FAQ

A photo consultation on WhatsApp by sending pictures in different angles on +919945386496 or by filling up enquiry form on the website for outstation or NRI patients, for in-station patients we advise an in-person consultation by appointment. We always recommend in-person consultation at the clinic (we have clinics in Mumbai and Bangalore both centrally located and easy to visit) as complete evaluation is possible like trichoscopy.

With modern techniques like non shave/direct FUE, many women with female pattern hair loss (FPHL) are now candidates for the procedure. Hair transplants with this technique don’t require any hair to shave in donor and recipient regions, so after transplant, the areas of transplant are not so visible and results are so natural and undetectable.

A gap of at least 6 to 7 month is ideal. By this time almost all growth of the first transplant is completed and one can have the second transplant for remaining bald areas.

Finasteride (1 mg tablet) is an important medicine to prevent hair thinning and therefore, you may continue taking it. Post-surgery stop taking it for a week as u will be on other post-surgery medicines; this is in order to reduce gastric problems, thereafter resume.

U can dye your grey hair to black before undergoing a hair transplant surgery, it doesn’t cause any harm to the transplants. Post-transplant, it is possible to dye your hair again from 7 weeks postoperative onwards. Use ammonia-free dye.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. Once the skin is anaesthetized, no other pain or discomfort is experienced during the procedure. We use VAD i.e. vibration anaesthesia device to make injections more comfortable.

Due to the local anaesthetic and the liquid (normal saline) injected into the scalp during the treatment, the swelling will occur on the forehead after the treatment. This is completely normal and will disappear after a couple of days. This swelling will occur at its worst on the face from the 2nd until the 4th day after the operation. If the area around the eyes is swollen, it can seriously restrict your vision. After that, the swelling will gradually subside and decrease. The moisture will be eliminated from the body via the lymph glands. A few tips to restrict the swelling:
Try to keep your head straight and try to avoid bending forward
Intermittent ice pack application after the treatment eases the swelling. Only cool the forehead/eyes, never the transplantation area.
Drink a lot of water/ fruit juices.

Post-surgery medicines- the medicines prescribed by doctor consists of antibiotics, pain killers, antacids etc… that u need to start on the same day after surgery i.e. after dinner start medicines. Doctors will explain each medicine.
The post-surgery antibiotic ointment: should be applied on the donor area from the 1st postoperative day onwards until the 7th postoperative day.
Day 1 to day 2 post surgery….The normal saline spray: needs to be started from the first postoperative day and to be sprayed 3 times a day over the transplant area for the next 2 days. This minimizes crusting.
Day 3 to day 12 post surgery….. The post-surgery baby shampoo: use lukewarm water and container for the shampoo…no direct overhead shower as it may dislodge grafts…shampooing should be started 48 hours after surgery i.e. on 3rd post surgery day. It needs to be done every other day until the 7th day postoperative by dabbing the shampoo gently on the scalp; thereafter for next 5 days daily shampoo with a mild circular motion so at end of 12 days there will be no scabs and everything looks normal. Do not scratch the transplant area with nails or towels. U can visit the clinic, staff will show how to do it, for those who are unable to come full shampoo instruction videos will be provided. At 12 post surgery, a day either visit the clinic or send transplant and donor area pictures for follow-up.