Frequently asked questions about hair transplants answered

Truth be told, everyone wants to look their best and those who strongly believe in this, can go to any extent to see the results they want.

Hair transplants in Mumbai and other major cities of India,  have been conducted for about a decade now. However, with hair transplant procedures and process evolving, to make it an even simpler procedure, the frequency and number of individuals opting for a hair transplant has significantly increased.

Especially for those who are considering to get a hair transplant soon, here are some frequently asked questions and the answers to them.

  1. What exactly is a hair transplant?

In the simplest of terms, a hair transplant is a surgical cosmetic procedure wherein a bald patch is covered with hair that is taken from other parts of the body like the back of the head, the chest or the beard.

  1. Are the hair transplant surgeries effective?

Yes. In almost all cases, hair transplant procedures are successful.

  1. Does the hair transplant procedure have long term results?

Unlike popular belief, hair transplants are long term and permanent. This is because, the procedure consists of taking grafts of hair along with its root and then being positioned over the bald spot. In these cases, the transplanted hair will grow normally.

  1. How long does it take to transplant hair?

Depending upon the size of the bald spot the duration of the hair transplantation varies. However, on an average, each hair transplantation session lasts anywhere between 4 to 8 hours.

  1. How many hair grafts can be transplanted in a single session?

Regardless of the size of the bald spot, only 2000 to 2500 hair grafts can be transplanted in a single session. However, at Eugenix, transplants of over 6000 grafts can be performed in two sessions over two days.

  1. Which parts of the body is the hair transplanted from?

In a lot of cases, the hair from the scalp is insufficient to conduct a complete hair transplant procedure. In such cases, the hair is obtained from other parts of the body.

Hair can be transplanted from the beard, chest, underarm or the pubic region.

  1. What are the post-operative precautions to be taken?

Recovery time for a hair transplant is 24 hours. Though daily activity can be resumed a day after, physically straining activities can be resumed after one week. The hair can be shampooed only one week after the procedure. It is also important to adhere to the medicine routine prescribed.

  1. How long will it take to see a significant difference in the hair?

In most cases, a significant hair growth will be visible after 8 to 12 weeks of the procedure being conducted.

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