Hair fall is one of the biggest heartbreak even the youngsters are facing today. According to a survey, 50 per cent of women and 60 per cent of men experience some form of hair loss. Nowadays it is found that young people even at the age of 20 are experiencing hair fall. This is due to various reasons majorly the change in lifestyle which has increased the stress.
Increasing pollution, unhealthy lifestyle, lack of proper sleep are some of the reason for the increase in hair fall. Premature greying is also a problem that comes along with this. Proper hair transplanting from an experienced surgeon at a good facility is the best and permanent solution for hair fall.
“Hair fall makes a person’s self-confidence to fall and feel shame to face the public. Hair transplant brings back their self-confidence and gives a better social life.” – Dr Ankur Singhal – Regrow Hair Clinic.
The number of hair transplants increased by 76% in 2006. Approximately 397,048 hair restoration procedures were performed in 2014, according to a survey conducted in 2015 by the ISHRS. Now in 2020 is has grown multifold. According to a survey by Frost and Sullivan a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25-30 per cent is expected in the organized segment of the hair transplant market in India. This growth is expected in selected metros and Tier-I cities like Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, etc. The hair transplant industry in India is dominated by doctor managed centers and stand-alone centers, to the tune of 80 per cent.
Majority of the customers in India are of the age group of 25 – 30. The cost of hair transplant in India varies around Rs 50 to Rs 200 per graft and more. Which depending on the technique used, the operating doctor and the clinic’s brand name.
How to choose a hair transplant surgeon in India?
With this growing demand in India, there are many small hair transplants center which has come up around the country. Many of which are not having properly trained doctors, Clinical team or the required equipment’s. Having a transplant treatment from such center would end up in big trouble. There is a great chance of infection and irritations.
A doctor with a bachelors in medicine and a masters in dermatology or a surgeon is technically qualified to do a hair transplant in India. Any such doctor can perform a hair transplant, but not all will perform it well. An excellent Hair transplant demands an excellent artistic mind and extreme cosmetic & plastic surgery knowledge and expertise. Its, unlike any other cosmetic procedure.
Hairline design, donor harvesting and closure, and recipient site creation are the responsibility of the hair transplant Surgeons. The procedure of the hair restoration needs all the above steps that must be performed in an artistic as well as the scientific manner. Which can only then guarantee a satisfying aesthetic hair regrowth. Along with the Surgeons qualifications, an excellent team with all modern equipment’s and facilities is also mandatory.
Since this has grown as a big business, ethics is also a key factor. Many hair Transplant surgeons in India have hard-driving salesmen to push you to do a case that the surgeon might otherwise think is dangerous or inappropriate. Ethical judgment on when not to operate is very important.
When talking with different clinics and hair transplant surgeons, make sure you look at before and after pictures, talk with actual patients and find out about the experience of the Surgeons as well as their feedback towards their past patient’s plays a key role in choosing the best hair transplant Surgeon. All these would be a little tough. Easily one can look for the doctor’s certifications.
Some key things to check:
Basic Medical Qualification of the doctor as there are center where procedures are carried out by non-technically qualified persons. As this is a surgical process, MD is highly recommended for the surgeon.
Training and certification received by the doctor can be considered as a benchmark to understand the expertise. Some of the reputed certification and training are from:
- International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery(ISAPS)
- International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
- Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI)
- Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (AHRS)
- India Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (IAPS)
The work profile of the doctor as well as the center. Go through the before and after photos of the patients and reviews. The quality duration can be understood this way.
Accreditation and certifications received by the center for the excellence of treatment. It also depends upon the facilities, equipment and technology they are utilizing. Always go for the most modern and refined technique.
Hair Transplant Process
Hair transplant surgery is a surgical process of removing hair follicles from places where the hair is dense. Then planting it to other requires spots. Follicular clusters of hair are picked up in the latest techniques and they are permanent. This technique is called Follicular Hair Transplantation (FUT). FUT can be performed in two different ways named strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction (FUE).
Skin strips with good hair growth are removed and planted to balding areas in strip harvesting. While in follicular unit extraction hair clusters with their roots are manually removed and planted at the hairless spots. Nowadays Strip harvesting is mostly adopted by the surgeons. It leaves only a slim scar at the donor site and promises recovery within two weeks.
While opting for a hair transplant do proper research to find the best. The doctor as well as the center is very important. An excellent hair transplant can offer you great self-confidence and a better life. While a shabby transplant will put you in chaos.