These are just some of the questions, and their answers could range from an emphatic yes to an emphatic no – with all shades of yes and no in between.
For one, going for a hair transplant is not a bad idea, provided it’s done at an accredited medical centre; you must get yourself evaluated clinically and medically before going for a surgery.
Although scarring, redness and drowsiness are some common problems that you face after a hair transplant, it is usually temporary and the results can be impressive, depending on the doctor you choose to visit.
We spoke to Dr Gaurang Krishna, a dermatology consultant and specialist hair transplant surgeon, and asked a few questions to help you decide whether or not to go for a surgery; and if you are going for one, how you should go about it.
Before and After Hair Transplantation
What is a hair transplant? What procedure is followed for hair restoration?
Hair Transplant is a surgical procedure to cover the bald areas of the scalp. In this surgery, permanent roots are taken out from the back of the scalp, or beard or body hard sometimes, and planted in the bald areas of the head. Slowly, these roots sprout new and naturally growing hair. It is a minimally invasive procedure which is relatively safe and hassle-free if done properly.
Does a hair transplant hurt during or after the procedure?
As said earlier, hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure done under local anaesthesia. The only painful part is the anaesthesia injection – and that is a very mild discomfort, and even less so with experienced hands and correct technique. Most patients rate the surgical pain 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 – with 1 being not painful and 10 extremely painful.
Does hair transplant leave scar? Is it safe for everyone?
It leaves a minor scar and, if the surgery is done properly, that is not visible to the naked eye. The procedure is safe and result-oriented under experienced hands with good technology/infrastructure.