Hair Transplant Treatment In Pune

Hair Transplant Treatment

Hair Transplant Treatment

Uncontrolled hair loss and baldness are a concern for over 60% of men and 50% women around the world. Hair loss affects all genders almost similarly and is known to cause severe psychological and behavioural changes due to the distress and embarrassment it creates. It is usually a genetic, hormonal, autoimmune, or stress-related effect that ends up giving you a prematurely aged look. However, today this problem may be aggravating due to our unhealthy lifestyle and the heavy chemicals used in all skin and hair products we use.

Androgenic Alopecia, or pattern hair loss condition, is the most common hair loss condition people suffer from today. And as in maximum cases, it is caused due to a hormonal or genetic imbalance. There is no underlying disease or substance which could be studied to undo this condition.

Hence, both men and women, especially in their 20s and 30s, are looking for prompt medical treatments for permanently regaining their lost hair and uplifting their self-image.

Hair transplant is a straightforward surgical procedure that does exactly what its name suggests. It is a procedure for transplanting hair from a healthy region to the bald area of the scalp.

If you observe the hair loss problems closely, you’ll realise that only specific patches or spots on the scalp suffer hair loss and not the entire scalp. This loss is primarily due to the absence or death of hair follicles caused by various reasons. But the regions where the scalp isn’t affected, the hair follicles stay healthy and gradually regenerate when removed.

Hence, the basic procedure of hair transplant involves removing grafts of hair follicles from the healthy regions of the scalp and implanting them over the bald spots of the scalp to create even hair growth around your head. The area from where the follicle grafts are extracted is known as the ‘donor site’ while the area where they are implanted becomes the ‘recipient site.’
Of all the hair regeneration techniques, hair transplantation is the most natural and effective, as it uses nothing but your natural hair without cannot have any possible side effects. And at Karishma Cosmetic, we help you get the best hair transplant in Pune with our holistic approach towards its methodologies.

Hair transplant techniques have been practised since the early 1950s originating from the USA. But these techniques have evolved and improved to a great extent in the 20th century. The two most commonly performed procedures of hair transplantation today are the Follicular Unit (Strip) Transplant (FUT) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

  • Follicular Unit (Strip) Transplant

The idea behind FUT is to take a sizable unit of hair patch for implanting over relatively larger bald scalp patches. The treatment is carried out in the following steps:

Our surgeon first selects healthy donor sites on the scalp with relatively thick hair growth and can be easily hidden behind the surrounding hair. Depending on the size of the patch to be removed, anesthesia will be applied over the scalp to reduce discomfort during the treatment.

To start the procedure, the surgeon then removes a continuous graft of fixed size anywhere between 6 to 10 inches from the scalp’s donor site without damaging the hair follicles or the adjacent skin tissues.

This wound of the donor site is quickly sutured and closed to prevent infection until it heals.
This large scalp graft is transferred into a nourishing fluid to keep them alive. This graft is carefully divided into smaller patches or units with a varying number of hair follicles, depending on your hair type, quality, color, and the size of the recipient area to be covered.
Microscopic pores are made over the recipient site to prepare it for implantation, and the follicle units are carefully placed over the pores to implant the follicles.

  • Follicular Unit Extraction

Also known as the follicular isolation technique (FIT), here, the idea is to extract individual hair follicles that can be transplanted in the desired pattern to achieve even and fuller looking hair over the head.

First, an appropriate donor area is determined, and local anaesthesia is induced to reduce overall discomfort caused during the surgery. The recipient bald site is prepared for the transplant by making needle size pores at accurate distances.

Then, using a micro punch device that is smaller than a millimetre in diameter, the surgeon carefully removes a healthy hair follicle. This follicle is then placed into a specific pore on the recipient site at a specific angle.
This process is repeated until the desired number of hair follicles are transplanted over the bald area to achieve evenly spaced hair.

The surgical aspects of the hair transplant procedure take approximately 3 to 8 hours to complete, but you won’t see the final result from a single procedure for about 12 to 20 weeks.

Tiny crusts will develop around each graft, falling out after one week. Our surgeon will prescribe a suitable ointment for application.

The transplanted hairs usually fall out two weeks later, only to re-grow in the next two to three months.

Most people can return to work and most social activities in one to three days. In four to six days, all activities, including most exercise and regular hair care, can be resumed.

Depending on your hair restoration goals and level of baldness, you may need more than one procedure.

Who Is Considered As A Right Candidate For Hair Transplant Surgery?

Typically, anyone who presently has healthy donor sites around their head which can be covered by the surrounding hair is considered a right candidate for the transplantation surgery.
However, other hair aspects such as hair colour, texture, and waviness or curliness will also be considered to assess whether a person is the right candidate.

Psychologically, the candidate is expected to have realistic expectations from this surgery as it can help you cover bald patches or thinner hair adequately, but may not be able to make your hair look exactly as you expected.A candidate is also expected to consider the fact that this surgery depends on using your existing hair and finding the most optimal solution to cover your head.

Almost one in every five women experience hair loss or thinning problems either due to ageing, illness, or hormonal changes after menopause. But unlike men, women suffer from thinning of hair in patches rather than a complete patch hair loss in most of the cases. Hence, the goal for this female hair problem is to fill in the thinning regions with hair follicles from denser areas.

Hence, mini-grafting techniques such as FUE are more effective for women as they always have denser hair at the back of their heads. Mini-grafts are harvested from this dense area and replanted in thinning areas to create a fuller-looking hairstyle.
This being the most common case, our surgeon will still evaluate your health condition to find the underlying problems of your hair and recommend only the best technique for your hair transplant in Pune.

Upon your visit to our clinic, our surgeon will discuss your hair problems and what you expect to gain from transplant surgery. Following which our surgeon will guide you through all hair treatment options that would best suit your condition. Still, it is always better to know the right questions to ask to get the most out of your consultation. Here are some essential questions that can ask our surgeon during your consultation:
  • What’s your experience in dealing with cases similar to mine?
  • Are you a certified cosmetic surgeon? 
  • How do I know if I’m a good candidate for this treatment?
  • What results should I expect after getting this treatment?
  • What are my options if the surgery results turn out to be less than satisfactory?
  • Where can I find some before-and-after photos of your clients?
Since hair transplant is a highly personalised procedure that’ll vary depending on your hair condition and expectations, there is no one fixed price for it. However, there are certain factors based on which you can get an average rate of your hair transplant cost in Pune, such as:
  • The extent of the head region to be treated with the transplant procedure
  • The complexity of the surgical technique chosen for your transplant
  • The average fee of the surgeon and the clinic

Since hair transplant is performed with your natural hair, this is the safest hair regrowth treatment option you’ll have. And as the incisions are so minimal, you won’t have to worry about wound infections.
In rare cases, if your body’s healing ability is weak and the needle-size wounds aren’t entirely healed within a couple of days, you might experience some bleeding. The rare cases of infections noted after hair transplant are always minor and easily treated with antibiotics.

At our hair transplant clinic in Pune, our surgeon will provide a thorough and personalised list of precautions that you’ll have to follow to get optimal results from this procedure. Following are some of these standard precautions:
  • Don’t wash your hair until a few days after the surgery, and only use mild shampoos for the first few weeks.
  • You can resume a less-strenuous work routine in about three days.
  • Don’t brush or comb over the new hair grafts for at least three weeks.
  • Avoid heavy workouts and exercise for about a week.
  • Avoid wearing hats or pullover shirts and jackets for some time.

Our Treatment Results

experienced team of doctors

Dr. Suresh Sanghvi

M.B.B.S., MS. Mch. FAIS
Dr. Suresh Sanghvi is a Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon who has specialized for 30+ years in plastic, cosmetic surgery, and laser treatments.

Dr. Shobha Sanghvi

Dr. Shobha Sanghvi is a cosmetologist and a specialist in laser and cosmetic treatments. A graduate of the Government Medical College, Surat, and a post-graduate from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Suresh Sanghvi

M.B.B.S., MS. Mch. FAIS
Dr. Suresh Sanghvi is a Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon who has specialized for 30+ years in plastic, cosmetic surgery, and laser treatments.

Dr. Shobha Sanghvi

Dr. Shobha Sanghvi is a cosmetologist and a specialist in laser and cosmetic treatments. A graduate of the Government Medical College, Surat, and a post-graduate from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad.