Confidence is the most powerful emotion that decides how you will live your life. From landing a job to dealing with personal stuff, everything requires confidence. Additionally, making the best first impression is the way to leave an impact on the world. When it comes to confidence and first impression, hairstyle plays a major role. It is one of the first things people notice in a person and judge them. Therefore, it is important to always be “ON POINT”.
Physically, hair plays a major role in protecting your scalp from sun and dust and maintaining the right body temperature. Emotionally, hair reflects who you are, how others see you, and how you feel about yourself.
This guide will answer all your questions related to hair, hair loss, and whether you are the right candidate for a hair transplant or not.
Hair is made up of Keratin, a touch protein produced in the body. Hair has two major components- The hair Shaft and the Hair Follicle. The hair Shaft is the hair that is visually seen on the scalp, and the Hair Follicle is a narrow tube present in the skin that promotes the growth of the hair shaft.
Hair Growth has a good resemblance with a plant pot. Here, the hair shaft is the plant, and the hair follicle is the soil in the pot from which the plant grows. The hair shaft grows from the cell present at the follicle’s base. With time, the cell multiplies itself and grows upwards, popping out of the narrow tube present in the skin. These cells are nourished by blood vessels, and certain hormones promote hair growth.
People usually get confused between Shedding and Hair Loss, but they both are totally different. Shedding is a part of the normal hair growth cycle, and everyone normally sheds between 50-100 hairs in a day. It could happen while brushing or washing. There are no alarming reasons behind it, and it is a healthy loss, where the old hair is pushed out, and the new hair takes its place. Sometimes a few hair follicles might stop producing new hair, and the hair shedding rate becomes faster. It may lead to hair loss.
Hair Loss occurs because of other factors like nutritional imbalance, heredity, illness, and excessive use of heat. When the healthy hair follicles or normal hair growth cycle got disrupted, it can lead to hair loss. In most cases, the effects of hair loss can be reversed, and normal hair growth can be attained by removing the triggering factor. But when the factor can't be reversed on its own, medical help is required.
Throughout a person's lifespan, the hair follicles perform between 25-30 cycles. When these hair growth cycles are accelerated, a person suffers from androgenetic alopecia or baldness. Initially, it is because of hormonal imbalance, and the hairs are forced to enter the telogen or rest stage, but with time, it starts preventing hair follicles from producing good quality keratin. It is a vicious circle where the hair growth cycle becomes shorter, and the hair quality decreases. If it lasts for longer and the cycle becomes exhausted, the hair will stop growing accurately.
Both men and women experience hair loss, although it is more frequent and perhaps more noticeable in men.
The most common reason for noticing hair loss and baldness is genetics. Over 90% of men and women who complain about hair loss problems face changes in ‘Andro’ hormone levels, a trait that is inherited from their parents (‘Genetic’).
Androgens hormone is involved in Androgenetic Alopecia. When the levels of androgen increase, it causes shortening of hair growth Anagen stage and delays the new hair growth. The proportions of follicles also shrink and start producing hairs that are barely visible and have no pigment. If you carry this genetic marker or trait, you might suffer from hair loss problems.
The hair loss occurs in male and female pattern hair loss or male pattern baldness in Androgens alopecia. It can begin at any time after a person enters puberty and becomes more progressive with growing age.
Hair loss may also be a temporary reaction to a trigger that improves once it is removed and hair growth returns to its normal pattern. Some triggers can’t be reversed without medical help. The temporary increase in shedding occurs 2-4 months after the trigger event and may last for several months or can be ongoing.
To prevent hair loss, it is important to start focusing on your general health. If your body is in a good state, your chances of suffering from hair loss will decrease. Focus on your diet and stop smoking if your hair loss reason is stress. It will reverse the issue without getting any further hair loss treatment or improve the success rate of hair loss treatment.
A correct hair loss diagnosis is required to understand whether you will be benefited from any treatment option available or not. About two-thirds of people (men and women) suffering from hair loss issues undergo some form of treatment without a proper hair loss diagnosis or spend a large amount on shampoos, lotions, and medicines that don’t work for them. So, to save your time, money, and hair, you should get a correct hair loss diagnosis.
At DHI India, treatment options are personalised to individual requirements based on sound medical knowledge and experience. DHI will offer an accurate diagnosis, answer all your related questions, and guide you with the right treatment options. It will help you save every penny you might invest in getting the wrong treatment.
As per many leading Trichologists or hair specialists, the frequency of reactive hair loss is increasing day by day. The reactive hair loss is known as Telogen Effluvium. Hair thinning and occasional hair fall are parts of the natural hair growth cycle and ageing. However, nowadays, many young people complain about excessive hair shedding in a particular area. It may occur because more hair follicles are going into the telogen or resting stage of the hair growth cycle or type of “Shock” to the follicles.
As the dynamics of living life have changed, more and more people are moving towards narrower diets. Even there has been a drastic increase in social and professional stress levels. These are the major reasons for noticing an increase in hair thinning problems among people. Let’s talk about Telogen Effluvium, its causes, and related prevention and treatments.
Telogen Effluvium (TE) is the type of hair thinning that we typically notice on the top of the scalp. This problem is more common among women. It occurs because more hair follicles start going into the resting or telogen stage of the hair growth cycle. A person suffering from Telogen Effluvium notices excessive shedding. Various factors cause this kind of reduction in the number of hair follicles.
Hair specialists face a lot of challenges while diagnosing Telogen Effluvium as it is the onset of noticeable hair shedding that can happen for several months after undergoing any significant or stressful event and change in diet. Additionally, the Fad diets and increase in veganism and vegetarianism can cause Telogen Effluvium among women.
To promote natural growth and stay healthy, hair requires protein, nutrients, and minerals. When the body is not getting these essential elements, hair growth suffers. The hair follicles will start starving for these elements and be forced into the resting and then shedding stage. This entire cycle takes between 2-4 months, and the hair loss is noticed much faster than its actual cause.
People Suffer from Telogen Effluvium because of these key reasons:
If you suffer from hair loss, think about what event happened approximately 3 months prior. Were you grieving, or did you endure another very stressful event? Did you go on a juice fast? Or perhaps you were ill.
The first step to preventing Telogen Effluvium is to add enough protein and nutrients to your diet. Secondly, you must focus on the factor that your body is absorbing enough nutrients to trigger excessive hair shedding. Even the minor nutrient deficiencies in your body can decrease the survival and withhold of hair. People suffering from this kind of hair loss otherwise appear healthy and fit. Other ways to treat Telogen Effluvium are:
Hair loss has a big impact on women when compared to men. And as a woman, when you get aware of the hair loss problem, the first question that strikes your mind is whether it is temporary or permanent. In cases like pregnancy or illness, hair thinning is temporary. Even the stress-related loss of hair has become very common because of the ever-busy environment and high standard expectations. Then additional stress caused due to hair thinning can cause further stress. This cycle continues till the stress levels are managed in your body.
Just like men, the most common reason for hair loss in women is Androgenetic Alopecia. It is a genetic problem where women inherit the androgens (male hormones) on the scalp hair follicles. However, women suffering from this kind of hair loss never develop true baldness. The female patterns of Androgenetic Alopecia look different from male patterns of Androgenetic Alopecia.
Women have less obvious “Patterns” of hair loss than men. The non-pattern hair fall is more frequent among women. The solution to this problem is to seek professional advice from a hair loss specialist at the right time. Mostly, female hair loss can easily be treated, but still, self-diagnosis could worsen the situation. According to specialists, female pattern hair loss can begin between the early teen years and early twenties. If left untreated, this kind of hair loss can lead to more advanced hair loss in future.
Hair thinning among women caused due to androgenetic alopecia doesn’t grow smaller in diameter than in men. Women tend to notice miniaturising hair of variable diameter throughout the affected area. Other than androgenetic alopecia, miniaturising of hair is also associated with other causes. For example, women in their post-menopausal years also notice miniaturizing of hairs that are difficult to style. Accurate female hair loss diagnosis by hair restoration specialists is required to solve this problem.
Until you start losing your hair, you probably don’t appreciate how much it contributes to your sense of self. In today’s ‘selfie society’ we are constantly reminded of our appearance and are bombarded by pictures of young, fit, and good-looking people. If what you see in the mirror every morning reminds you that you aren’t as young as you used to be, it can be pretty devastating.
Hair loss leaves negative psychological effects, such as an imbalance in confidence and self-esteem. It is seen in both men and women. Many people mention that they have become socially withdrawn because of the fear of getting judged for their appearance and feeling embarrassed. Many men associate having a full head of hair with masculinity and virility, and feeling that you are becoming less masculine because your hair is thinning has some fairly profound consequences.
Men with hair loss problems report higher levels of depression, aggression, and anxiety than normal. However, it’s undeniable that stress triggers hair loss even more and worsens the problem. These psychological effects of hair loss can directly impact self-image and social relationships. According to a study, about 40% of women reported problems in their marriage, and 63% of men reported career-related difficulties due to hair loss issues.
The best thing is that there are some special treatments for hair loss related issues. Those who underwent the treatment reported feeling positive and confident again. They gained their self-esteem back. If your hair loss is impacting you psychologically, you can come and talk to us. We can help you with the best treatment options for hair loss.
Hair Transplant performed without a careful consultation can impact your appearance for various reasons. It can offer unnatural results, the follicle survival rate can be low or worse, the donor site can be damaged, and many other things can happen if the correct surgery is not performed on you. Therefore, it is important to make the right decision when considering hair transplant treatment. The first and most important step is to select the right hair transplant provider. The hair transplant surgeon who will perform the surgery will help you get natural-looking results and protect your donor area from shock.
We have explained the difference between FUT, FUE, and DHI hair transplant methods and why DHI is the most effective and trustworthy hair transplant technique.
The correct diagnosis is the initial step to determining if you are the right candidate for hair transplant surgery. More than one-third of people, including both men and women, suffering from hair loss try different treatments without getting a proper medical diagnosis. They spend a lot of their money on lotions, medications, and shampoos that don’t work for them. It leads to wasting their time and money without offering appropriate results.
DHI Treatment options are personalised to individual requirements, based on sound medical knowledge and experience.
The Hair Transplant procedure is suitable for people with good health. If hair loss affects your self-confidence and self-esteem, you can consider a hair transplant. You are not a suitable candidate for hair transplant if:
DHI has been treating hair loss internationally for over four decades. The Indian hair transplant industry has pioneered the FUE and FUT methods but was not happy with the hair follicle’s survival rate. Most of the damage done during the procedure was due to excessive or mishandling of hair follicles. And if a high proportion of follicles didn’t survive, many more follicles had to be implanted to achieve the desired density of hair growth. Several factors decide the results of a hair transplant:
DHI designed the new tools to reduce the damage during the extraction and implantation stages. These tools have a smaller diameter, less than 1mm, which offers the doctors better handling of hair follicles and increases the chances of hair follicles to fit tighter in their new location. The extracted hair follicles are also preserved in the special growth solution, known as Hypothermosol, at a decided temperature during the waiting time. It reduces the manipulation between the extraction and implantation stage and allows them to survive outside the body.
By doing this, DHI has increased the follicle survival rate to an exceptionally high level. According to some trustworthy studies conducted by universities, the DHI Procedures offer 97% of hair survival rates.
Before moving forward with the hair transplantation procedure, the initial consultation will occur. Here, the DHI Doctor or the consultant will examine your scalp and the type of hair loss. Also, your expectations and the possible options for the hair transplant will be discussed. This will help our team to understand more about you. If you are a good candidate for the hair transplant procedure, the doctor will discuss and decide on other factors for the procedure. If you are not a suitable candidate, the doctor will discuss other options.
Good preparation for any surgical procedure reduces the risk of complications. In the case of hair transplant, doctors ensure that infection, excessive bleeding, poor healing, scarring, or reaction to the anaesthetic doesn’t involve. Also, these risks can be minimised if the candidate is in good general health and has no pre-existing medical conditions. While considering all the factors, the pre-operative instructions are offered to the candidate.Some of the instructions include:
You will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the scalp before the treatment begins and you will be lying down, or lying back for the procedure. The doctor will mark out the treatment area and once the anaesthetic starts to work, the procedure can begin.
The first phase is follicle extraction. The follicles are removed one by one and placed in the growth solution at 4°C until transplant. Up to 4500 hairs can be transplanted per session. Sessions typically last from 6 hours to 2 days.
When all the follicles are collected, the surgeon implants them in the marked areas using the specialised DHI implanter tool. The implanter tool controls the placement's depth, direction, and angle so that the hair blends in naturally with those around it.
To see what to expect during a Direct Hair Implantation procedure, simply click below to watch a day in the life of DHI clinic video.
Following the instructions provided by the hair transplant clinic or doctor ensures the best results from the procedure. DHI Clinics provide the post-operative pack, which contains sterile saline to keep the treated area moist and the medications to avoid inflammations and risk of infection. Here is the list of some post-treatment instructions candidates have to follow:
Additionally, DHI recommends Heal light or LED light treatments immediately with post-treatment instructions. A course of 6 treatments, with 48-72 hours between each treatment, promotes healing of the donor area and recipient skin.
You will need to visit the clinic for follow-up over the next 12 months. If you can’t get back to the clinic, we can make the appointment via Skype or telephone. However, if you have any questions or you notice anything unexpected, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately for advice.
People usually notice that new hair growth stops a month after the hair transplant. It is completely normal. The hair growth will normalise 3-4 months after the procedure. The difference can be noticed after 6 months, and the complete results will become visible between 9-12 months.
The healing stage requires patience, and following the instructions carefully will make sure you get the best results and a quick recovery.
For full before and after photos and actual DHI results, please click on the DHI Results – before and after photo gallery on our website.
DHI has answered the most commonly asked questions related to Hair Transplants. However, if you have any other questions and want personalised information, book a consultation with DHI Experts.
No. DHI protocols don’t require you to shave your head. We suggest the candidate not shave their head for at least 10 days before the hair transplant procedure.
Mostly, the candidate can return to work the next day after the DHI hair transplant while following the post-operative routine. However, many of our clients prefer to take a week off after the procedure. You can choose as per your convenience.
The complete results from a hair transplant can take up to 9-12 months. However, you will notice improvement within 3-4 months after undergoing the procedure.
Yes. DHI procedure can help both men and women.
You can proceed with cardio and swimming 2 weeks after the procedure. For intense exercising and weight lifting, you have to wait for a month.
If you have enough hair on the donor site for the extraction process, you can go for the DHI hair transplant. In case you don’t have enough hair on your head, DHI doctors sometimes also use facial or body hair. If none of the above works, you can select other treatment options available.
Implanted hair will grow and regenerate normally with time. Therefore, there is no need to consume medications in the long run. However, you must consume the medications for a decided period of time, as mentioned in your post-treatment instructions.
The most common question the DHI team comes across during the consultation phase is, “How much does it cost?” The answer to this question is so much more than just numbers. The overall cost of a hair transplant depends on the surgeon’s experience, desired results, latest technology, an indicator of quality and much more. Many people choose the cheap hair transplant clinic and have to face poor-quality services that don’t offer desired results. Some of them have to get a hair transplant twice for fix up or replacement.
DHI India has explained the major component that decides the hair transplant cost. Depending on them, you can decide the worth of a hair transplant.
For many people, the base cost of a hair transplant depends on the number of grafts (hair follicles) involved in the procedure. It is somehow true, but not completely. The larger number of grafts doesn’t always offer a better value for money. In older hair transplant techniques, more donor hair follicles were involved, but their results were inaccurate, and the cost was also not well defined. The results can only be obtained with the right technique, it doesn't matter how many follicles are harvested. At DHI, we have seen many candidates coming and following a botched procedure with little to no option for the remedial procedure due to the damage inflicted or the “over-harvesting” of the donor area. So, the cost depends not only on the number of grafts implanted but also on the method used during the procedure.
The old methods for extracting the healthy hair follicles were FUT and FUE. However, both these methods are used to cause scars to the donor site, impact the follicle survival rate, and leave an unnatural look. To solve this problem, the research and development team decided to focus on the DHI extraction and implantation method. This helped them offer 100% natural results with no scars and no visible traces of surgery.
Every surgical procedure is associated with some risks and potential complications, like excessive bleeding, poor wound healing, scarring, and infection. These risks and complications can be minimised by properly maintaining good health and following the pre-and post-operative instructions.
Sometimes, people complain about hair standing straight up on end, poor hair follicle survival rate, damage to the donor site, pain, and scars; these are caused by the bad hair transplant. To avoid them, you must choose the right hair transplant clinic and treatment for yourself.
Hair transplant directly makes you look good and improves your self-esteem and confidence. So, don’t risk the results by choosing a cheap procedure. You can book the consultation with the hair transplant experts and discuss everything with them. Depending on the favorability of the answers, the doctor’s knowledge and experience, and the clinic’s portfolio, you can make a decision.
When researching hair transplantation options, always focus on a few factors that play a major role in ensuring the best results. Here are a few points you should keep in mind while researching:
Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) is considered the latest and most advanced technique for performing hair transplants. It involves no detectable scarring, stitches, or scalpels and is a very comfortable procedure performed in a single sitting. In this procedure, the hair follicles are extracted from the donor area using the 1mm diameter specialised tool designed for performing the extraction process.
DHI is the only Indian hair transplant clinic to store the extracted hair graft in Hypothermosol, a growth solution that helps DHI doctors to sustain a 100% graft survival rate. The grafts are implanted using DHI implanters that offer DHI doctors full control over hair follicles' direction, density, depth, and angle and ensure 100% natural results.
Hair transplantation procedures can be performed by technicians, assistants, robots, or doctors. The best results can be attained when the doctors perform the procedure. As every individual is different and has different hair transplant requirements, the procedure should be customised for each of them.
Certified DHI Doctors perform DHI hair transplants from start to end. DHI Certified Doctors undergo stringent testing and certification through the London Hair Restoration Academy with ongoing training to ensure their skills, knowledge, and experience are cutting-edge. The first step for a successful hair transplant is an overall hair loss diagnosis.
DHI hair transplant procedure involves patented techniques and tools, which help DHI doctors to offer optimum results. To achieve the most delicate hair transplant method that can offer 100% natural results, extensive research and development have been invested.
DHI is the only hair restoration clinic in India to GUARANTEE natural results.
DHI India ensures that you feel comfortable and be in good hands from the time you enter the clinic to the time you come for the last follow-up appointment. Patient care and the best facilities are our priority.
A normal hair transplant procedure can take between 6 to 10 hours in one sitting. DHI doctors don’t rush the procedure to ensure precise and natural results during the implantation procedures.
The hair Transplant procedure offers lifelong and 100% natural results. When selecting the clinic, your focus should not be on price, as it may drive you into regret. When selecting the hair transplant clinic, you should look for answers to these questions:
For a personalised quote and hair loss diagnosis, book in for a consultation at one of our clinics in Delhi, Gurugram, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Calicut, Guwahati, Coimbatore, Lucknow.
Have you ever heard Aristotle’s quote, where he has mentioned: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”? This quote is certainly related to Direct Hair Implantation. Hair transplant involves hair, hair follicles, graft, scalp, patient, and the highly skilled hair restoration expert. Without them, the hair transplant can never be performed, nor can the actual results be attained.
The end product of a hair transplant is the aesthetic outcome of the procedure that can profoundly impact the person’s life. It improves the person’s self-esteem, confidence, and appearance and gives them a chance to style their hair in various ways.
Hair transplants have come a long way in the last decade. The DHI technique involves no risk, pain, or scars and is a permanent solution for hair loss. We have over four decades of experience in hair restoration with over 60 clinics globally.
If your hair loss is stopping you from enjoying life, we have the solution. Come in for a consultation and see the incredible, natural results we have achieved. We can help you be yourself again with a little help from science.
Call us today on 1800 103 9300 to book your hair loss diagnosis and speak with a DHI Hair Growth Specialist.