A quintessential movie scene revolves around a guy or a girl peeking through the window of a running car as the wind blows his or her hair. As cliche as it might sound, this had turned to be a dream scene for many till the time hair loss became such a common problem. Due to several factors such as stress, pollution, hormonal imbalance and smoking, regular hair fall has even taken the shape of early signs of balding in most cases. This has given rise to numerous medicated shampoos and hair oils claiming to be an antidote for hair loss. But all of them only work temporarily and harm the hair in the process. The only way one can get a permanent solution to this problem is through hair restoration surgery.
What is hair restoration surgery?
A hair restoration surgery extracts hair follicles from one part of the scalp and inserts them to the balding area. The donor site is the area from where the follicles are taken out of while the recipient site is the area where the follicles are inserted. You can use hair restoration procedures for brows, lashes, beards and even pubic hair.
These procedures are broadly done in two ways-
Surgical hair restoration procedures
The surgical procedure for hair restoration is performed in two techniques:
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): In this process, a strip of the scalp containing hair is taking from the donor area. Following which, the follicles are extracted. This is a complete surgical process that leaves a scar on the scalp. The hair follicles are inserted in the concerned area to complete the procedure. Even though it is a method that is no longer widely popular, FUT, is a method that brings a very natural-looking result after the surgery.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): This method is a newer version where the units of hair follicles are directly extracted from the scalp rather than making it a long surgical procedure. This method is used globally and has a faster recovery rate than FUT. A round punch device is used of smaller than 0.9 mm in size and can treat even the smallest of areas.
Non-Surgical hair restoration procedures
Among all these surgical hair restoration services is the one non-surgical method that is gaining a lot of acclaim for its results. This method is called PRP. Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a three-step process where a small amount of blood is taken from a patient and then kept in a centrifuge. Upon rotating for a maximum of 10 minutes, the blood gets divided into layers, and the platelet-rich-plasma is transferred out from it. This plasma is then injected into areas of the scalp that is suffering from hair loss.
Even though at an advanced stage, not many people are aware of PRP. Having said that, the doctors who know how to perform the method, swear by its results. Since the plasma used in this hair restoration service is derived from the patient’s own body, there are no side effects at all.
Who should go for hair restoration services?
While it is said that hair restoration services are the best bet for anyone, there are still a few people who cannot opt for the services. They are:
People with post-injury Keloid scars
Hair loss due to medication
Women who have patterned hair loss
People without much donor sites (or practically, bald people) from where hair can be removed for the transplant.
ABHRS certified doctors provide the best hair restoration procedures
A certified hair transplant doctor is your best friend when it comes to restoring your hair. Hair transplantation procedures take around four hours to complete when an expert is handling the case. Saraswat Hospital in Agra has ABHRS certified doctors who have enough experience to give you a new look after your hair restoration is complete.
Medical Director, Dr Satya Saraswat is an MS, M.Ch, D.N.B (Plastic Surgery) and member of (IACL) Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser. is a gold medalist and has had the privilege to have an award by the Honorable Health Minister of India. His 4000+ successful surgeries till date are a witness of his commitment towards his job.
Chief Clinical Cosmetologist, Dr Preeti Saraswat has got a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology from the University of Greifswald, Germany and is especially trained in laser surgery. She is also a member of (ISHRS) International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and believes in the power of personalized care. Her repute stands untouched where she takes treating patients a notch higher by discussing with them everything about the procedures she is to perform.
If you are suffering from any kind of hair problems and are thinking of going for a hair restoration surgery, you can contact with Saraswat Hospital.