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Solution to hair loss

Hair Transplantation is a simple procedure by which hair follicles are harvested from permanent hair bearing area of the scalp and implanted in the areas which have less hair or no hair. Hair transplantation can be done to any person, male or female between 18 years to 65 years.

Hair loss in the scalp can be due to genetic causes - male pattern or female pattern baldness, which is the most common cause, injury or accidents that lead to death or destruction of hair follicles, burn injuries, acute fevers like typhoid , malaria or dengue fever can lead to loss of scalp hair or eyebrows and skin diseases like Tinea infection , Alopecia Areata or Deep Folliculitis.

Hair transplantation is done on scalp, moustache - especially after trauma or cleft lip surgery, eyebrow - after accidents, leprosy, burns or injuries, beard - when the beard hair is very sparse.

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE as it is generally called is the most common technique employed. Here individual hair follicles are harvested from the back of the head using a FUE punch and a very high speed motor and hand piece and are implanted on the bald areas.

Follicular Unit Extraction is a technique less commonly performed nowadays. A strip of the skin of the scalp is excised from the back of the head and individual follicles are separated by dissection under a microscope. The extracted hair follicles are then implanted in the bald area. The donor wound is closed with continuous sutures. Unfortunately you end up with a transverse scar at the back of head which can be visible when the hair is trimmed close to scalp.

FUE is used nowadays to extract about 2000 hair follicles per day. Micro FUE is done by using very fine punches of 0.5 mm or 0.6 mm calibre. The resultant wounds are very tiny and heal extremely fast with less pain and scarring. The hair follicles extracted are implanted after designing the hair line and zones. Direct Hair Implantation is a technique by which the follicles are densely implanted using an implanter pen.

The hair transplant procedure is a day care procedure and absolutely safe. Very less drugs are used and per-operative and post-operative pain is very less. PSG Super speciality hospitals have an exclusive Hair Transplantation Operation Theatre well equipped for hair transplantation. The hospital has a trained Plastic Surgeon who does the procedure along with a well trained supportive medical and para-medical staff. The hospital is also backed by multidisciplinary multi-speciality medical team to cater to your health needs if required.

(The writer is a Senior Consultant, Department of Aesthetic / Cosmetic Surgery, PSG Super Speciality Hospitals, Coimbatore)


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