Hair transplantation has only recently started gaining ground outside the U.S., where it first became popular. In Delhi, where hair loss is common but seldom addressed, demand for hair transplantation is especially high. Many centers now offer the service alongside other cosmetic procedures, and often for very competitive prices.
There are two commonly known types of hair transplant: follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). The main difference is that FUT takes follicles from the donor area in strips, leaving a linear scar, while FUE takes follicular units one by one, making a series of small round scars in the area. Both are surgical procedures, but more people opt for FUE because it’s less invasive, causes less scarring, and has a shorter recovery period. Hair transplant in Delhi comes in both kinds, and choices are usually made based on the patient’s needs and donor sources.
One advantage of hair transplantation over other hair loss treatments is that the effects are mostly permanent. Most transplants use the back of the head as the donor area because they are genetically immune to baldness, and transplanting its follicles to nearby areas ensures continuous growth. FUE makes it possible to harvest from other areas with hair growth, such as beards, but the follicles can be different and may not work for every patient.
A typical hair transplant in Delhi can take a full day of surgery, with breaks in between. A local anesthetic is applied to the donor and recipient areas, and patients usually don’t feel anything during the transplant. However, since the donor wounds last a few days (or longer in an FUT), there may be some soreness after the anesthesia wears off.
Transplanted follicles normally start growing three months after the surgery. The growth will be very thin at first, but will grow thicker over a few weeks. Most patients will have a full head of hair within one year. Of course, every patient is different, and growth patterns may not be the same even with the same procedures done on the exact same areas.
It must be noted that hair transplantation is technically surgery, which means you’re facing the same risks. These include infection, bleeding, scarring, and a longer recovery time than expected. Your best bet is to do your research and choose a good practitioner. If you have any conditions that can complicate the process, get an approval from your doctor and let the surgeon know before agreeing to anything.