Hair is often referred to as the “CROWNING GLORY”. Hair fall, a receding hairline or significant hair loss is not just a “physical” issue. It also affects the confidence and self-esteem of the individual irrespective of gender and age.
Dr Hiren Bhatt, Vadodara’s most trusted Plastic Surgeon who is also the founder of Nishtha Wellness offers Hair Transplant Surgery as a proven solution to permanently defeat the problem of significant hair loss. Dr Hiren Bhatt is a skilled Plastic Surgeon who can perform both FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant with precision.
What Is A Healthy Hair Growth Cycle?
The normal scalp contains about 100,000 strands of hair. No new hair follicles develop after birth. The hair follicles are glands through which the hair grows.
Dr Hiren Bhatt, the accredited Plastic Surgeon explains that a normal hair growth pattern involves the replacement of all hair in a cycle of three phases.
After this round of Telogen, the Anagen phase begins again. The new hair grows and old hair fibre is gradually pushed out.
What Is Alopecia & What Are The Reasons For Significant Hair Loss?
Alopecia is a medical disorder which causes hair loss, receding hairline and baldness.
The Causes of Alopecia Are:
- Alopecia areata:
This is a condition where patches of hair loss develop on the scalp. It may be of the size of a coin. There may be many such patches. In most cases, it is a treatable condition.
- Scalp infection:
Recurrent fungal and bacterial infection can lead to hair loss. This can also cause scarring which may lead to permanent hair loss.
- Iron Deficiency (Anemia):
Anemia and deficiency of Vitamin D3 can cause hair loss. This is a reversible hair loss.
It is a psychological issue where a person pulls his/her hair.
Certain medicines used for the treatment of cancers, high blood pressure, heart problems, depression and arthritis can cause hair loss. Some oral contraceptive pills also cause hair loss.
- Radiation Treatment to the scalp can cause hair loss which may not be reversible.
- Temporary hair loss or thinning of scalp hair can occur after a major illness or a major operation. It can also occur after massive weight loss or emotional stress like the death of a beloved one. This condition is also known as telogen effluvium.
- Involutional alopecia:
This means age-related thinning of hair density. Scalp hair becomes thinner and reduces in number as a person grows older. This is a natural phenomenon and affects everyone.
- Hairstyles that tightly bind hair at the back, like braids.
- Chemical treatments on hair such as chemical straightening.
- Drying hair at a very high temperature.
- Repeated hair straightening or curling.
Dr Hiren Bhatt, the expert Plastic Surgeon of Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara has explained that the stage of Alopecia in men is determined using the Norwood Classification. While Ludwig Classification is the parameter used to determine the stage of Alopecia in women.
What Treatments Can Successfully Fight Alopecia?
Nishtha Wellness has a bouquet of services both surgical and non-surgical that can help in eliminating the problem of hair loss. Dr Hiren Bhatt’s thorough evaluation of your case will determine what treatments would suit you the best.
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Surgical Treatment for Alopecia at Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara is Hair Transplant. Dr Hiren Bhatt has a vast experience of performing Hair Transplant on patients using the FUT or the FUE technique.
What Is Hair Transplant Surgery?
Hair Transplant is a surgical technique performed by a trained Plastic Surgeon. In this procedure, the Surgeon removes hair follicles from one part of the scalp and places them carefully over the balding areas.
There are two renowned techniques used in modern Hair Transplants – FUE and FUT.
What Is FUE Hair Transplant?
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. It is a hair transplant surgery which is performed by highly skilled Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – Dr Hiren Bhatt at Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara.
Dr Bhatt harvests Follicular units from a healthy donor site and places them into micro slits made in the recipient area. Here the hair follicle units are cored with the help of motorized punch. They are then collected in the small canister by suction or are picked up with micro-forceps using no-touch technique and are collected in a petri dish. There are no stitches given and therefore the pain is less in this method.
The FUE technique at Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara is best suitable for a hair transplant procedure, which typically needs a smaller number of grafts (about 1500-2000 grafts). A Follicular unit contains multiple healthy hair follicles with different directions. Our FUE hair transplant surgery is preferred by patients because of the speedy recovery and no visible linear scarring on the back of the scalp.
What Is FUT Hair Transplant?
FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplant. FUT Hair transplant is a surgery performed to treat baldness or alopecia. The procedure involves removing healthy hair follicles from one area of the body (known as the donor area), usually from the posterior aspect and sides of the head and transplanting them in the area where there is no hair (known as the recipient area), usually the anterior part and crown of the head. The hair follicles used for the purpose of removal and grafting are called “follicular units”.
Dr Hiren Bhatt, Nishtha Wellness’ Plastic Surgeon chooses the donor area from the back of the head or the sides of the head.
A linear strip is harvested from the centre of the back of the head. The strip is microscopically dissected into smaller units known as follicular units known as grafts. These grafts are then implanted on the head where there is no hair.
The surgeon performing this procedure needs to be highly skilled since the follicular units are fragile and delicate to handle. Dr Hiren Bhatt’s training and experience in Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery, gives him an advantage in executing this procedure very meticulously.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Hair Transplant?
Dr Hiren Bhatt has set forth some basic criteria for a candidate to be an ideal candidate for Hair Transplant at Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara:
What To Expect At The Consultation With Dr Hiren Bhatt?
During the first visit, Dr Hiren Bhatt, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with expertise in hair transplant surgery will obtain a detailed medical and surgical history and history of any hair treatment taken so far.
The hair and scalp will be evaluated and hair loss will be graded. Non-surgical and surgical treatment options will be discussed. If you are the right candidate for the hair transplant, you will be explained the whole procedure. The appropriate technique for your case – FUE or FUT will be chosen. An approximate number of grafts required will be told to you. When you agree for the surgery, the procedure will be scheduled.
The main purpose of the consultation at Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara is to understand your unique case and your expectations from the hair transplant. It is essential that both you and Dr Hiren Bhatt are on the same page from the very beginning.
What Is The Difference Between FUE and FUT Technique?
|Scarring||Small round Scars||One line of scar|
|Post - Operative Pain||Little or No||Some but Bearable|
|Donar Area Shaved||Yes||No|
|Risk of Harvesting Non-Permanent Hair||Yes||Much Lower|
|Follicular Unit Gain||Low||High|
|Body Hair||Can be Harvested||Cannot be Harvested|
|Graft outside body||Longer Time||Lesser Time|
|Cost of Treatment||Higher||Lower|
|Short Hiarcuts||Possible||Can expose the Scar|
|Large Bald Areas||Less Effective||More Effective|
What To Expect Before The Surgery?
Following are the steps that are taken before the surgery:
Dr Hiren Bhatt will ask you to undergo a couple of routine blood and urine tests. You may be asked to refrain from taking any blood-thinning medicines in the days leading up to the surgery.
Apart from this, there is nothing a patient needs to worry about. Nishtha Wellness takes care of the rest.
How Is Hair Transplant Surgery Performed By Dr Hiren Bhatt?
Dr Hiren Bhatt, the accredited Plastic Surgeon and Founder of Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara performs Hair Transplant Surgery with the highest degree of precision to ensure natural-looking results and patient safety.
FUT Hair Transplant:
FUE Hair Transplant:
What To Expect Post Hair Transplant Surgery?
You will be discharged on the same day. Make sure you have a close friend or family member who can drive you home safely.
A course of antibiotics, painkillers and medicines to reduce swelling is generally prescribed for 5-7 days by Dr Hiren Bhatt, Vadodara’s best plastic surgeon.
There will be swelling around the forehead and above the eyes. Sometimes, swelling may extend even below the eyes. This will disappear within 3-5 days. Shampooing is generally permitted after 5-7 days.
You may continue with Finasteride and from the 14th day, local application of Minoxidil may be started. This will increase the rate of growth of the grafted hair. It will also reduce the possibility of “Shock Loss”, wherein there is a temporary fall of non-grafted normal hair.
Follow up is generally advised after 48 hours and after 10 days at Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara.
A healthy lifestyle and a high protein diet are recommended. Normal styling and grooming are permitted when the hair growth is complete. It takes about 6-9 months for the grafted hair to grow completely.
What Affects The Final Outcome Of Hair Transplant Surgery?
According to Dr Hiren Bhatt, factors affecting the outcome are:
What Are The Risks Associated With Hair Transplant?
Dr Hiren Bhatt has built his medical practice on the values of honesty and integrity. Hence, he informs patients of all the potential risks associated with a procedure well in advance.
Following are some of the rare risks associated with Hair Transplant Surgery: