Why Choose Dewdrops?

Our Hair transplant provides natural and undetectable results. No cumbersome post-op maintenance is necessary. Just like your natural hair, you can dyeand cut your transplanted hair. It is not like a hairpiece, so you won’t be restricted from enjoying your favorite activities such as running, swimming, and just any other physical activity. As your hair begins to thin and bald, hair transplantation is a perfect way to replace those areas before they become significantly noticeable. The best thing about it is that it’s your own hair.

Natural Looks

Natural looking and undetectable results.

Continuous Growth

Continuous hair growth that lasts for a lifetime.

Hassle Free Care

No  postop maintenance necessary.

After all its your Own Hair!!!

Maintains the natural characteristics of your original hair.

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure, which moves the hair follicles from one portion of the body part, preferably scalp (known as ‘donor site’) to the bald portion of the body called the ‘recipient site’.This procedure requires grafts comprising hair follicles taken from the donor area, which are resistant (genetically) to hair loss and are transplanted to recipient area, usually the scalp.
It can also be used for restoring beard hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, public hair, chest hair and for filling up scars that are caused by surgery like previous hair transplants and face lifts or prior accident. Modern hair transplant techniques can obtain a natural appearance if done by an experienced surgeon and mimic natural hair.

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Hair Cycle

Different hair growth stages.

Anagen Phase

Also known as the growth phase of hairs, it is an active development phase in follicles. The scalp cells stay in this phase for about 2-6 years.
90% of the hair cells are said to be in this stage at any point of time.

Exogen Phase

Known as the shedding hair growth phase, the new hair shafts push the older and the dead ones out from the surface of the skin.

Catagen Phase

A transition takes place at the end of the anagen phase. 2/3rd of the lower follicles get destroyed in this phase, while the dermal Papilla remains attached to regressing follicles.

Telogen Phase

Also known as the resting/pause phase for the developing hair follicles. The follicles take adequate rest, waiting for the chemical signals to prompt it to begin fresh, once again.

Pathophysiology

The male pattern baldness is usually is caused by increased sensitivity of hair to male hormone testosterone that is produced in increased amounts, at puberty. The hormone is then converted into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) by an enzyme (called 5-alpha reductase type-II). The enhanced DHT presence, in the long run causes hair to get thinner, lose pigmentation and to finally stop growing.
In hair transplant, the result depends largely on the quantity of hair that is present in donor area. The hairs at the back of the scalp (i.e. the occipital area) are inherently resistant to balding effects as these hairs lack the DHT receptors.
Hence, these hairs, once planted do not fall back again and persist for a lifetime

Hair Transplantation Basics

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure, which moves the hair follicles from one portion of the body part, preferably scalp (known as ‘donor site’) to the bald portion of the body called the ‘recipient site’.This procedure requires grafts comprising hair follicles taken from the donor area, which are resistant (genetically) to hair loss and are transplanted to recipient area, usually the scalp.
It can also be used for restoring beard hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, public hair, chest hair and for filling up scars that are caused by surgery like previous hair transplants and face lifts or prior accident. Modern hair transplant techniques can obtain a natural appearance if done by an experienced surgeon and mimic natural hair.

Hair transplant is a surgery which trasnsfers the permanent hair to the bald/thinning areas.
After the relocation of the grafts, the hair will keep growing for a lifetime. It will have the same characteristics as the hair from the donor site i.e. size, quality, growth speed and the same lifespan. However relocation of hairs have some limitations too. It is a growth of one to one ratio. It will increase the number of hairs at recipient site but with the same number of hair lost from the donor site.
The transplanted hairs will have a good lifespan, but other natural existing hair may fall off due to hormone excess. It’s unrealistic to expect no further hair loss will occur, even after a procedure.
A hair transplant cannot prevent future hair loss. Finally, in a patient with active hair loss, prevention of further hair loss is very vital. A hair transplant can’t help this but medication can. Patients must seriously consider taking the medication after the surgery.

The procedure begins with the surgeon removing a donor strip from the donor site, which is often located on the back or side of the scalp. The donor strip is further cut into single, double or triple grafts. The grafts are inserted into pre-cut micro slits that are strategically designed to aesthetically improve the density of your existing hair, lower the hairline, and fill in balding areas.

Hair Transplant Techniques

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)

Follicular Unit Transplantation is considered to be a better procedure than punch grafting and mini-micro grafting. In the FUT procedure, a skin strip is cut out. Individual follicular units are separated and planted, one by one, in the recipient region

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a procedure to harvest the donor hair individuallyusing a punchto create tiny incision around the hair, in the skin, thus separating it from the tissue surrounding it. Then, the unit is directly extracted (pulled) from the scalp that leaves a tiny wound.
This surgeon extracts the so-called follicles individually. These are small groups of hair roots, which are then transplanted onto the bald area or on the regions with thin hair growth. An advantage compared to the Strip method in FUE (single follicle removal) is that it is possible to dispense with oblong incision with scarring.
Instead, the individual follicles are manually punched out with hollow needles that have a tiny diameter. However, it requires a shaving in the donor region at the back of the head when removing.

Grafting of the hairs

After removing hair follicles, they are stored in a solution.The recipient area is then prepared by creating a natural hairline and making punches on the scalp for the hairs to be planted
The follicles are inserted into these incision slots. Here, we ensure a natural hairline as per the age of the patient, uniform hair density and growth direction

Factors affecting Hair Transplant (Graft Survival)

Follicular trauma

  • Transection: The rate of transaction can be diminished by using magnification loupes of good quality or a microscope unit, combined with experience and expertise.
  • Dehydration: Utmost care should be taken for keeping the graft moist and this is achieved by using cold RL/NS Solutions.
  • Crushing: avoided by careful handling of hairs

Biochemical factors

This refers to the stress found in hair follicles and is experienced, when kept out of body for a good amount of time. Stress takes place, because of lack of blood supply, oxygen, follicular nutrients, exposure to extreme temperatures, including pH shift. Once graft is kept in the tissue bed, it then re-exposes to oxygen and sets off a production series of free radical, which might have an effect on graft survival (Ischemia–Reperfusion Injury).

Vascular factors

This refers to the immediate Post-operative oxygenation & revascularization, unlike other organ transplants, where the tissue gets hooked into a new blood vessel. In case of hair transplant, where there is an absence of vascular anastomosis, the Follicular Units can be termed as free grafts that tend to absorb oxygen passively from the tissues that surround it.

Neo-vascularization of such free grafts are said to occur within a period of 36 – 48 hours

Possible Side Effects

As with all types of surgeries, there may be side effects that may last temporarily until the healing process is over. It is very typical for patients to experience none to some of these side effects. These side effects are only temporary, and will disappear on their own or with simple medications.

Pink Skin on Graft Area

The implanted area may be pink, and the skin slightly shiny. It may last from two weeks to six weeks.

Temporary Thinning of Pre-Existing Hair

After the surgery, it is normal for some pre-existing hair to thin. The pre-existing hair will return to normal in full condition within a few months after the surgery.

Bleeding

Some bleeding is normal and will stop with simple pressure.

Pain

Pain is usually fairly minimal and lasts only a few days. 70% of our patients do not require any pain relievers.

Numbness

Some transient numbness is inevitable, and usually lasts from one to sixteen weeks. It is rarely bothersome or long-lasting.

Itching

Some itching commonly occurs but is rarely troublesome and lasts only a few days. Shampooing the hair daily will help the discomfort.

Swelling

There is some swelling in nearly all cases. It affects the forehead and the area around the eyes and lasts two to five days. In about one in hundred cases, a “black eye” develops.

Infection

This happens in one in several thousand cases and is easily cured with antibiotics. We provide you with antibiotics prior to and after the procedure to prevent this complication

Scarring

Scarring/Keloid occurs only in pre-disposed individuals
One or more cysts may occur in the recipient area. They usually disappear by themselves after a few weeks.

Timeline of Results

Patients usually feel minimal or no pain, and can return to work the very next day. Within 6 months of the procedure, the transplanted hair can be groomed and combed in any fashion you like. Hair Transplantation is a surgical process of allocating donor hairs from the back of the head to the balding area.

Results of Hair Transplantation depend on the amount of donor hair available. After the surgery is complete, the results should appear within the next couple months. This time chart depicts the growing cycle of the newly transplanted hair after the surgery.

Sl.
Time
Results
01
24 Hours After
Bandages can come off. Soreness may be felt at the donor area.
02
One Week After
Tiny scabs on graft area will start to disappear.
03
15 days -One Month After
Transplanted hair will fall out.
04
4-6 Months After
New hair starts to grow.
05
6-8 Months After
Transplanted hair continues to grow and thicken.
06
One Year and After
Final appearance of procedure is usually present.

Our Anesthesia Technique

Patients typically experience psychological as well as physical pain when facing surgery. To help reduce any physical discomfort, we use the finest needles available. We apply a vibration before the injection, warm up the local anesthesia, and perform nerve blocks. To further ensure the comfort of the patient, we pre-numb the skin before applying the stimulus anesthesia agent. Tumescent anesthesia is used to make the anesthesia last longer than 10-15 hours. Furthermore, to ensure our patients’ comfort after surgery, we provide the latest, best oral pain reliever.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What PRP does?

Platelet Rich Plasmas was first introduced in the 70s and since then went on to become an effective and popular procedure for restoring hair growth.

Activated platelets are known to release different Growth Factors (GF) towards effective hair growth.

The different growth factors are as follows:

  • EGF – Epidermal Growth Factor
  • FGF: Fibroblast Growth Factors.
  • PDGF: Platelet Derived Growth Factors.
  • PDAGF: Platelet Derived Angiogenesis Growth Factors.
  • VEGF: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors.

Such growth factors tend to stimulate collagens and new blood vessels to be produced from the White Blood Corpuscles (WBC).

Miniature hair is may be noticed in bald head (irrespective of the region of baldness), which means that hair/hair roots are present, however, in inactive form. They do need certain triggering external force for becoming active. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is considered to be that external triggering force, with the help of which the miniature hairs do become active and successfully forms thicker hair roots and to have lush hair growth.

PRP Procedure

Whole blood of 20ml is collected from peripheral veins and later transferred to test tubes that contain sodium citrate. The test tubes are centrifugedto retrieve PRP (platelet concentration here is much greater, more than five times the normal value). Multiple minute holes are created in the scalp region with the assistance of derma roller. PRP is then injected in the scalp region.