No more woes over baldness
Dr. Akshay Batra answers queries on hair transplantation
The time to fret over your bald head is over. Dr Akshay Batra, Sr VP, Trichological Society, London and director, B Perfect, answers some frequently asked questions about hair transplantation.
How is hair transplantation better than other procedures like weaving, hair extensions, bonding, etc.?
Amongst all, hair transplantation is the only procedure which can give you your own natural hair growing back on the scalp. This hair is permanent, as it lasts forever and aesthetically restores your youthful look. Results of other procedures are temporary, and they look obviously artificial and often result in damage to the scalp.
Who is an ideal candidate for hair transplantation?
Even though any person above 21 years of age and at any stage of baldness can undergo hair transplantation, best results are seen in cases of moderate baldness. There is no upper age limit; we have carried out transplants even on people above 80 years of age. Our expert surgeon will evaluate if you are the ideal candidate for hair transplantation.
Is it a permanent solution for baldness?
Yes, hair transplant is a permanent solution for baldness. It recreates a new hairline and the bald area is filled with hair taken from the back of the scalp (where even bald men don’t lose hair). The transplanted hair will continue to grow normally for the rest of your life. The best part is that hair can be washed, combed, oiled, cut and styled normally giving excellent results.
How soon can I see the results?
The newly transplanted hair is visible even on the day of the procedure. It starts growing gradually and you can notice the difference month after month. For hair to grow to your normal length and to see the full result of the procedure, it takes around 9-12 months.
Is hair transplantation expensive?
It’s a myth that hair transplantation is expensive. Consider it as a lifelong investment made for oneself. To bust the myth of it being an expensive procedure, B Perfect has introduced a special offer of hair transplant for only 80,000 for unlimited number of hair and without any hidden costs. Till date, at B Perfect we have successfully transplanted over five lakh hair.
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Does hair weaving really cure baldness? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
Baldness or loss of hair is an increasingly common phenomenon in a world riddled with triggers like stress and lifestyle imbalances.
While it doesn’t disturb quite a few who choose to go bald as a personal style statement, it does bother most who then go on to attempt various treatments and cures to fight baldness. Hair weaving is one such treatment that finds many takers in India, year after year. But does weaving really solve baldness? Today, Dr. Sajal Halder – Consultant, Cosmetic Surgery and Hair Transplant at the Centre for Cosmetic Surgery, Moolchand Medcity – helps us answer this question in detail. Over to Dr. Halder…