An expert’s take on the common ‘Don’ts’ of hair transplantation

Knowing how to grow hair is only 20% of the story, the real game is making it look nearly natural.

Planting hair in rows like paddy fields is going to look like “plantation”. 

The right angle of exit of hair to the skin is also very important. So also the “curl” or the curvature of the hair upon skin.

The “flaring” or the deviation of the hair towards the sides is the most blunder that is done in naive hands! 

Then the temples! 

Please don’t touch them if someone has not got the experience of more than at least 1000 cases. A wrong angle in the temple is more catastrophic to look at than the bald look itself!  Putting double/triple follicles from any random area to temple is the highest ugliness in the process. A certain quality of hair has a unique nature like slow-growing, thin and less pigmented do present on the hairline and temple areas. A magnifying system of more than 10 x is required to ensure this, so also the “eye” and “expertise” to search for this hair!

Though every element of the hair quality varies from case to case. 

The art of hair restoration is a lifetime process to master by any “designer” surgeon. 

Getting it done by technicians the main medical skill involved would end up in “botched” up job which many people realise later and repent why they chose a cheap centre. (We get almost daily one case to be repaired of their bad ugly looking procedure.)

So to summarise, the results of hair transplant varies widely because the talent, focus, skill over years and experience vary widely. The results would be natural/unnatural, long-lasting or complications free, depends upon the doctor you choose for your procedure.

Do the due diligence and choose a centre where doctors are doing it and have thousands of cases to give you like references to cross-check the results and don’t fall into the pit of “cheap”, “full head”, “unlimited” hair Transplantation.

Go into the details; 

1) Qualified MBBS plus Doctor doing the procedure Vs Technicians doing it “Ghost Surgeries”!

2) Centre doing only hair transplant vs doing many other cosmetic procedures 

3) How many years of experience 

4) In house team vs hired chop shop team

5) Dedicated set up equipped to  manage emergencies along with BLS certified doctors 

6) Have a look of the instruments used, people involved and inspect the set up where the procedure is done 

7) Meeting many real-time patients and references of thousands of old patients with whom one can communicate 

Reputation in popular international forums and video reviews of hundreds of happy patients are also very vital to let you know about the centre you choose.

Choosing a hair restoration centre is like choosing a “marriage partner”! 

“Do it once, do it right !”

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