What exactly is Hair Transplantation?

Hair Transplant is also commonly referred to as Hair Grafting, Hair Replacement or Hair Restoration and has gained immense popularity across the world now.

Hair transplantation is the process of redistribution of genetically resistant hair from the back and sides of the head to the balding area. Owing to a lot of recent advancement in this area, today the process is carried out using superior, modern technology and methods. Transplantation that is in vogue today is not only comfortable and painless for the patient, but it is also cost-effective too. After the transplantation process is completed, the linear scar is not visible on the patient. The recovery is quick too – in just about two weeks, the portion on which the transplant has been carried out looks completely natural and lends a new youthful appearance and renewed self-confidence to the patient.


The advantage of this process is that the hair you acquire (after the transplant) is permanent. This is not possible with any other form of treatment. Thus it is the only long-lasting cure for baldness and androgenic alopecia. Androgenic Alopecia is a genetic condition that can affect both men and women. People with this condition can suffer from hair loss in their teens or early 20’s and is characterized by a receding hairline and gradual hair fall from the crown and frontal scalp.

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Things to consider before a Hair Transplant.

What is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

FUT is considered to be a more advanced procedure than the traditional ones. The hair of the patient is generally transmitted in groups of 1-3. The follicular unit transplanted consists of hair follicle, fat, skin, sebaceous gland and fine vellus hair. FUT is the most recommended hair restoration procedure which can only be effectively executed by a qualified surgeon.

Why FUT?

  • Helps in maximizing the growth of the transplanted hair
  • The grafted hair looks most natural
  • The process takes less time and facilitates the patient to resume his normal life soon
  • Minimum hair graft loss during harvesting
  • No thermal denaturation which is otherwise visible in FUE

What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

FUE is a method that is used regularly by dermatologist for hair transplantation. In this technique, the follicular units are directly extracted in naturally-occurring groups of 1-4 from the donor’s area and transplanted into the recipient area. This procedure has been overtaken by more modern techniques like FUT that are in prevalence now. This process is considered inferior by plastic surgeons as it causes a lot of wastage due to blind drilling and thermal denaturation.

Advantages of FUT over FUE

  • FUT involves a thin linear scar compared to cobblestone scars at the back of the head in FUE
  • Due to drilling in FUE, the follicles might be affected. FUT does not require any drilling
  • The number of follicles grafted in one sitting of FUT is much more than that in FUE in fact it is more than double.

Most common questions regarding Hair Transplant

–  Directly from the Doctor’s Chamber –

I want to opt for Hair transplant, but I am worried about the scalp grafting. Is it too painful?

We are glad that you are forth coming about your concerns.
Hair transplant involves removing small pieces of hair-bearing scalp grafts from a donor site and transplanting them to your bald or thinning area on the scalp. If you have fears relating to surgery, then we will conduct your surgery using mini grafts and micro graft process. This is less painful.

To minimise pain further, we inject patent with local anesthesia. We assure the best of care and assistance for a painless procedure and full recovery.

Is there any precaution that I have to take before and after Hair Transplant??

Yes! There are certain precautions that you must take before surgery.

Stop consumtion of alcohol, tea, coffee, soft drinks, smoking tobacco etc. at least for 24 hours before surgery. Wash your hair using a non-medicated shampoo before entering the operation theatre. Tell your allergic syndromes to the doctor and inform them if you are having any regular medicine.
Post surgery, you are advice to take complete rest till the next day. When sleeping, rest your head at 45 degree angle for 1 to 3 nights. Do not take any medication any aspirin-containing medicines or drink alcohol or smoke at least for 3-5 days. If the operated area is bleeding, promptly inform the doctor. We are there for your assistance and relief.

From which part of my body you will take the grafts? Is collecting hair follicles detrimental to my health?

Well, we have an advanced process for our patients in the hair grafting category. Firstly, we thoroughly check the medical condition of the patient and determine which part will be beneficial as a donor area. So, you do not have to be worried about the grafting process.

Absolutely not! We have a strong team of expert hair transplant surgeons.  We collect the hair grafts and conduct the transplant process delicately. As mentioned earlier, application of local anesthesis reduces the pain.

What is the basic process of grafting and transplanting? Is it a time taking process?

We generally opt for a normal grafting procedure for patients. But depending upon the health condition of the patient, we sometimes suggest micro and mini grafting procedures. It is a method where the hair follicles and tissues are collected from the donor area and then transplanted to the balding area.
Strip harvesting is always preferable as it takes minimum time to complete the surgery. Generally a hair transplant surgeries take 3-4 hours.

Is there pain in the surgery? For how many days the pain will remain?

Hair transplant is a relatively simple surgery.

As mentioned earlier, local anesthesia greatly reduces the pain. The discomfort last for 1-3 days post surgery.

Is there a medical examination before Hair Transplant surgery?

We evaluate your medical condition thoroughly and access your lifestyle and previous medical records. Surgery date is fixed post that and you are informed about the pre-operative measures well in advance..

What are the chances of successful hair transplant? Is there any chance of infection? If an infection occurs, then how do you fix it?

Yes there are several cases of failures. But these are generally on account of negligence.

The major cause of neglegence are –

  • Patients opting for cheap and unverified clinics providineg hair transplant at low rates.
  • Infections occur primarily due to lack hygine.

PLCSC is a certified clinic with qualified surgeons that maintain the highest level of hygine. If still any infection occurs we prescribe effective medication which cures it completely in matter of 1 to 2 days.

As an employee it is difficult for me to remain absent from work for a prolonged period. How long will the surgery and recovery process take place?

We value your time.

The surgery itself takes 3-4 hours. Complete rest is advisible for 1-3 days.

The surgical wounds would heal within 3-5 days. You have to maintain the post operative measures for faster result. But the operative scars may remain for a few more days.

Does it look awkward when the hair line changes after surgery? Is there any guarantee that my appearance will be modified after the surgery? Can I expect a better thickness and growth in my hair?

I can guarantee that you will love it when people look at you after your transplant. The gaze is of adoration and praise. So it never feels awkward.

Surely, you will get a better appearance after hair transplant. The receding hairline will vanish and thicker hair will be there.

There are several examples of celebrities who have amplified their hair growth. So, you can surely expect better, thicker hair with proper growth. The growth will be visible after 1 month of surgery.

How many days it will take for the scar to disappear? Is there any chance to grow hair in the scar line? When can I expect real result post surgery?

The scar will take 1-3 months to heal completely. If you have a better growth after surgery, then the scar will not decrease your hair’s appearance.
Yes, there is a chance to grow hair in the scar lines. But you have to be patient with this process. Hair growth from the scar line will start after at least 3-5 months post surgery.
You can expect the concrete result of this surgery after 4-5 months.