FAQ Regarding Hair Transplant

1. Can I do hair transplant without cut ,stitches or scar..??

Yes. Now there is no need for any cut stitches and scars for hair transplant. Newer techniques have made it possible to get transplant done without stitches. This technique is FUE.

2. Transplant cost is so variable between different doctors and companies? Difficult to choose.

Transplant cost is dependent on many factors. The surgeon you choose and the company you choose is critical. Look for the company who invests in research. Most of the international companies you see are started by individuals only. They are better than single clinic individual doctors as they invest better in research, customizing instruments and it’s next to impossible for them to copy by any individual doctor.

As a patient you don’t know the actual procedure which happens inside the surgery room. When you hear the cost you get confused that the same thing costs at some other clinic less than half. so if you get better quality better services, best results, and assurance that this clinic will not close down after one year then you have to pay for it.

3. Some doctor say that you get better results in FUSS or strip than FUE.

That’s not true. Results depends on number of grafts placed, and placed grafts grown back. Five years back strip was better as FUE use to yield 1200 to 1500 grafts. With ALVI ARMANI the number of grafts is much higher than you can get with strip. So if you get same or more number of grafts with FUE then I find no need to cut, stitch and shorten your neck.

4. I did transplant with leading company and did not get results as promised.

The first thing to ask yourself is have you done due research. Being in this industry I know 90% of the people don’t do any research. This is the first mistake. They don’t the difference between the graft and hair. They believe the photo shopped results of celebrities as true. They are easily sold out by the sales people at the clinics. You will see celebrities and stars in advertisements. Once you do your due research you will find that they never did it.

5. I searched on Google but got more confused

You should know how internet works. The top three sites and the lot of ads you see on right hand side are paid ads. Then there are organic searches which are the pages you see after the first three links. You also see lots of forums and blogs advising you about hair transplants. Not all of them are true and genuine. Most of the places it has been seen that competitors criticizes the one doctor and praises the other. Many forums are money making machines as they keep the doctor who pays good money on top as compared to the doctor who is good. The comments are filtered as per the need. Remember with good work comes criticism also. This is valid for you and me as well.

Beware of the websites which sound similar to the main company website. These are the most fake people and are planted by competitors to malign the name of the company doing good work. In India you can see lot of companies have opened up there shops with fake names sounding similar to popular international companies. Keep yourself away and don’t believe those.

Regards,

Dr. Surana

Medical Head – Alvi Armani India

Young, urban customers feeding growth of hair transplant clinics

 

New Delhi/Mumbai/Bangalore: Shane Warne has done it.

And, closer home, Virender Sehwag.
So, it was no surprise that Sahil Madan, now 28, decided, to do something about his receding hairline. He spent Rs.81,000 for the treatment and says he is satisfied with the result.
Customers such as Madan—young, urban, well-heeled and just that little bit vain about how they look—are the reason why newspapers and magazines are replete with before-after ads for hair clinics that offer anything from a treatment to a complete transplant.
“Today, we’re not just dealing with extreme cases of baldness. We are seeing a number of young people coming to us to improve the quality and thickness of their hair, so they can experiment with different styles and looks,” says Sanket Shah, chief executive officer at Advanced Hair Studio that has branches in India and the Middle East.
The company boasts a clientele that includes Warne (who appears in an ad for it wearing a T-shirt saying “No Hair, No Life”), Sourav Ganguly and Jacques Kallis (surely, there must be a connection between cricket and hair?).
Not everyone who wants a transplant is necessarily going bald, says Arihant Surana, who has been in the business of implanting hair for half a decade.
“Earlier transplants were linked to baldness; now (people go in for them because) looks also play an important role,” adds Surana, currently medical director (India) at Alvi Armani International, an American chain of hair transplant clinics that claims to have re-maned some of the biggest names in Bollywood and Hollywood, a member of a royal family, a famous football player, and executives at Fortune 500 companies.
Indeed, in recent years, grooming has becoming important, even to men, and a mini-boom for everything from beauty salons to cosmetics to hair weaving and hair transplant centres is the result.
“India is passing through a phase where grooming is big business. Looking good is considered very important, and more people are spending money on products that do that, especially men. Over 75% of this market is dominated by men. Younger men, as young as 23-24 years old, are increasingly looking at getting hair transplants done,” says Gaurav Marya, chairman of Franchise India Holdings Ltd, a company that specializes in franchising, which has clients such as Dr A, ADHI India and DHI India.
In 2010, the global hair restoration industry was worth $1.9 billion (around Rs.10,260 crore today) and India contributed 14% of that, according to a 2012 report by Francorp, an arm of Franchise India. The market grew at an average rate of 22% over the past three years and is expected to grow by 37% between 2012 and 2015, it said.
Analysts said hair care treatment is much more expensive in the West compared with India. The average cost of transplantation in the US is about $4.5 per follicle against just $1.75 per follicle in India, the Francorp report said.
And it no longer appears to be about a mid-life crisis. From 35-40, five years ago, the average age of his patients has fallen to 25-30, claims Surana. Men looking to get married or promoted form the majority of the patients.
It isn’t just men. According to Advanced Hair Studio’s Shah, the hair loss problem that was predominantly a “male” issue now also brings in a fair number of women. “Socially, in a country like India, it is perfectly acceptable for a man to be bald. However, this does not hold true for women. Six years ago, 85% of our clients were men and 15% of our clients were women. Today, that percentage of women walking through our doors with hair-related issues has risen to 40%,” he says.
The result is a market that is slowly moving towards being more affordable. Arpit Goel, head of marketing at New Delhi-based Berkowits Hair and Skin Clinic, says that pricing has declined with more companies entering the business and better technology.
“It’s not for the super rich any more; the upper-middle class, too, can afford it now,” adds Goel who offers services at Rs.1-1.5 lakh, with a facility of equated monthly instalments thrown in.
That demand has encouraged hair clinics to sprout.
Advanced Hair Studio, which is present in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad, plans to invest Rs.250 crore over the next three years to expand its footprint to 15 cities.
Rich Feel Health and Beauty Pvt. Ltd has 58 outlets across 27 cities today, and plans to ramp that up to 250 outlets over the next two years, with a capital expenditure of Rs.50 lakh per clinic. A treatment would cost anywhere between Rs.49,000 and Rs.1.99 lakh.
And the competition has resulted in a flurry of ads by rival companies.
“If you’re out of sight, you’re out of mind,” says Apoorva Shah, the person behind Rich Feel Health, referring to the crowded market for such treatments, which includes a multitude of fly-by-night operators. “You need firepower for expansion, and in that sense, the private treaty has worked well for us. We had a topline of Rs.1.5 crore five years ago. Today, we have a topline of Rs.60 crores.”
Shah’s reference is to an arrangement with Brand Capital, a firm that is part of the Times Group. In return for a stake in the company, Shah gets advertising and promotion space in publications run by the group and also claims to author a column on (what else) hair for the group. The Times Group, which publishes The Times of India and The Economic Times, competes with HT Media Ltd, publisher of theHindustan Times and Mint.
The preferred method of advertising is the before-after one, says Marya, with most companies preferring to use celebrities. “They are paid well, so they don’t mind appearing in the ads,” he adds. Then, it’s not as if they can hide the transformation in their appearance.

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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