During Hair Transplant, Hair is transplanted, using surgical techniques, from areas of the scalp that are genetically resistant to balding and thinning. These ‘donor’ areas, as often referred, are at the back of the scalp and bilaterally above the ears. Once extracted, the hair follicles are grafted or implanted into the balding/thinning areas of the scalp, referred to as the ‘recipient’ area.
Consultation and Pre-op Evaluation: Dr. Nair conducts a pre-operative consult to assess and determine the probability of transplantation. Given, that most hair-restoration procedures are surgical, the initial consult is imperative to discuss the patients preferences and expectations, the methodology, time frame and side effects. In cases where transplant does not appear to be a viable option, other non-surgical restoration techniques are presented.
Methodology & Harvesting techniques
FUE : Follicular Unit extraction, follows extracting the natural grouping of hair, 1 to 4 units, under local anesthesia. A specialized micro removal punch is used, ranging from 0.6mm to 1mm in diameter. The extracted hair is then punctured onto the recipient site using very fine needles. FUE, can typically be undertaken in single or multiple sessions.
FUSS: Strip transplantation involves surgical harvesting of a 6-12 inch strip of skin, which is then dissected into individual follicular units. Following which the recipient area is prepared using tiny needles or blades and the newly created follicular units are transplanted.
Post Surgical Care
An extensive post operative consult is given by Dr. Nair and his team. Post-op precautions and hair care regime is explained and managed for the patient.
Platelet Rich Plasma injections are used as a non surgical option for hair restoration. Certain hair loss conditions may require only stimulation to help boast hair growth, which case surgical techniques are not warranted.