Hair transplant is a surgical procedure which is done to cover the bald spots and make the hair grow again. In this process, hair is taken from some part of the body and then fixed to the bald spots.
The treatment methods in hair transplant vary for every individual as they depend upon the type and cause of hair loss being suffered by the patient. The most common hair loss is the pattern baldness which is hereditary. There can be various causes for hair fall. These include:-
The hair transplant cost generally depends upon the number of grafts that will be implanted on the scalp. The hair transplant cost generally starts from Rs. 30,000; it can be more or less depending on the patient’s level of baldness and number of hair grafts required. You can look around to find the one that suits your budget the best. But make sure not to compromise with the quality while focussing on the rates solely. If something goes wrong, it will cost you much more in the future.
|Number of hair grafts||Average Low Cost||Average High Cost||No of Sittings Required
1 sitting = 3 to 8 hours )
|500 - 1000 Hair Grafts||Rs.30,000/-||Rs.45,000/-||1|
|1000 - 1500 Hair Grafts||Rs.45,000/-||Rs.67,500/-||1|
|1500 - 2000 Hair Grafts||Rs.60,000/-||Rs.90,000/-||1 - 2|
|2000 - 2500 Hair Grafts||Rs.75,000/-||Rs.1,12,500/-||1 - 2|
|2500 - 3000 Hair Grafts||Rs.90,000/-||Rs.1,35,000/-||2|
|3000 - 3500 Hair Grafts||Package||Package||2|
|Disclaimer: The hair transplantation cost shown above is an approximation and may vary from clinic to clinic.|
Hair transplants are of two types as listed below.
1. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
In this, the hair follicles are cut out directly from the back of the head through hundreds to thousands of tiny punch incisions.
Small holes are constructed in the bald scalp and then the hair is gently placed into the holes.
Hair transplant has various procedures that need to be followed before the main process occurs. The scalp is cleaned thoroughly and then the surgeon uses small needles to numb the area of the head that needs to be treated. Anaesthesia is the key player in this.
Then one of the two types of hair transplant procedures, i.e. FUE and FUT, is carried out. The surgical process can take up to 5 - 7 hours or more and you will need six to eight months after the surgery to obtain the desired results.
The patient's scalp may be sore and need pain medication, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory to keep swelling down after the hair transplant surgery.
Hair fall after the surgery is quite normal because the hair transplant process makes the path for new hair to grow and most people will see the complete hair growth within 8 to 12 months after the surgery. You may be prescribed Minoxidil or the hair growth medication Finasteride to improve hair growth.