1.Why Dr. Amitabh Shrivastava ?
Dr. Amitabh Shrivastava’s pre-eminence and vast experience in cosmetic surgery is the driving force for his contribution to the field of hair transplant as hair restoration surgery requires both aesthetic and cosmetic expertise for achieving natural and seamless results. Dr. Amitabh Shrivastav provides patients with the defining and undetectable natural hair restoration. Dr. Amitabh Srivastava is pioneer in India in hair transplant in both FUE and Strip method (FUHT) technique. His techniques have brought a new level in quality standard of surgery since one can easily get the desired pattern and direction of new hair.
Dr. Amitabh Srivastava’s vast experience of both aesthetic and cosmetic surgery makes him best hair transplant surgeon in India, a benchmark setter in hair restoration surgery. He gives patient most suiting hair line as per patients overall appearance resulting into a satisfying result. Apart from surgical procedure experience Dr. Amitabh Srivastava uses the newest equipment and prescribes best medicines during and post surgery.
2. What is a hair transplant exactly?
In short and precisely hair transplantation is a surgical redistribution process that takes donor dominant hair follicles donor areas such as the back of the head, chest, and beard and skillfully transplants them into thinning or balding areas. With current microsurgical technologies and a skilled surgeon gives result of natural appearance. Basically hair transplant is procedure of taking hair from where you have dense hair than transplanting them at bald are or where one need more.
3. How long does the transplanted hair last?
Hair grown after hair transplant is permanent. Hair follicles implanted are taken from our own body hair are completely accepted by bald area and retains complete genetic characteristics as usual. A small percentage of hair may fall with the increase of age as natural process.
4. What is “follicular unit extraction”?
This is completely natural hair transplant technique which leaves dot like scar after hair transplant. This is completely stitch-less and minimal painful hair procedure. In this individual hair follicles are taken and are separated individual hair root and then implanted into bald area, which grows like natural hair without leaving any mark.
5. How many hair are transplanted per session?
Dr. Amitabh can do up to 2500 microscopically created grafts in a session(FUE). Each graft is an individual hair follicle, or can include up to 4 hairs.
6. How much hair density for individual required?
Density projections could be told to a patient by his Surgeon, after he very carefully examines hi patient’s area of Transplant (virtually by a operating Telescope to see 12 to 20 X) V/S the Donor area more so the (density and texture of hair in the donor area, disease/dandruff, percentage of gray hair in the area, race of the patient etc).
7. Is it going to hurt?
The great majority of my patients are quite comfortable both during and after their hair transplantation procedure; occasionally a patient says he had some pain. As you would expect, local anesthetics are used during the procedure. We also supply you with medication which is available for you to use after the procedure, if you should need it. Many of our patients find that they do not need to take any medication at all after their hair transplantation procedure.
8. Why come to Sai Shraddha Cosmetic clinic?
The Head of our institution Dr Amitabh Shrivastava has been working in this field since last 14 years, some how he is one of those surgeons in India who have mastered all the types of Hair Transplants FUHT,FUE & BHT in a long career span of 14 years he has done around 3500 cases of hair transplants, out of which 2200 were FUHT, 1150 FUE and around 50 to 60 cases of BHT in pure or mixed forms with other techniques, I.e.; FUHT and FUE., when ever one visits any of our clinics at MUMBAI,DELHI,PUNE or INDORE one may ask to see the hard copies of the records with us to be more sure of our Experience, and Expertise in the field.
9. What are the differnt types of hair transplant are available nowdays?
FUHT – The conventional method of Hair Transplant, involves taking out of a strip from the posterior scalp, followed by dissection of the strip by , trained para medical workers,to give the surgeon micro follicular grafts.
FUE- Using a motorized punch needle each and every graft is dissected away from its adjacent tissue, which is than pulled out by suction or mechanically pulled by a puller forceps.
BHT- Body hair transplant, usually done from fringe areas othe beard or sometimes chest or other parts of the individual, usually used as an adjuvant.
10. What are the differences between F U E and F U H T Hair transplants?
Answer is quite simple these days, there was a time when Surgeons could just fetch 1200 to 1500 follicles by a F U E Method as compared to 5500 to 6000 follicles in a F U H T Procedure, but with the passing of 6 to 8 years now even with a F U E Method Procedure surgeons are taking out 4500 to 5000 follicles with a bit of effort , the reason this improvement is this , that now better training facilities are available, instruments are being improved day by day, better loops ( Magnification) is available , lights used now a days are white light, besides this:-
***Beard and chest hair can be only be used in F.U.E. procedure. BODY HAIR TRANSPLANT IS ONLY POSSIBLE THROUGH F.U.E. PROCEDURE.***
(1). There is dot like scarring in F U E Procedures. Ask your surgeon – if he is well versed in using Micropunches.
(2).There is minimal pain after a F U E Procedure on the following days.
(3).There are no stitches on the back of your scalp, in F U H T Procedures the stitches may be Horizontal (One Single) or Two Oblique for larger grafts need.
(4). No numbness of the back scalp as a result of sectioning of nerves there , it may take 3 months to 12 months to recoup.
(5).There is no feeling of stretching and tightening of the back of the scalp.
(6). Follicles lost due to transaction in F U E Procedure are left in the patient’s skin >> they grow up after 3 months, while follicles transected by Para Medical workers in F U H T Procedures are just to be thrown away ,I;e, it’s a permanent loss.
(7). Need of Post Operative Medication with Antibiotics and anti inflammatory Medicines is much less in F U E Procedures.
(8).Hair transplant surgeon has to depend a lot on the paramedical staff in F. U. H. T. procedure, while in F.U.E. procedure the result is dependent on surgeon’s efficiency.
11. What is scarring comparision between FUHT and FUE procedure?
In FUHT procedures a very fine horizontal or oblique scar lines may be noticed if a person who has gone Bald due to any reason after a Hair Transplant, it is less likely until and unless someone sees you too attentively. Usually lines after first procedures are neglible.
In FUE procedures there are virtually dot like scar marks, just very tiny white dots of the punch entry are seen , which are almost un identifiable to a naked eye. But I will again mention that, choosing the type of procedure should be , more than to comparison of scars only.
12. How much pain one have to bear for a hair transplant?
The Procedure of a Hair Transplant is usually or invariably done by using local anesthesia ,i.e.; only the part the doctor is working upon is De sensitized or given local injections to produce numbness in the part , where the Surgeon has to work, thus practically speaking there is no pain when the Surgeon is actually working on a patient’s scalp, even the pain of pricks of needle could be minimized to great extent by locally spraying of Lignocaine Sprays and to assist more one can use Electrophoresis with it, kindly ask your surgeon weather he has that or not.
13. What are the precautions to be taken after a hair transplant procedure?
Usual precautions for a Hair Transplant Procedures are very easy and comfortable in case you move according to the advise of your Surgeon and your Surgeon is well experienced. You need to wash your scalp with Medicated Shampoos the night before you are going for the transplant and than again on the morning, before you are going for the procedure, Take a heavy Breakfast before you move out of your hotel or home, as the Lignocaine used for the purpose of local anesthesia may sometimes cause mild hypoglycemia, weather to prescribe an Anti biotic or an Anti fungal depends on your Surgeon as he is the one to judge it by taking a relevant history from you. You may be advised not to take a head bath for next 36 to 48 hours depending on your condition , you may be asked not go under a shower bulb or use a mug to pour water over the head, not to rub the towel instead gently press the area to dry. Not to visit the Gym for 5 to 7 days.
14. How many hair will it take to cover SQ. CM or per SQ. INCH.?
Number of hair per Sq Cm. is the basic of a good hair transplant, according to certain Hair societies of hair restoration world wide ,the specifications given are 55 to 60 grafts per Sq. Cm are said to be a GOOD WORK. 45 to 35 hair per Sq.Cm. are an example of SATISFACTORY WORK, 35 to 30 grafts per Sq Cm. Are just Average and a pre Sq Cm. Graft population below this should be considered a bad work. You can ask any of your Surgeons to get the follicles shown to you by a TRI CHO SCAN.
15. Do you do hair transplantation on women?
Yes. Women population though are less perturbed by hair loss but Female Pattern Hair Loss is a known entity, usually a Hair Transplant surgeon gets one case of Female Baldness after 30 or 50 male cases , truth is this that, they are uncommon but not as much as we think, other causes are over use of cosmetics, Ammonium thioglyconate, cheap dyes, reaction to other cosmetic agents , worm infestations, anemia, etc.
16. I have a medical condition, can I still receive a hair transplant?
A hair transplant could be done in a person who is suffering from Diabetes or Hypertension also. But proper control of the disease, and total history of the disease should be disclosed to the doctor, There are other diseases like life threatening viruses infections etc. they are to be discussed with your Surgeon at large, before making a decision.