1. Who needs hair transplantation?
Baldness is a common problem these days. In males it is graded into seven stages (Hamilton-Norwood Scale) depending on the extent of hair loss and into three stages in females(Ludwig). Hair loss and baldness are caused by various factors such as hormonal changes, genetics and even environmental factors. People who suffer from hair loss or baldness look so much older and this can result in low self-esteem and depression. Also with hair transplantation, you can start to enjoy various hairstyles that show your forehead.
Male pattern Hair Loss- Seven Stages
Female Pattern Hair Loss- Three Stages
2. What are the options in hair transplantation?
There are two types of hair transplant surgeries: hair restoration surgery and hairline correction surgery. The former treats people who suffer from hair loss and the latter treats people who wish to reconfigure their hairline. Although the surgery procedure involves the same expertise, the design process is different.
3. What are the types of hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation is one of the commonly performed cosmetic procedures. Generally there are two well accepted methods of hair transplant, FUT (Strip) method and FUE (Follicular unit extraction). Both these methods have their pros and cons.
The choice of either procedure depends on various factors including hair density, scarring tendency and extent of baldness. Both the procedures are done on day care basis under local anaesthesia. The procedure can last up to 8-10hrs depending on the individual client.