Hair Transplant FAQs

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.

What is body hair transplant & what are the advantages of beard area as a donor?

The basic concept of body hair transplant is based on the fact that body hair don’t have receptors for DHT hormone so they are not affected by androgenetic alopecia. so if we extract body hair and implant them into the scalp, they are going to grow there without getting affected by the male hormone. this is a very useful tool in patients who have paucity of donor hair in the scalp. this is done by using the FUE technique only, where with the help of small punches we extract body hair under local anesthesia and implant them in the scalp. the donor area heals pretty well in 4 to 5 days. these hair are merged well with the scalp hair to give a very natural look and filling effect. body hair transplant again is a very specialized surgery and requires a lot of experience and expertise. out of body hair donor sites, beard is considered to be the best as the hair are thicker than the rest of the body hair and beard hair can grow in length longer than any other body site. so they give more filling effect. we generally extract a good number of beard hair   from the area just below the chin as nothing is visible and it yields a good number of grafts. there is a phenomenon called recipient dominance, which is seen in the hair which are implanted from body to scalp. it is seen that for first 2 to 3 years these hair don’t grow much in length and the maximum length which they achieve initially is more or less the same as that of there lengths at the respective body site. but after 2 to 3 years they start growing more in length as they attain some characters of the scalp (the recipient site).

Why should I get this surgery done at your clinic?

Advantages which you get at Satya are:

  1. VAST UMBRELLA OF TREATMENTS TO CHOOSE FROM: To the best of our knowledge, Satya is the only clinic in India offering the whole range of scientific and proven hair treatments under one roof, ranging from all the variants of natural hair transplant (FUT, FUE, body hair transplant and long hair transplant) to Synthetic hair implants (Nido & Biofibre). Hair weaving, PRP, Stem cell, mesotherapy, derma roller, advance laser hair stimulation treatment and other medical treatments are also available.it becomes very comfortable for the patient as he doesn’t have to run around for different treatments. he can also choose the best treatment option for himself according to the time, budget and the donor area availability. we can also combine 2 or more treatment options to get the best results. as sometimes it is difficult to get perfect results with just one type of treatment. for example if the patient doesn’t have enough donor area for natural hair transplant, we can combine natural hair with synthetic hair implant.
  2. HONEST PRICING: we always implant the promised number of grafts, often more than that. unfortunately these days we see clinics (including many reputed clinics) falling prey to the price war. they don’t do the promised number of grafts. we don’t compromise on our pricing as well as the quality of treatment. We calculate pricing in terms of grafts, while many clinics do this in terms of per follicle. One graft can have 2, 3 or even more number of follicles. so if we are talking about 1000 grafts, the patient may have more than 2500 hair growing out of that many grafts.
  3. MEGASESSIONS: We can do 5000 or more FUT grafts in a single day. we have done 4000 FUE grafts in a single day. again that many grafts in a single day saves patient time & money. It is lot more convenient for the patient especially for overseas patients.
  4. DENSE PACKING: With the kind of experience and magnification devices we use, we can give you a very good density. you don’t have to undergo repeated surgeries to increase the density.
  5. PATIENT FRIENDLY APPROACH: patient satisfaction is the most important thing for us. we don’t promise you things which cannot be done. everything is transparent between the patient and the doctor. you get value for money, that is why more than 95% of our patients recommend our name to their friends.
  6. CONSISTENT RESULTS: with such a vast experience in all types of hair restoration surgeries you are assured of the best results all the time.
  7. MINIMAL PAIN: we have devised our own anesthesia techniques to make the surgery almost pain free. many patients are scared of the needle pricks and pain. with the kind of anesthesia solutions and techniques which we use, it not only makes your experience pain free but also makes the surgery very safe.
  8. LATEST EQUIPMENTS: We have our own team of engineers, working with us to make new and many innovative instruments (operating lights, operating microscopes, operating loops, micro-motors, punches and surgical instruments). Because of these magnification devises the treatment becomes more accurate and fast. the wastage of grafts also becomes negligible.
  9. GRAFT SURVIVAL MORE THAN 95%: Utmost care is taken to prevent graft damage during extraction or implantation. It is also ensured that the average time for which graft remains outside your body is less than 2 hours. So that the quality of hair growth is excellent.
  10. 100% NATURAL RESULTS: Special care is taken while making recipient sites. We have devised our own technique to make holes for grafts to get the best natural looking results. Because of this art only our results look more fuller and natural than any other clinic in the world. That is why we guarantee 100% natural results.
  11. COMBINING PRP WITH TRANSPLANT: this is an option which we give to our patients. it really helps to fasten the recovery and improves thickness and the growth of transplanted hair. it also helps in reducing the post op shock hair loss of the existing hair. In most of our cases we see almost full growth in 6 to 7 months.
  12. TEACHING INSTITUTE: we have been teaching doctors from all over India, the techniques of hair transplantation.
  13. REPAIR CASES: we have been doing repair surgeries quite successfully for past 5 to 6 years. since there are thousands of centers all over India doing hair transplantation, but the doctors and technicians there are not so experienced. Many not so experienced centers are doing surgeries are very less cost. so in our practice we come across so many patients who have undergone surgery but with highly unnatural and unsatisfactory results. repair surgeries require a lot of expertise, since such cases have a lot of scarring and damaged donor area. so it is important to choose the right clinic in the beginning itself, as a wrong decision will not only be a monitory loss but also the loss of permanent donor hair which cannot be replenished. so we always say that price should not be the most decisive criteria for choosing a clinic.
  14. THE TEAM: We have a team of doctors, nurses and technicians who have been working with us for last 9 years.Our team leader Dr. Shaiil Gupta MD, has done more than 2500 successful transplant surgeries. He is an eminent teacher, who train doctors from all over India in the art of hair transplantation. Hair transplant is our passion. Hair transplant is a combination of art and science & it really reflects in our work. The luxurious and friendly atmosphere will make your experience with us memorable.
When can I join my work after the surgery? Do you admit the patient for a day or two after the surgery?

The scabs/ crusts at the recipient area usually take around 6-7 days to fall. The donor area in case of FUE heals within 4-5 days. Nothing is visible at the donor site within 2 weeks. While in case of strip surgery the stitches are usually removed on the 8th day. But stitches are not visible at the donor site from day one as they are well covered underneath the existing hair. There is no need for hospital admission. You can fly back on the same day of the surgery. You can shampoo your head from the 3rd day & you can resume your office work from the very next day. There is a little bit of swelling on the forehead for 1st 3-4 days & little bit of numbness or strain on the back side. This is very minimal in most of the patients & the post op period is very comfortable. You can start running or jogging from the 2nd or 3rd day.

What is hair weaving?

It is a nonsurgical technique, in which a patch having artificial/human hair woven on a fine net is fixed into your scalp & merged well with the existing hair. It can be pasted, clipped or weaved with the existing hair. This method is done in an hour’s time. It looks very natural but it is a wig only. Some patients think that hair weaving & hair transplantation are same. They are totally different as hair transplant is autologous in which hair are extracted from patients own body and implanted under local anesthesia. On the other hand hair weaving is just a wig which is pasted or fixed on your scalp. The fixing method sometimes can damage the underlying hair & can cause skin allergies and this is not a permanent solution of baldness.