Hair Transplant in India

 Hair has become an important part in a normal Indian male and female. As every Indian want to look fair similarly every Indian want to have beautiful thick hair. This shows from the way that Indian hair oil industry is a multibillion dollar industry. Medically whatever we can say but fact is that every Indian uses hair oil some or the other time in their life.

Indian hair transplant industry has also grown many folds in last 8 years. I remembered the days when ever hair transplant was talked about people only thought about salman khan and dubai.Things changed drastically over years. International companies set up chains and celebrities like sehwag, gautam gambhir and amit mishra openly showing and talking about hair transplant. I feel lucky see all that change happening. With the celebrity endorsing the hair transplant every Indian felt that this is real treatment for hair loss in between many magic treatments people were doing to grow their hair.

Suddenly hair transplant in India became a routine procedure and people started trusting Indian doctors and companies. Being a population 1.2 billion sometimes it was waiting of 3-6 months to get a hair transplant from the doctor of your choice.

From 2010 the unorganized hair transplant industry started getting more organized and divided into international, Indian companies and individual doctors for hair transplant. Hair transplant became the part of course in medical scools.By 2013 lot of new doctors started the hair transplant. With Strip getting less popular FUE became the procedure of choice for almost every Indian. This also shifted the hair transplant moving from the hands of plastic surgeons to dermatologist.

This industry is still growing at a rapid phase. Even doctors in smaller towns and cities are trying to get into hair transplant.

India still lacks the adequate infrastructure and research facilities in this field. Training is almost absent in this field. Lack of training facilities makes YOU TUBE and INTERNET the only learning facility. This brings extra advantage to international companies.Their investment in research, adequate infrastructure and continuous training makes them 5 years ahead in hair transplant industry.

Now I would say Indian hair transplant industry is in chaos. Everyday newspaper is filled with small and big ads with really funny new techniques for hair transplant. Patients are now confused what to do when it comes to hair transplant. Making decision is not easy. Every clinic claims themselves to be the best and latest technology despite of the fact that there is no other technique documented in medical literature other than FUT (strip) and FUE. World is still researching but in India you will see people advertising and claiming hair multiplication and hair cloning.

I feel the biggest mistake Indian patients make is not doing research. A fancy term used and brilliant sales person at the fancy clinics can sell anything. In my next articles I will also talk about the fancy term used to sell a hair transplant and how to safeguard yourself.

 

 

Treating Different types of hair loss

 


Hair loss can often be a traumatic experience leading to depression and low self-esteem among women. But are you aware of the types of hair loss, their causes and treatment options? Here’s a guide to different types of hair loss and how to treat them.

Types of hair loss

Androgenetic Alopecia: This is by far the most common type of hair loss suffered by both men and women due to genes and hormones. This genetic hair loss is hereditary and can be inherited from either from the mother or father’s side of the family. Commonly known as male and female pattern baldness, this type of hair loss is due to the action of a hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which attacks the hair follicles and causes miniaturisation leading to permanent hair loss.

Telogen Effluvium: This condition is also referred to as diffuse hair loss. In this type of hair loss, a lot of hair fall occurs in a short span of time. The causes can be pregnancy, chemotherapy for cancer treatment, very high fever, severe illnesses, and sometimes even high levels of stress. This is not a permanent condition and most of the lost hair does grow back within a few months. Some sudden events that can contribute to this condition are childbirth, surgery, and severe emotional stress (death of loved ones, abuse, accidents, or other traumatic events.)

Alopecia Areata: 
Any sudden loss of hair resulting in bald patches is the condition of Alopecia Areata. This is an autoimmune disease where the hair follicles are attacked by the body. The reason as to why it happens has not yet been discovered. It can be a mild case and result in bald patches on the head or if it is severe it can affect the hair on the other parts of the body. This condition usually treats itself without any medication, although some doctors may prescribe certain steroid injections for repeated occurrence of localised Alopecia Areata.

Traction Alopecia: This type of hair loss occurs in people who routinely pull on their hair through harsh brushing or hairstyles such as a tight ponytail. Traction Alopecia can be found in Sikhs who wear a turban.

Other causes of hair loss: Other than the above mentioned causes, another common cause of hairloss is poor dietary habits. Lack of adequate nutrition due to crash dieting can lead to significant hairloss. Injury and certain skin diseases can also lead to permanent hair loss.

Hair loss treatments (FDA approved medication)

Minoxidil: Available as liquid or foam, it has to be rubbed on the scalp twice daily to grow hair and prevent hair loss. It takes around 12 weeks for new hair to start growing.

Finasteride: It is a prescribed medicine to treat male pattern baldness and has to be taken orally. Patients may experience slowing of hair loss and sometimes new growth. Rare side effects can be diminished by sex drive and sexual function. It should be avoided by women of child bearing age.

Surgery

Hair transplant: This is the most effective way to treat the male pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia where follicles are removed from the back portion of the scalp and transplanted in the hairloss areas. Earlier the process involved multiple session scars and stitches, but with the latest technique like Maximus Fue density, it can be restored in single session without cuts, pain or even scars.

Source : idiva.com

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