Even though hair loss, hair thinning, and balding are the harsh realities of life, one need not sweat it because there are many different ways to overcome these issues. Today, hair care and treatment industry is a billion dollar industry not for nothing. With groundbreaking treatments available on demand, solving hair problems efficiently has become easier than ever.
There are different procedures to target various hair problems of individual patients. They can either be surgical or non-surgical. Let us look at them in detail.
- Hair transplant:
Hair transplantation procedures require the hair follicles to be surgically extracted from the donor area (back and sides), which is usually resistant to hormonal changes and hair fall and replanting them in the balding area. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), and Hair Stemcell Transplantation are the surgical methods of hair transplantation.
While in FUT, a part of skin along containing the hair follicles is extracted from the donor area, in FUE individual follicular units are removed randomly from the donor area. FUT usually leaves behind a visible scar in the donor area but in FUE, the extraction units being very small, there hardly remains any scars or marks. Stem cell transplants are different from these two in the sense that the entire hair follicle is not uprooted, but a little part of it is left in the donor area for stimulating hair growth. This method is relatively new.
Another hair transplantation procedure that’s rapidly gaining popularity is Aesthetic Hair Implants (AHI). It is now available in India, thanks to Dr. Apoorva Shah and Dr. Sonal Shah. This process involves extracting hair follicles using a patented implanter pen having a diameter as tiny as 0.5-0.8 mm. Thus, the extraction marks are negligible and the result is a higher density of hair in the recipient area. The restored hair starts to grow normally after 2-3 months post the surgery and continues to do so for the rest of your life. (Check out RichFeelreivews, Dr. Batrareviews which are available online). According to a survey, more and more people are opting for hair transplant in Delhi than any other city in India.
- Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
This is another surgical method where a medical hairline tattoo is created using specialized pigments that resemble hair strands. In this process, the epidermal layer of the scalp is tattooed with the pigments.
The non-surgical procedures for hair restoration include hair replacement procedures, specialized therapies, medications, and shampoos. Hair replacement procedures are the quickest means to cover balding areas. Usually, in these procedures, experts first carefully analyze the conditions of the scalp and the hair (texture, color, etc.) after which they design a hair system customized to match the color, tone, and texture of your natural hair. Finally, the hair system is fitted using a specialized bonding technique with a high-grade medical adhesive.
Doctors recommend medications and advanced therapies in cases where the patient is in early stages of hair loss or thinning, and when there is a good chance that hair can regrow using these methods.
Among all these procedures, hair transplant is said to be the best option in the long run. This is because it guarantees permanent results as the restored hair continues to grow normally for the rest of your life. Furthermore, when the long-term costs and value of hair transplant procedures are analyzed, it is definitely the most cost-effective option with fast results. The restored hair behaves like the natural hair and starts growing after about two to three months of the surgery. This is what sets hair transplantation apart from all other treatments and procedures. Once you get a transplant done, you no longer have to worry about hair issues.