Hair Transplant FAQs

Why should i get a transplant done from a clinic which is located far away from my home when I have so many reputed, branded Hair transplant centers like DR. B, RIC….L, etc. near my place??

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Why most of the clinics do only FUE and not FUT, in spite of the fact that FUT has more advantages over FUE??

FUT requires proper surgical skills. A doctor, who is not properly trained in this technique, cannot perform the procedure properly. FUT requires a full set up of all the expensive and high precision equipments including high magnification microscopes to perform the procedure. On the other side FUE does not require all these equipments and any doctor/technician who has got a little training also can perform this procedure. So that is why, FUE is done in all the clinics whereas FUT which can provide a good number of quality grafts also is not done by all the doctors as they do not have proper training in this.

Is it a myth or reality that crown area on the scalp cannot be filled with natural hair transplant?

It is a myth that crown area cannot be filled with natural hair transplant. If correct method of hair transplant is used with proper whorl pattern, then the growth looks absolutely natural and dense.

Most of the clinics refuse to operate the crown area, and if you have a close watch upon their patient gallery then they will never show the results of hair transplant surgery in the crown area. Many a times, they are under the wrong impression that crown area just cannot be filled.

Crown is a very tricky area and consumes a large number of grafts & it looks empty even if a good number of grafts are placed but not in a whorl pattern. Artistic skills & technical expertise is required from the part of the surgeon to recreate the natural whorl which is not possible with most of the clinics.

Patients are misguided by the clinics, and they opt for less suitable alternate method (wig or just FUE), which gives them lesser number of grafts, whereas their problem would have been cured with a single session of Natural Hair Transplant, if done by combination technique of FUE + FUT.

In patients with higher grades of baldness NO. 6 or 7, a good number of grafts are required to cover the full area and with only FUE, it is not possible to extract that much number of grafts. So a combination of FUT + FUE which is idol & internationally accepted treatment modality is best for such patients, for filling both the crown and front area in just one go.

Please see the below links to see the results in the crown area.

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The number of synthetic hair that can be done in single day varies from clinic to clinic. Why is it so? Some clinics say they can do a maximum of 1000 in a single day and you say that upto 6000 hair can be implanted in a single day??

The number of synthetic hair that can be implanted correctly on a patients head in a single day depends upon the expertise of the operating doctor. So a doctor who has received international training and has been doing is more capable of putting more number of hair in a single day and with full accuracy.

Satya is known for its speed and accuracy in synthetic hair implant as:

  • 1. Specialized Anesthesia technique: This includes a special numbing technique in which a limited amount of local anesthesia is given to the patient which is highly comfortable and does not require repeated infusions. So it becomes a very comfortable surgery for the patient with very few pricks, long lasting duration of anesthesia & easy for the doctor to operate.

On the other hand, most of the clinics are not thorough with this type of technique and they infuse a more amount of local anesthesia which is more dangerous to the patient.

  • 2. Less bleeding because of the special anesthesia technique, so a clear field of vision for the operating doctor & a faster surgery which means more number of implants in a single day. This helps in early healing & recovery of the patient.

The patient who comes from abroad and cannot stay in Delhi for a longer period of time, repeated surgery becomes very painful & tiring for him and so more chances of Infection. At Satya, up to 6000 hair can be done in a single day with high precision and speed so that the patient does not have to face the trouble of coming again & again to the clinic.

It is almost similar to a fact that when you ask Sachin Tendulakar and Anil kumble ,that who can score more in a single over against the same bowler with the same bat, then obviously the answer is Sachin Tendulkar, so similar is the case with Dr Shaiil gupta at Satya Clinic.

Can I get a trial test patch done at your clinic?

Yes you can get a test patch of 100 hair by FUE method. It is a very simple and short procedure and just takes half an hour. And you can resume your daily routine work immediately without any visible signs of surgery. In this way you come to know about the procedure. your apprehensions about pain, success of surgery and about the competence of the clinic can be addressed this way. you can see actual hair growing after the surgery so that you can take a decision on hair transplantation surgery. We respect your apprehensions about the surgery. This is a good way of building the confidence and a good patient doctor relationship.

Things which you need to see in a test patch are:

  • The comfort level and pain during the surgery
  • Percentage of grafts grown out of implanted hair
  • The angles at which grafts are growing and the natural looks
  • Your bonding with the hair transplant team

Most of the good doctors will offer you this facility.

Disadvantages of Synthetic Hair Implantation:

10-20% hair loss is seen in an year. re implantations are often required, may be once in an year to maintain the density. In a long run it is difficult to retain these hair and repeated sessions may be required for maintenance. So it is not a permanent solution.

Formation of sebum plugs near the roots of these synthetic hair is seen and which has to be cleaned regularly, say once in 2-3 months. These hair become infection prone and tend to fall faster if not cleaned and maintained. Cleaning is a simple method & later on training can be given to clean the roots at home .

A test patch 100 hair has to be done before undergoing synthetic hair Implant surgery. Synthetic hair can cause foreign body reactions as these hair are not a part of your body. Only 1-2 % of the cases show these type of reaction. ideally we should wait for a month after the test patch before going for full implant session, but it is commonly seen that most of the reactions occur in the first week of implantation.

cutting of these hair is also little tricky and has to be done carefully.

Patients have to use some special shampoos & hair care products for the regular maintenance of these hair.

What are advantages & disadvantages of synthetic hair implantation?

Advantages of Synthetic hair implantation:

  1. In Patients with very scanty donor area or who have exhausted the donor area in previous natural hair transplants, this is a good option.
  2. In case of shortage of time (where patients cannot wait for natural hair transplant hair to grow) or some important event coming up like marriage, it is a very good option. The results are instant & patients don’t have to wait for these hairs to grow unlike natural hair transplant. Later on natural hair transplantation procedure can also be done after removing these hair if required. we have done it in many cases, where the patients got a natural hair transplant after a synthetic implant.
  3. Synthetic hair look exactly like natural hair & it is really very difficult to differentiate these hair from the natural ones. So it gives a very good aesthetic appearance.
  4. there is very minimal bleeding or pain in synthetic hair implant and the procedure is pretty fast as compared to natural hair transplant.
  5. very less downtime: patient can immediately go to his office after a session of synthetic hair implant unlike natural transplantation.

Disadvantages of Synthetic Hair Implantation:

10-20% hair loss is seen in an year. re implantations are often required, may be once in an year to maintain the density. In a long run it is difficult to retain these hair and repeated sessions may be required for maintenance. So it is not a permanent solution.

Formation of sebum plugsnear the roots of these synthetic hair is seen and which has to be cleaned regularly, say once in 2-3 months. These hair become infection prone and tend to fall faster if not cleaned and maintained. Cleaning is a simple method &later on training can be given  to clean the roots at home.

A test patch 100 hair  has to be done before undergoing synthetic hair Implant surgery. Synthetic hair can cause foreign body reactions as these hair are not a part of your body. Only 1-2 % of the cases show these type of reaction. ideally we should wait for a month after the test patch before going for full implant session, but it is commonly seen that most of the reactions occur in the first week of implantation.

cutting of these hair is also little tricky and has to be done carefully.

Patients have to use some special shampoos & hair care products for the regular maintenance of these hair.

What is synthetic hair implantation?

Synthetic hair are made up of  polyamide fibre.These hair look like natural hair and are available in different shades&colors. This procedure is done under local anesthesia. Although after these  hair are implanted they it is difficult to differentiate between the existing hair &  natural hair and as they merge with the natural hair they Aesthetic appearance increases.There are  generally 2 varieties of synthetic hair which we use in our clinic:

  1. BIOFIBRE (Italy)
  2. NIDO (Japan). 
How much time does the surgery take?

Previously a lot of sessions were required to get a good number of grafts and patient had to come again and again for the surgery. it used to be very difficult as patient had to undergo the procedure again and again. every time the post op downtime and waiting period was also there. it was more difficult for the overseas patient. Now with so much advancement in the technique and years of experience and handwork we can do megasessions. the advantage of these megasessions is that the entire surgery can be finished within a day. we can do 5000 grafts  in a single session with FUT method.We have done4000 grafts with FUE method in a single day. If required we also combine FUT method with FUE to maximize the yield of grafts. Such megasessions, generally yield good results and the patient is happy to get hair for his lifetime.

Can you do a hair transplant for the beard or eyebrow or moustache area?

Hair restoration in eyebrows and moustache is difficult and requires a lot of experience and expertise. this is a procedure which is available only at very experienced and reputed centers. the angles of placement and the choice of donor area becomes very important to have natural looking results in such cases. We have routine patients for  hair restoration at these sites. We have done this surgery in patients either having congenital absence or thinning of hair, or some disease like alopecia areata or pseudopelade or trauma. The hair transplant procedure in these sites gives a very good and natural appearance. It is a very safe procedure.