Hair Transplant

Moving hair to a bald area, especially on the head, is called a hair transplant. Slit grafts and micrografts are the two types of transplant procedures. A hair transplant can be done for male pattern baldness in men, women with thinning hair, or loss of hair due to a scalp injury or burn.

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Are there any medicines to regrow hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hair loss. Now I am 50% bald. Some of my friends have regained their hair. My baldness is hereditary. I am also an alcoholic. I need some effective medication for hair regrowth.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and do understand your concern. Is the hair lost from the temple and vertex of the scalp? Is it diffuse hair fall? As you have said it is genetic, I am assuming it is male pattern baldness. But, photographic evaluation of the extent and typ...  Read Full »

How successful is hair transplant for androgenetic alopecia?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a meeting with a hair transplant clinic and they told me I needed 3000-3500 follicular units (8000 follicles). Attached is a photo of my hair loss, is this overkill? I am afraid of running out of the donor area.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). It is a genetic, sex hormone imbalance disorder. There is a shortening of hair growth cycle and delay in new hair growth (increase in dihydrotestosterone-DHT). Causes in our case can be hormonal imbalance, insuffici...  Read Full »

Will falling of scab from transplanted hair indicate hair transplant failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a hair transplant before three months. I might not be sure but I may have roughly massaged my head or while wearing t-shirts a scab fells off, will this result in failed hair transplant?  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hair transplant failure or success is evident within four weeks. The follicles which have been implanted into our skin of the scalp would die initially within two weeks or they lead to the growth of the good hair. After that you massage it or do anything it will not h...  Read Full »

Can Ibuprofen lower the platelet count?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a hair transplant with 1500 grafts. That means about 3500 1 mm holes were made in my neck area (beard) and scalp and formed crusts and healed. Following my transplant (30 hours later), I had a normal white blood count but platelets were very low (60000), after one week my platel...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hereby, I am giving you opinion regarding your case. Platelet has seven to 10 days lifespan but it is produced from megakaryocytes continuously. Surgery or wound healing like in hair transplantation will not reduce platelet count. If following surgery infection occu...  Read Full »

Can I try hair transplant for hair loss on temples?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hair loss on my temples from wearing tight braids. The hair loss has been there for about 10 years and it has not gotten worse or anything. Is there a treatment or prescription I can try before going the hair transplant route? I am on Nuva ring for birth control. I tried Rogaine f...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is traction alopecia. It is a type of alopecia due to tight braids and hairstyles that put pressure over the roots. Unfortunately due to pressure effects scarring occur and there is no such topical cream or lotion available for regrowth of hair. You have told th...  Read Full »

Is hair transplant the only option for baldness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I have been suffering from hair fall for the last 5 years. I had consulted a leading trichologist chain for treatment and to some extent it did help in controlling the hair fall. But, I have lost a great amount of hair from the front and back. I want to know, wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Basically, we can divide your problem in two parts. Filling of bald area. How to stop hair fall in existing hair. So, let us first talk about the bald area that you have got in the front and top of the scalp (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, hair t...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best treatment for baldness.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old single male. I have severe hair fall and I feel that I am going bald. You can see in the attached pictures. Around two years back, hair fall started and the volume reduced to half of my original hair. Now, I feel almost all hair has gone. I am taking antidepressant...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Unfortunately, the medicine that you have taken for the male pattern baldness does not work much in this condition. After certain limit, oil and tablets are useless. As you are young, hair transplant is the only way to get your hair back. You are a good choice for hair t...  Read Full »

I have hairfall after stopping Finax and Mintop. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I had a FUT of 2000 grafts eight years back. Initially, I was happy with the result. After a year or so I stopped the medications (Finax 1mg and Mintop). Soon after, I again started balding. Even the transplantation hairs were not visible. So I again visited the doctor. He suggested me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Post hair transplantation, you need to continue Minoxidil indefinitely, while Finasteride can be taken as long as you do not experience any side effects. The response of hair transplant depends upon the strict adherence to these medications. It is very common to lose ha...  Read Full »

I would like to know and understand the hair transplant procedures.

Query: Hello doctor, I am considering hair transplant. I would like to know and understand the procedure. Please advise.    Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The following are my observations, The hair transplant surgeon removes small groups of hair follicle containing skin from areas where there is normal hair growth. These small plugs are then implanted in to the bald areas of the head where hair growth is desired. This is ...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment option for baldness?

Query: Hello doctor,I would like to go for hair transplantation. So, kindly advice me about which is the best option.  Read Full »

Dr. Vikram Kumar R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see that you have grade 7 baldness with limited donor hair. But, you have also got small, thinned-out hair in the hair loss area. So my suggestion is as follows. Hair transplant can give you a go...  Read Full »

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