FAQs

Q1. What is hair transplant?
A. Hair Transplant is the only permanent method of hair restoration in which one’s own hair from the back and sides of the head are extracted and implanted on front in the bald area.

Q2. Who can undergo hair transplant?
A. Minimum criteria for hair transplant are as follows:
i) Age of the patient should be 23 yrs or older.
ii) Inadequate response to medications.
iii) Significant hair loss.
iv) Other causes of Hair Loss have been ruled out.
v) No medical contraindications to surgery.
vi) Reasonable patient expectations.

Q3. Can females undergo hair transplant?
A. Yes

Q4. What are the techniques of hair transplant?
A. Nowadays, Hair Transplant is being done by Follicular unit technique which involves two ways of hair extraction – STRIP method and FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE).
In the STRIP method, a strip of skin from the back of head (donor area) is removed with the help of scalpel. The gap at the back of head is then sutured together. The strip is then divided into grafts containing one, two or three follicles.
FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction: A stitch less method of hair restoration in which hair root (follicles) are extracted from the back of head under local anesthesia with the help of special micro punches and implanted in the bald area. In this procedure, no scalpel is required which is used for cutting skin in the ‘strip’ surgery. The entire procedure is done by the surgeons and not by technicians.

Q5. What is the difference between FUE and Strip method?
A. Both are methods of hair extraction where in one case whole strip of hair bearing skin is removed and defect sutured back whereas in FUE individual follicles are extracted.

Q6. In which cases is FUE better than STRIP Technique?
A. FUE can be done in all cases.
It is most useful for people who keep small hair or shave their head or have tendency of hypertrophic scars because they will not have any visible scars. This is the only method by which adequate cover can be given for NH GR VI-VII as the hair can be extracted from the head as well as the body in multiple sittings. In the strip technique, the number of hair is limited as only that hair which is removed in the strip can be used for transplant. It is also the preferred technique for eyebrow or moustache transplant or in patients having tight skin. It is ideal for revision cases i.e. those who have already undergone surgery by strip method. Multiple sittings can be given on consecutive days or later on to give “add-on” hair.

Q7. What is the difference between hair and follicular units?
A. Hair grows naturally in follicular unit of one; two or three groups which if extracted together grow in a very natural way.

Q8. What is the time gap between individual sittings?
A. Individual sittings of FUE can be planned according to the time available. They can be done even on consecutive days or few days or a week apart whereas in the strip, you have to wait for 6-12 months.

Q9. What is the difference in the post-op precautions of both techniques?
A. In STRIP method, sutures are put at the back of head, so special precautions like sleeping in a particular position, refraining from exercise, avoiding strenuous work etc. are required till the stitches are out.
In FUE, the patient walks out of the clinic, rests for a while and is free to follow daily routine from next day. Even the bandage at the back of head is out the next day. As there are no sutures there is minimal pain post operatively.

Q10. Is there any difference in the no. of follicles extracted by these methods?
A. Yes, the number of follicles extracted in STRIP method is definitely more in one sitting as compared to one sitting of FUE.But even one sitting of strip is usually not sufficient for most of the cases which means multiple sittings and multiple scars. FUE is virtually free of scars and patient can undergo multiple sittings without much discomfort.

Q11. What about the scarring?
A. Scarring is definitely more in STRIP method and sometimes numbness and abnormal sensation persists at the back of head.

Q12. What about the healing period?
A. Healing is much faster in FUE and patient is active and mobile immediately after surgery on the same day only whereas in STRIP a resting period of at least a week is required.

Q13. When will the scabs fall off?
A. The scabs at the back of head and at front fall off after 7-10 days and one cannot even make out the sites from where the grafts have been taken after 2 weeks.

Q14. When can one see the final results?
A. The hair starts to grow after 3-4 months. Full growth is usually appreciable after 10-12 months.

Q15. What is the life of transplanted hair?
A. It is lifetime as the donor area is the permanent zone.

Q16. Why is it costly than the Strip method?
A. FUE the world over is more costly than STRIP as it involves more hard work and more time period is spent. Also the entire procedure is performed by the surgeons themselves unlike STRIP method where the assistants do up to 75% of the work.

Q17. How many hairs are required to cover the bald area?
A. It depends on the bald area as well as the density required by a patient. You can send in your pictures in front-on, sides and from below view for free online consultation and we can advise you regarding the same.

Q18. Do the transplanted hair look natural?
A. The look is definitely natural as transplant is done by FOLLICULAR UNIT method where naturally growing groups are taken out and implanted as compared to the outdated punch transplant where the look was not natural.

Q19. What is the role of Finpacea?
A. Finpacea is a medicine for androgenetic alopecia which definitely work as long as one takes the medicines. Hair starts to fall once medicines are stopped.

Q20. Can we do hair transplant if the patient is suffering from some medical condition?
A. The patients having blood disorders, immune compromise conditions (hepatitis, cancer, uncontrolled diabetes, etc) are usual not taken up for surgery.

Q21. How long does Dimple Creation Surgery Take?
A. It takes about 20 minutes to perform Dimple Creation Surgery. The dimple procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia. It can be done on the same day of your initial consultation, especially if you are coming in from out of town.

Q22. Will my new dimple look natural?
A. Yes. A technique is used for creating new dimples that looks natural.

Q23. Is dimple creation surgery permanent?
A. Yes.

Q24. Do I need to miss work after having Dimple Creation Surgery?
A. You will most likely have some swelling in the cheek after the dimple creation surgery. This is usually minimal. Depending on what you do for a living, you might not need to miss any work at all after your dimple creation surgery is done. The swelling usually subsides in a few days.

Q25. Do I need to take any medicine before or after my dimple creation procedure?
A. We will give you a prescription for antibiotics to start taking the morning of your procedure. You will take these antibiotics for a few days after your dimple creation procedure is done.

Q26. How long does it take the dimple to look natural?
A. There is usually a period of time after the dimple creation surgery is done where the dimple is present even when you are not smiling. This period is variable and can last anywhere from several days to several weeks and sometimes a couple of months.

Q27. Can I choose where the dimple is placed?
A. Yes. You and Doctor will discuss the best place for you to have the dimple. You can also have just one dimple placed, or two. Dimple surgery is entirely personalized. You can choose to have a deeper dimple, more superficial dimple, a dimple that is more vertical or just a circular dimple.

Q28. What are some of the complications that can happen with Dimple Creation Surgery?
A. Mild swelling and bruising are the most common issues. It is a potential possibility to have temporary weakness of your cheek muscle after the dimple creation that can last days or sometimes weeks. This is very rare.

Q29. Can I eat and drink what I want after Dimple Creation Surgery?
A. You are free to eat and drink whatever you like after the dimple creation procedure. You will have some pain and discomfort in the cheek after dimple surgery, but it should be minimal and should not interfere with your ability to chew and eat normally.

Q30. What days can I have my procedure done on?
A. Doctor can perform dimple creation surgery on most days of the week depending on scheduling. For patients who are flying in from out of town (as is the case for many of our patients) weekend appointments can sometimes be arranged.

Q31. Is Dimple Surgery reversible?
A. It is possible to reverse the surgery with a small procedure to loosen the dimple.

Q32. Can I decide How deep or shallow my new dimple will be?
A. Somewhat. The Dimple surgery is adjustable to a certain extent. There are many variables that might affect the depth, size and shape of your dimple.

Q33. Do I need to come back to have any stitches removed after dimple surgery?
A. No. Doctor uses a self dissolving suture in the dimple fabrication process.

Q34. How do I need to prepare for my Dimple Surgery?
A. You should stop taking aspirin, motrin, advil, or any other NSAIDs, or fish oil at least one week before your procedure. Also, get some arnica montana from your local drug store and start taking the arnica tablets 2-3 days beforehand. It would be helpful if you stock up on soft foods for after the dimple procedure.

Q35. Can I fly back and forth on the same day for my Dimple Surgery?
A. Yes. Patients can fly in after their consultation with doctor on the same day or two.

Q36. Causes of Hair Loss in Men?
A. By far the most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as “male pattern hair loss” or “common” baldness. It is due to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) acting on genetically-susceptible scalp hair follicles that causes them to become progressively smaller and eventually disappear. This process is called “miniaturization.”
This sensitivity to DHT is characteristic of hair follicles that reside in the front, top, and crown of the scalp — rather than the back and sides — producing a characteristic and easily identifiable pattern. This pattern, described by Norwood in his widely used Norwood Classification, typically begins with recession of the hairline at the temples and thinning of the crown. It may progress to total baldness, leaving just a wreath of hair around the back and sides of the scalp

Q37. The Miniaturization of Hair Follicles?
A. DHT is formed by the action of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase on testosterone, the hormone that causes sex characteristics in men. DHT causes male hair loss by shortening the growth, or anagen, phase of the hair cycle, causing miniaturization (decreased size) of the follicles, and producing progressively shorter, finer hairs. Eventually these hairs totally disappear (see image below).

Q38. What is mix n mach technique?
A. When we need more number of graft like 4000 (mega session) then we take 3000 graft from head and 1000 graft from shadow area of beard and mix these beard hair with head hair perfectly .

Q39. Price ?
A. It is also important to realize that we charge on “per graft” basis, and not on “per hair” basis. Most of the grafts will contain either two or three hairs. On an average, a 1000 grafts will contain around 2500 head hairs. In case of beard mostly graft are single hair.

Q40. Howdo i apply, For new branch ?
A. We train doctors for hairtransplant please Call us today at 09255386731/ OR MAIL US AT bhushanfuehairtransplant@rediffmail.com and we shall be happy to guide you through the procedure of application.

Q38. What is Incision Counting Device ( ICD)- ?
A. An INNOVATIVE DEVICE – first time in INDIA.
The Incision Counting Device ( ICD) allows the surgeon to accurately maintain the incision count during recipient site preparation in Direct Hair Transplant (DHT).
This new medical instrument is used by three hair restoration surgeon dr cole (United States) , dr talizi (ireland) and us (India)

Advantage of Incision Counting Device (ICD)
• Accurate counting which is very important for patient
• Reduce fatigue to surgeon and patient
• increased efficiency Over 300 per minute (very fast)
• Improve surgical focus(depth,direction & angle of slit) in hair transplant
• Patient can hear Counting sound(hindi / english) with each incision Reduce surgical time

Q38. WHAT is DHT?
The success of hair transplant surgery is determined by various factors like maintainence of graft hydration, cold temperature, graft handling, transit time.
While performing hair transplantation, if we plant the grafts as soon as they are harvested, then the chances of graft dessication, infection, mechanical trauma are minimized. This technique has been named as DHT (Direct Hair Transplantation).
THIS IS THE LATEST INNOVATION IN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION