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Does sweating affect hair transplant?

No, sweating does not affect the hair transplant procedure at all. In Fact, more sweating means more circulation in the scalp, so sweating is good for a hair transplant. We encourage our patients to get back to their original routine as well as workouts as sweating doesn’t cause any harm to a hair transplant.

What would be done during the day of procedure?

 When a patient reaches our center first and foremost he is asked what he wants from the procedure, the type of hairline he wishes, which are the priority areas that he wants to get covered, all his fears and doubts are cleared and then after that, the doctor starts assessing the donor area to see the quality and availability of hair. Donor areas include the back of the head, beard, pubic hair, and hair from other parts of the body. The number of grafts to be implanted is discussed, time consumed in the procedure is told, hairline designing is done after discussing the likes and dislikes of the patient at length, temporals are marked and approved by the patient.

Once the hairline design is finalized, trimming starts and the donor area, as well as the grafted area, is exposed, various markings are done, tests such as Allergy tests (to confirm that the patient isn’t allergic to any of the drugs we use during the procedure), blood tests are performed and then finally the hair transplant procedure is started. 

During the procedure first of all Extraction is performed, followed by Slitting (in which spaces are made for the grafts to be implanted in), and lastly Implantation is done.

Does Hair Transplant Hurt?

Hair Transplantation at our center is performed under local anesthesia which is given through the thinnest possible needle (30 caliber needle) to ensure pain-free hair restoration. Secondly, as far as extraction is concerned we are using the finest possible punch (0.6mm size) which does not cause any pain. So practically hair transplant at our center is a pain-free procedure.

How long will the results last?

According to Dr. Niraj Kakkar, says “Hair on top of the head can be DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) sensitive and are prone to fall. The rest of the hair in the body (like side hair on the head, back hair on head, beard, pubic hair, etc.) are DHT resistant. So theoretically, if we implant hair from these areas to the grafting area, they are going to be there life long and they do as well. But sometimes in some cases, the human body tends to reject 5-10% of the hair in due course of time. So, such small hair loss should easily be acceptable.

Why is patience important when you get a hair transplant?

According to Dr. Niraj Kakkar “Patience is of utmost importance after the transplant as hair doesn’t grow overnight. The rate of hair growth is about 7-10mm/month. Hair growth is noticed by touching the scalp with your finger after 3-4 months and full results are achieved 8-12 months after the transplant.

You can also keep testing your hair growth on your own. Try to feel your hair with your finger, once you start feeling small hair it simply means your hair has started growing.”

Can I sleep normally after hair transplant?

You can easily sleep after hair transplant. But, in some cases people complain that they are not able to sleep in the first 1-2 days after the transplant. This can be because during the procedure the patients cover up their sleep which can lead to disruption of the sleep cycle. But after a day or two you come back to your normal sleeping cycle.