Like youth and good health, many people are likely to take a head thick with hair for granted. For the majority of people, the procedures of hair transplant are recommended to help generate a full or fuller head of hair. The best hair transplant involves removing a strip of hair bearing scalp from the back of a donors head and then using it to fill-in areas with no hair or thin hair.

Hair transplant clinic in Mumbai procedures

Transplants are normally performed in the office of the doctor under local anesthesia. To perform the transplant, the surgeon cleans the scalp, injects anesthetic to help numb the area. A 3 to 4-inch strip of the scalp is then removed.

Once the strip of scalp is removed using a scalpel, the doctor set it aside then sew the scalp. The hair in the region around it hides the area immediately. After wards, the doctor divides strips of the removed scalp into tiny grafts of approximately 500 to 2,000 containing a few hairs or individual hair each.

The type and number of graft used will depend on the type of hair, color, quality and size of area the grafts will be transplanted. Once the grafts have been prepared, the doctor cleans up and numbs the location where the hair needs to be placed, creates slits or holes using a needle or scalpel and delicately placing each of the graft in a single hole.

Depending with the degree of the procedure, the surgery can take approximately 4 to 8 hours. Additional procedures may be recommended in case you are experiencing continued loss of hair.

Candidates for hair transplant

Hair loss in women is characterized by diffuse thinning over the scalp. The thinning is in several occasions temporary and could be associated with a variety of factors connected to hormones, including menopause, pregnancy and thyroid conditions.

Where the hormonal conditions or illness is not responsible for the problem, DHT (dihydrotestosterone) could be the culprit. In male, the pattern of baldness is often caused by DHT. All people have the DHT but only some struggle with hair loss, because of the genetic predisposition of hair follicles with androgen receptors where DHT attaches.

For one to qualify for transplant you need to undergo consultations to determine their candidacy. Nevertheless, a good candidate has enough donor density, enough grafts, good donor laxity and realistic expectations.

The risks associated with hair transplantation include infection and bleeding. Other risks include unnatural looking new hair growth and scarring. The transplant cost range from between $4,000 and $15,000. It is often not covered by insurance.

Author's Bio: