued as prescribed.
  • Day 7
    1. You will be coming to the clinic, for a Hair wash.
    2. Apply a thin layer of Fucidin cream (or antibiotic cream) to the back of your scalp (donor area).
  • Day 8-14
    1. Wash your whole scalp with mild shampoo prescribed by Skin Win Doctor.
    2. Try to gently remove the scabs from your scalp - leave the shampoo foam on for a few minutes.
  • Day 10
    1. You can resume brisk walking or mild jogging.
  • Day 15
    1. For further advice, and medication & post care Visit the clinic for a checkup with the Doctor
  • Day 30
    1. You can now resume your normal exercise routine.
    2. Chemical products, like hair spray, gel, topic, etc. can be used after consulting with the Doctor.
    3. Use a swimming cap while out in the sea/pool.
    4. Continue medication as advised by the Doctor.