This patient came to Richardsons dental and craniofacial hospital, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, South India with a severe hair loss issue. He had already taken many hair fall-related treatments elsewhere but was not satisfied with the results. After an initial examination and consultation, Dr. Sunil Richardson and his dermatologist suggested a hair transplantation procedure session with 2500 follicles.
hair transplantation procedure at Richardson’s Hospital:
Richardson’s Craniofacial hospital has a hair clinic with an experienced team of hair restorative surgeons, dermatologists, trained nurses, anesthesiologist and operation theatre technicians. Though, all hair restorative surgeries are local anesthesia procedures, we take utmost care of our patients. We make sure to avoid or take care of all potential risks in every surgery, however minor it is. That’s why we carry out even hair transplantation in the operation theatre with all monitoring and safety precautions.
How long does it typically take?
It usually takes about 7 hours for performing around 2500 follicles transplants by Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique. We do this as a team, and the surgeons and nurses take turns after every couple of hours. We also allow the patient to get some rest in between every turn. The patient usually lies down in prone and supine positions alternatively, using comfortable pillows and blankets.
Are there any side effects after hair transplantation procedure?
There are virtually no side effects to this treatment. The patient, however, has to take good care of the newly transplanted follicles, especially for the first few days. therefore we advice strict rest for the first three days and then moderate rest for the next one week. Also we ensure lifelong results by harvesting the hair from the permanent hair-bearing zones.