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Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2013
Question: I need the treatment cost and types of treatment for hair transplantation.
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Answered by Dr. Johny Chacko (26 hours later)
Hello XXXX,

Treatment cost of hair transplantation has a wide range depending on the place you go. Treatment cost also depends on the severity of baldness, how many grafts needs to be put etc. Therefore only face to face consultation with transplant surgeon will give you the exact treatment cost. You may consult many doctors who are established in hair transplantation and can go for the doctor who gives you the best deal. It may range from 1-5 lakhs.

Hair transplantation can be a strip method, where a strip of hair containing skin is taken from back of your scalp and that will be incised to individual hair units and implanted into the bald area.
Follicular unit extraction is a method by which individual hair units are taken as punches from posterior scalp and implanted over bald area. Here large strip is not taken.
Hope this helped.
Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Johny Chacko (26 minutes later)
yea it is fine..but what about bed rest and how much time it will take for covering that effected part.causes any side effects?And for this one any medicines can work?like any allopathy?
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Answered by Dr. Johny Chacko (37 minutes later)
Hello,
Welcome back

Hair transplantation is basically an out patient procedure. It is done under local anaesthesia. So bed rest is not required. Healing time for strip method is usually 2 weeks and follicular unit extraction is one week. Washing scalp to avoid scabs is important.
Initially all transplanted hairs will fall off in 1 week to 10 days. Then it will slowly start to grow. In 6 months time you can see a goo result usually.

Side effects will be pain, bleeding, sometimes swelling of face and scalp, redness, scalp itching etc.

There are allopathic medicines for baldness. Finasteride tablets and Minoxidil solution which is approved by US FDA.

Hope this helped
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Johny Chacko (2 days later)
What about hospitals which one will give correct treatment?Is Batra's treatment is good?
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Answered by Dr. Johny Chacko (1 hour later)
Hello Siddaiah,
Welcome back
Batra's is homeopathy. I was talking about Allopathic treatment for baldness which is approved by US FDA. You may contact any good MD dermatologist for medical treatment of baldness. You may search for a healthcare magic elite panelist doctor in your locality for this.
For Hair transplantation it is better to go to a surgeon who does a lot of hair transplants.( Specialized Hair transplant clinics).
Hope this helped
Take care
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Details regarding hair transplantation.

Hello XXXX,

Treatment cost of hair transplantation has a wide range depending on the place you go. Treatment cost also depends on the severity of baldness, how many grafts needs to be put etc. Therefore only face to face consultation with transplant surgeon will give you the exact treatment cost. You may consult many doctors who are established in hair transplantation and can go for the doctor who gives you the best deal. It may range from 1-5 lakhs.

Hair transplantation can be a strip method, where a strip of hair containing skin is taken from back of your scalp and that will be incised to individual hair units and implanted into the bald area.
Follicular unit extraction is a method by which individual hair units are taken as punches from posterior scalp and implanted over bald area. Here large strip is not taken.
Hope this helped.
Take care