Hair transplantation procedure:what to expect, how much it costs and all you would want to know.
What is Hair Transplantation?
Hair transplantation is a type of daycare surgery wherein hair follicles are removed from the back of the head (donor area ) and reimplanted in the front part of the head ( recipient area ). It’s teamwork and the hair transplant surgeon along with his members usually work with loupes. Depending on the number of hair follicles that need to be transplanted, the time taken varies.
Is it Scarless?
The Follicular unit extraction or the FUE technique is only performed at Richardsons Craniofacial Hospital and this is a scarless technique. The FUT technique though leaves behind a tiny scar. This technique is not done here in our hair clinic. The FUE technique is also sutureless and permanent.
Is Hair Transplantation painful? To be honest, the surgery looks more painful than what it actually is!! This is what most patients who have undergone the procedure at Richardsons Craniofacial Hospital have told us. This is probably also coz here the hair transplant surgery is done in the operation theatre ( in an NABH approved hospital ) with an anesthesiologist who knows the best about pain management. Also, blocks are skillfully given by the surgical team that results in very little or no discomfort during the surgery. Up to 50 percent of our patients doze off listening to the good music!! The swelling increases after 24 hours after the procedure in a good percentage of the patients. Although mild. To counter this, we put the patients on enzyme supplements that reduce this post-operative oedema. The postoperative dressing on the back of the head stays in till day 3. The patient is advised against head bath for 9 days. Body shower is not an issue. The patient is also put on analgesics for 3-4 days after the procedure. A good percentage of people after hair transplant surgeries are done with us go for work after day4. Swimming and gym are best avoided for a month. Along with the surgery, the patient is placed on laser therapy, cyclical therapy, and some lotions and shampoo as need be.
How much does it cost?
It really varies….but it can done for as little as USD 500. Having said that, for 3500 follicles, the charge can go up-to USD 2000. The laser therapy, cyclical therapy including PRP ( if needed ) would cost around USD 200/ month at most.So, really we have made this an affordable procedure for a lot of people… this is considering experienced hair team is performing the surgery in the operation theatre with anesthesiologist in NABH accredited hospital setup… Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital.
How do we take an appointment?
Coming over for a personal consultation with our dermatologist or the hair surgeon is the best option. We are located physically near the southernmost tip of India, a town named Nagercoil near Kanyakumari. However, we have other options for patients from far and wide, who can’t travel for a direct physical consult. The pictures can be sent to our What’s App number +919443182860 Or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and appointment asked or advice sought.
We are also on most of the social media platforms:
Facebook: Richardsons Dental & Craniofacial Hospital
YouTube: Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital
We also have a few websites…Please visit them to get an idea about the over all work we do… in different locations.
www.facesurgeon.inwww.facesurgeon.org ( medical / dental tourism )
www.drsunilrichardson.com ( Muscat, Oman)