Nowadays health problems are more common due to the increase in pollution. A health problem can be categorized on a different part of the body like heart, skin, bones, brain, etc. Among all of these hairs is also an important part of our body — the hair, unusual loss of which can very well be a sign of a medical issue.
Dr Nagwani has a long experience in cosmetic surgery and he has seen numerous cases closely. As a renowned specialist of hair transplant in Kolkata, he share few useful info about early baldness. Hair loss can be hereditary or it can be due to accidents or medications like chemotherapy, or injuries. "If" someone experiences a hair loss, he or she should contact a hair doctor in kolkata.
HAIR LOSS -
Naturally, there is a shedding of our hair and after shedding the hair grows naturally. Nowadays due to an excessive increase in pollution hair loss or thinning of hair is common. But if the hair loss is hereditary then there are about 95% chances that baldness will occur which are also termed as alopecia. In this case, the trait from the mothers' family is mainly responsible, means if the maternal grandfather has baldness, then there are higher chances the grandson will also have baldness.
Commonly, in case of genetic cause of baldness, the hair loss pattern starts from the top of the scalp, and then on the sides, thus, leaving a horseshoe pattern of the hair on the scalp. Generally, medications are used to slow down the time of hair loss, but it will not help in the growth of hair. The only permanent solution is surgery which is known as hair transplantation.
Hair loss can also occur due to medical issues like HIV, AIDS, hypothyroidism and malnutrition. However, we need to understand the difference between male and female hair loss, for example, male pattern hair loss is mainly due to male hormones and genetic reasons, but the hair loss in females are mostly traction alopecia.
To detect hair loss in patients different tests are done —
• The pull test - in this test the hair is pulled out from the scalp and put it under the microscope. The hair is pulled out in different groups from different regions if each group consists of more than 10 hairs, the test is positive.
• The pluck test - in this test the hairs from the scalp is plucked from roots and are placed under the microscope. This test confirms the phase of growth to detect telogen effluvium.
• Scalp biopsy - this test is performed when there is a negative pull test.
• Trichoscopy- in this test, a dermatoscope is used.
HAIR TRANSPLANT IN KOLKATA -
Kolkata is one of the busiest cities with many big hospitals and renowned nursing homes with skilled doctors, which provides the best hair transplant in Kolkata. Cosmo Aid Clinic is one among them. This clinic has a good number of patient reviews and higher success rates. The cost of hair transplant in Kolkata is around 30 rupees per graft.
EFFECTS OF HAIR TRANSPLANT -
Hair transplant is a surgery, performed by a skilled doctor to restore hair. Mainly there are two types of hair transplant surgery, one is FUT which is known as Follicular Unit Transplantation and FUE which is also known as Follicular Unit Extraction. In FUT process the doctor will cut a small strip of skin from the back of the scalp and hair follicles are extracted from there, then these follicles are inserted into the receptor area of the skull.
In FUE process the follicles are removed using a round punch from the donor area, then follicles are transplanted into small holes, and finally, the grafts are blended to match the natural hair. Now talking about effectiveness, the good results of hair transplant depends on several factors like age, and the accuracy of the doctor. Generally, 90- 95% of surgeries are successful and you can see the result within a 6-9 months.
SIDE EFFECTS -
Hair transplant may cause many side effects like infection, pus drainage, pain in the scalp, itching, swelling, folliculitis (inflammation around hair follicles), bleeding, numbness around the surgical areas etc. The medications after surgery also cause side effects such as irritation in the scalp, swelling in different parts of the body. But these are very rare and automatically resolve within a few days.