Hair transplant myths and truths

Baldness is a progressive and so far incurable condition. But there are several types of clinical and surgical treatments, such as hair transplant

In the 21st century, hair is a symbol of confidence, self-esteem for men and women who are concerned about its care and terrified by its loss. Therefore, people are increasingly seeking hair transplant in Nagpur to have a better quality of life.

Dr Bhupendra Gaidhane, plastic surgeon in Nagpur, emphasizes that we are experiencing a true revolution in the field of science in terms of hair transplantation. “All this to give back to men and women not only improvements in the physical aspect, but, above all, quality of life, well-being, acceptance, personal satisfaction and the strengthening of self-esteem, with positive effects on the personal, social and professional life of each individual.”

The best plastic surgeon in Nagpur recalls that hair is considered the frame of the face and, for many, losing it is something serious, because, despite not having a vital physiological function, they are fundamental from a psychosocial point of view, directly related to appearance and self-esteem. In some cultures, the appearance of hair signals social or professional differences. In others, it meets religious requirements and even political positions.

“Baldness is a progressive condition and, so far, incurable. But there are several types of clinical and surgical treatments. The various researches focusing on genetics and the use of stem cells, in progress, and their promising studies, will certainly open up countless possibilities for an effective cure”, highlights the plastic surgeon in Kanpur.

Dr Gaidhane says that, in the world, hair transplantation is the third most performed surgery in men. “The excellence of current treatments and the good results in the procedures performed thanks to the techniques used, have allowed for significant improvements. This is the surgical area that has evolved the most in recent times, gaining new instruments for extracting and implanting follicles.”

Baldness among women

Plastic surgeon in Malad explains that the characteristics of baldness in men and women are different. “In men, hair loss starts at the entrances or vertex, and tends to affect all the hairs in the region, forming defined and evident bald areas. In women, baldness usually occurs in a diffuse and slow way, with a thinning and rarefaction that saves some strands, resulting in a more visible scalp and hair without volume.”

As for treatment, the plastic surgeon in Noida says that baldness is progressive and has clinical and surgical treatments. “Antiandrogenic medications, which reduce the action of the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone), topical and oral medications such as minoxidil help increase the caliber of the hair. are well indicated. Capillary surgical treatment consists of redistributing the amount of hair on the scalp, removing the healthy follicles from the donor area and implanting these hairs in the bald or hairless area, with aesthetic and lasting results.”

According to plastic surgeon in Goregaon, women with low capillary density on top of the head and with good donor area density can undergo capillary surgery. “The FUE hair transplant in Nagpur is indicated, after a period of clinical treatment and the stabilization of the baldness.”

Dr Gaidhane points out that hair treatments such as perms, dyes and straighteners contain chemicals that are harmful to the hair and scalp. “These poorly applied products can cause damage to the hair. Without proper care, chemical damage can even cause damage to the strands and, consequently, hair loss.”

Procedures such as progressive brushing, constant use of the dryer, flat irons and curling irons, these three with high temperature, also need care. “Thermal treatments, such as flat irons, can cause damage to the internal structure of the hair. The heat can denature the keratin, the protein responsible for the mechanical properties, such as elasticity and resistance of the hair strands. In addition to the relationship between progressive brushing and hair loss, there is also the possibility of baldness due to the procedure, when the progressive brush causes burns.”

Whatever the case, best hair transplant in Nagpur appears as the solution to different situations. And gaining prominence, mainly because it was adopted by celebrities, such as actor Marcello Antony, the demand for hair surgery only grows. Therefore, Dr Gaidhane warns that it should only be performed by the best plastic surgeon in Nagpur.

To be confident in making a decision, Dr Bhupendra answers some questions about hair transplantation:

1- How long does the hair transplant last:

Hair transplantation is a mixture of science, art and technology. It’s a minimally invasive procedure, with a lot of detail and a few steps. The procedure lasts an average of eight hours, being done in a hospital environment and with the presence of an anesthetist for patient comfort and safety.

2- Is it an expensive procedure?

It is a lasting and definitive procedure. The value is similar to other aesthetic procedures. Today, hair transplantation is the third most common cosmetic surgery performed on men. The demand increases every day in view of the good aesthetic results and also a greater presence in the media, as actors, players and influencers carry out and publicize hair transplants.

3- What is the difference between hair transplant and hair implant?

Hair transplant is the most appropriate term, as transplant means living tissue, while implant is about something artificial, synthetic, such as silicone implant, implant of synthetic threads. In hair transplantation, we transplant follicular units, living, delicate structures, therefore, it is a surgery that requires surgical skill, an experienced team, a high aesthetic sense and visagism.

4- What are the degrees of baldness?

According to the Norwood table there are seven types of baldness graduation and some with subdivisions. Alopecia, popularly called baldness, is the loss of hair and body hair. It may vary due to genetic, emotional and/or hormonal factors. Its incidence occurs more on the male audience, but women are not excluded. Alopecia has seven degrees in its development from its beginning to the final stage. It’s called the Norwood-Hamilton (NW) scale. If you’ve identified yourself in any of these stages of alopecia, be sure to seek help of best plastic surgeon in Mumbai. Baldness may even arrive, but not settle.

5- What is the difference between transplantation and hair micropigmentation?

Capillary micropigmentation is a procedure to simulate the presence of hair, it’s like a tattoo on the scalp, it simulates shaved hair, it needs touch-ups, as it discolors, it’s not permanent. It is indicated when we need to simulate an increase in capillary density, it can be used as an adjuvant in capillary transplantation. Done alone, it does not deliver the naturalness and capillary volume that the transplant delivers.

6- Is there a difference between weak and strong threads? How does this influence the procedures?

People with androgenetic alopecia have weak, miniaturized hairs and also strong hairs, which are chosen for transplantation. In these cases, clinical treatment is necessary prior to surgery to strengthen the hair so that the hair transplant has better aesthetic results.

7- How is the postoperative period?

The FUE, means “extraction of follicular units”. Known as the “thread by thread technique”, it has this popular name due to the method of removing the follicular units, one by one, being considered a minimally invasive procedure with an extremely tolerable postoperative period. The postoperative period of hair transplant using the FUE technique is very calm, practically painless, early return to work in around two days and sports activities in around seven days.

8- What is the percentage after the transplant to reach almost 100% of the hair’s natural appearance?

The current modern hair transplant is very natural and definitive, being practically imperceptible, since it is done strand by strand, which confers naturalness and cosmetic capillary density.

Dr Bhupendra Gaidhane

Dr Bhupendra Gaidhane

Dr Bhupendra Gaidhane, is the best plastic surgeon in Nagpur with experience in the area for more than 10 years. His fields of interest include cosmetic procedures ...

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