Hair transplantation is the best method to treat bald areas of scalp. Hair transplantation is now a common procedure in Kerala for male baldness. In Hair transplantation, hair roots or follicles are harvested from the back of head and are implanted on the bald areas. The follicles survive in the new location and healthy hairs grow from the roots. These transplanted hairs are resistant to the balding process and remain for many years. The transplanted hairs grow like normal hairs and can be cut of dyed like normal hairs. മലയാളത്തിൽ വായിക്കുവാൻ ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക
Hair transplant in Kerala
The awareness about hair restoration by hair transplantation is now increasing in Kerala. Since hair loss and baldness can start early, lot of young men are distressed about the hair fall and baldness. Hair transplantation has now become one of the most common cosmetic surgery in Kerala. People now prefer hair transplantation because the results are good and last for a long time.
Techniques for Hair replantation- മലയാളത്തിൽ വായിക്കുവാൻ ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക
The best method of hair transplantation is called Follicular Unit Transfer or FUT. In this method, follicular unit grafts, which may have 1 or more hair roots, are harvested from the back of head and planted on bald areas.
There are two ways of harvesting follicular unit grafts-
1. STRIP method- a long strip of skin is taken from the back of head. The wound is closed as a fine line. The strip is then divided under magnifying loupes or microscopes into healthy follicular unit grafts.
1.Least chance of damage to hair roots while harvesting
2. Healthy, whole follicle units,
3. well known and proven method since many years,
4. second session can be easily done.
Disadvantage- Scar at the back of head which will be visible only if head is shaved.
2. FUE- (also called direct implantation, neo grafts) The follicular units are harvested from the back of head using motorised drills or FUE punch machine.
Advantage- No scar at back of head
1. More chance of damage to roots,
2. plucked out grafts may become skeletonised
3. Second session may be difficult
4. large sessions may not be possible or may necessitate harvest from wider areas which may be affected by the baldness process later,
5. growth may not be as robust as strip grafts in the long term
Hair transplant surgery-
Follicles transfer is a surgery at the skin level. It is done under local anesthesia. The time needed depends on the area to be covered. Usually it can vary from 4-8 hours. Hospital stay is not needed after hair restoration surgery. The surgery involves two steps- Follicular unit harvesting and implanting. The implanting is done by making fine holes in the skin and the grafts are gently placed inside. The grafts stay in position automatically by fibrin glue formation. Hair transplantation is not a very painful procedure. Only pain will be tiny needle pricks for injecting local anesthesia.
Best hair transplant center in Kerala, India
Hair transplantation requires a dedicated team of cosmetic surgeon and hair transplant technicians. The result of the procedure depends a lot on the skills of the team members. Dr. Hari Menon and team have performed more than 100 cases of hair transplantation in Cochin with excellent results.
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Recovery after Hair planting
Hospital stay is not required. Normal activities can be resumed next day. Swelling on forehead and face can happen and normally disappears in 5-6 days. Tiny black dots/ scabs on the transplanted area clears off in 10 days. Hair washing can be started next day after surgery. Detailed post procedure instruction will be given by the surgeon.
Pain medications will be prescribed for a few days to keep you pain free. There are no side effects after hair transplantation. It does not cause headaches or migraine later on.
Medicines to maintain the existing hairs may be prescribed to prevent loss of the existing hairs. മലയാളത്തിൽ വായിക്കുവാൻ ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക
Result of follicle transfer-
There will be shedding of the transplanted hairs in 2-3 weeks. New hairs start growing in 3 months and result will be visible in 6-9 months. The transplanted follicles will not be affected by balding process later.
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Hair fixing in Kerala refers to a wig which can be clipped on. Hair fixing was quite popular in Kerala. More and more people using wigs now want natural hair by transplantation.
Cost of hair transplantation in Kerala
Hair transplantation requires a well trained dedicated professional team. It is a labour intensive and time consuming process. Hair transplantation is affordable in Cochin, Kerala compared to western countries and GCC. Cost can vary from INR 75,000-250,000 depending on the number of follicles required.
Facial hair transplant-
Weak mustache and beard can be made thicker by follicular unit transfer.