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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   someone thr
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Plz go ahead with ur query
User :   i am having a accelerated hairfall recently
User :   and it left a bald patch on the back of my head
User :   so i am thinking of hair transplantation or some permanent hair
User :   so could you advice me on that
Doctor :   Yes You can go for it
Doctor :   it has good results
User :   what are all the techniques available
Doctor :   wait
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that involves moving individual hair follicles from one part of the body (the donor site) to bald or balding parts (the recipient site). It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness, whereby grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to bald scalp.
User :   so is it ok to do so
Doctor :   it is moving individual hair follicles from one part of the body
User :   because the donor site will lose hair rite
Doctor :   it is implanting follicles in the scalp
Doctor :   It can be any
User :   so doctor how much time effort and money would it cost
User :   like can i have a chat with a trichologist if possible
Doctor :   There is no trichologist online
Doctor :   You can request Dermatology consultation
Doctor :   He will giude u thru
User :   ok
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   1. Strip Harvesting - a strip of scalp is removed under local anesthesia, the wound is then sutured back together and this piece of scalp tissue is then cut in to small pieces of tissue called grafts which are then transplanted back in to the thinning area of the patients head. This method will leave a linear scar in the donor area, which should be covered by a patients hair (if long). The recovery period is around 2 weeks and will require the stitches to be removed by medical personnel.
Doctor :   This method will leave a linear scar in the donor area
User :   ohh k
User :   any other methods doctor
Doctor :   . FUE Harvesting - (Follicular Unit Extraction) individual follicles of hair are removed under local anesthesia; this micro removal uses tiny punches of between 0.6mm and 1.25mm in diameter. Each follicle is then reinserted back in to the scalp in the thinning area using a micro blade. Because this is single follicles and no large amount of tissue is removed there is no visible scars or post-surgery pain, with no stitches to be removed. Recovery from FUE is within 7 days.
User :   is this the latest one or is there any other latest technology
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Regarding costs of getting donor hairs I am not sure
Doctor :   You may have to search
Doctor :   But in second procedure they take only follicles from here and there
User :   and if i need to know whos expert in this in hyderabad
Doctor :   so u have no scars
User :   ok
Doctor :   Place a request for dermatology consultation
User :   ok doctor i will do that
Doctor :   My customer service will call u soon
User :   ok
User :   thanks doc
User :   bye
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