when Lord Balaji lost a small portion of hair after hit by a shepherd,Neela Devi a Gandharva princess cut a potion of her hair and implanted it on his scalp,since then Lord Balaji promised her that all his devotees who come to his abode should render their hair to him,and she would be the recipient of all the hair received.
History says Hair transplant started in tirupati.
What is Hair transplant?
Hair transplant is a single day procedure which gives permanent replacement of lost hair with new hair roots, that grow forever. These can be cut, washed and treated like your natural hair.
How hair transplant corrects baldness?
Baldness is a progressive disorder. Hair on the front and top of the head is lost because it is hormone dependent. Hair on the sides and lower back does not have hormone receptors. This hair is retained till the age of 60 to life time. Plastic surgeons transfer the persons own hair roots from the back area to the bald area.
What is FUE?
FUE is the latest haritransplant technique, where there is no cutting or suturing of scalp, each graft is picked under microscope and transferred to the bald area.In this technique post transplant pain will be less, and scarring on the donar area will not be there. By this technique Dr Praveen can do a 2000 grafts(3000-3500 hair) in a single day.
What is the use of body hair transplant?
Large Bald areas with less donor hair available can be covered with use of body hair but this takes more sittings and more time & may look unnatural.
How are the grafts placed and when do they grow?
The micro grafts are paced in the bald area with injection needle pricks to make sure there is minimal scarring. The grafts start growing with the next hair cycle and keep on growing thereafter. At 3 – 6 months it gives good density.
How long does the operation take? Do we have to remain admitted?
The surgery is done under local anesthesia. It may take 12 hours. Patient is discharged on the same evening and advised rest for 1 -3 days.
What will it look like after the procedure?
The grafts form small scabs in the days after the procedure, which need to be washed according to instructions od Dr praveen, also there will be edema on the forehead for 2-3 days.
When can I go back to work?
you can go back to work in 4 days.
Are hair transplants expensive?
Despite the initial cost of the procedure, hair transplantation can be less expensive than an artificial hairpiece over the long run. Considering that the results are permanent, most people consider it a good investment in their future happiness.
How many sessions will be required?
The number of the sessions will depend on the 1) area of scalp treated 2) the number and size of grafts used 3) the density which the patient desires and 4) the individual characteristics of the patient, e.g. coarse hair will provide a denser look than fine hair. The estimate of the number of sessions can be discussed during the consultation with Dr Praveen
What other hair loss can be replaced with FUE?
Restoration of Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Bald Areas, Scars, Beard, Moustache.
Care to be taken after surgery:
1. Patient should avoid sweating, dust, smoke, rain or pollution etc for 3 days.
2. Grafts are not to be touched for 10 days.
3. On 4th day morning you can take a head shower without touching the grafts.
4. Antibiotic and pain killer tablets are to be taken for five days.
5. Stop smoking one week prior and one week after surgery.
Is Dr Praveen your perfect choice for hair transplantation?
He is qualified Plastic Surgeon who has been doing hair transplants for past 5 years, with many happy patients, not only nearby places but cities like Chennai and Bangalore and many NRIs.