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Androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness, as it is commonly known, is the most common cause of baldness in men and is mainly inherited. In women, thinning and loss of hair starts from the central area and diffuses eventually. The reasons for hair loss other than the genes could be thyroid imbalances, iron deficiency, anorexia and excessive dieting regimes, beauty treatments (like rebounding, pressing, and colouring), stress, pregnancy, or any major surgery.
At Reva, the treatment options available for hair loss are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Hair Transplant.
• Latest FUE and FUT techniques
• 100% safe and sure with no side effects
• International Standards of Hair Transplant
• No Visible scars via FUE
• Minimal recovery time
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma which contains approximately three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. Recent studies have suggested that PRP may also serve as a safe and effective treatment option for male and female pattern hair loss.
PRP treatment is applied at the early stages of baldness, for both men and women.
PRP for Treating Hair Loss
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is “autologous”, which means it is derived from the patient’s own blood. To obtain PRP, a patient’s blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the solid from liquid components, and certain platelet activators such as thrombin, calcium chloride and sometimes collagen are added. The separated “solid” portion of the blood thus obtained is PRP.
This PRP is then inserted into a syringe and reintroduced into the treatment site i.e. the area of hair loss. PRP can be sprayed onto a recipient area during and after the hair transplant, laid into the donor incision, or injected directly into a balding scalp.
A session of this treatment is only a 20 min OPD procedure and almost 3 to 5 sessions are required depending on the degree of baldness which are repeated in an interval of 6weeks, 10 weeks and 6 months and so on.
What is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant has revolutionized the treatment of baldness and has helped people to regain confidence Hair is taken from the permanent zone, i.e., the back of one’s scalp and transplanted to the front and central area of baldness with a special technique. The hair then grows in a period of 8 months to a year and this hair growth is permanent.
Under hair transplant surgery, hair is moved in the form of ‘follicular units’ from the back and/or sides of the scalp where the hair is permanent (donor area) to areas that are thinning or bald on the front, top, or crown of the scalp (recipient area). Once transplanted, the hair will continue to grow for a person’s lifetime.
Types of Hair Transplants
There are two ways to obtain follicular units from the permanent donor area of the scalp.
In the more traditional method called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), a long, thin strip is removed from the donor area and subsequently dissected into follicular units under special microscopes. In the newer procedure called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), follicular units are removed one-by-one, directly from the scalp.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
In Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), hair is harvested from the permanent (donor) area in the back and sides of the scalp, by removing a single, thin strip of tissue. The area is then sutured or stapled closed to produce a fine-linear scar. The strip is placed under a series of special stereo-microscopes, where it is dissected into thousands of individual 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-hair follicular units. These follicular unit grafts are then placed into tiny recipient sites that the surgeon makes in the balding area.
FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)
In this technique, the patient’s non bald areas are treated as resistant donor areas and the follicular units are extracted from these areas one at a time. These extracted follicular unit grafts are harvested one by one using a small punch usually ranging from 0.7 to 1 millimeter in size, usually before starting the follicular unit extraction from the donor area.
Once the follicular unit is separated from its surrounding tissues, it can then be extracted using the forceps by gripping the hair above the surface. The small hole that is left behind in the donor region after the extraction of the follicular unit heals on its own within a few days. Each follicle unit that is being extracted is examined very extensively using a stereoscopic microscope and the non-hair bearing skin attached to the follicle can then be trimmed off, if required. The extracted follicular unit may be transferred to the recipient site immediately or can be kept in a holding solution that contains growth factors and wound healing properties.
At Reva, we understand that your hair needs are unique. That is why we offer options to suit your individual needs. Our minimally invasive solutions strictly follow the international standards of hair transplant and offer the patients permanent results with no linear scar after the procedure.
1. Who can benefit from hair restoration surgery?
Anyone who has experienced permanent hair loss may be a candidate for hair restoration surgery, including:
• people suffering from patterned baldness
• men or women who want to restore or change the shape of their hairline
• people with areas of scarring from injuries or “scarring” skin diseases
• patients who experienced some hair loss after a surgery, such as face lift procedures
• people who want to thicken or restore eyebrows, eyelashes, beards, pubic hair
2. What happens during a hair transplant procedure?
Hair transplantation is a minor out-patient surgery that requires 4–8 hours and is usually performed under local anesthesia. No dietary restrictions are required.
a. We use FUE technique which involves direct removal of individual follicular units (each contains 1-4 hairs) with the help of specialized equipment. As no cutting and suturing is required in this method the cosmetic results are excellent in the donor area with NO visible scarring
b. These small grafts are then meticulously planted into the bald or thinning area of the scalp (recipient area) maintaining same angle as the other hairs present
3. What happens after hair transplant surgery?
a. Within 24 hours small crusts will form on each graft which would shed in approximately 2-3 weeks. The grafted hair usually starts to grow by 2-4 months and full results are achieved in 1 year after the procedure
b. A minority of patients may experience mild swelling in the forehead area for a few days following surgery which goes away in 3–4 days
c. Patients may be asked to use moist compresses or sprays, and to sleep in a semi-upright position for 2–3 days following the procedure to minimize swelling
4. When should I start treatment?
a. We recommend beginning medical treatment/PRP for significant hair loss as soon as the problem has been identified
b. Hair transplants can be used to fill in the front hairline and thicken the front half of the scalp, and medical treatment/PRP can be used to maintain hair behind the transplant
5. How many sessions of Hair Restoration are required?
Normally, if you opt for Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, 3 to 5 sessions are required depending on the degree of baldness which is repeated in an interval of 6weeks, 10 weeks and 6 months and so on.