Usually 5 percent Minoxidil is prescribed at most of the centres in India for almost one year. We have seen over the years that people who use it have their hair thickness improved by about 5 to 10 percent. Minoxidil increases the local blood supply of the skin thereby supplying more nutrition to the roots. The maintenance dose of Minoxidil is once or twice a week after one year. In our practice we have also seen that 10 to 15 percent people are allergic to it and they develop frequent itching redness and swelling. In such cases we advise them to not to use.
Swelling around the eyes and forehead is very common after transplant. It occurs after second day and
goes off after about two days. It occurs because normal saline is injected in the forehead area during the
procedure to save the underlying nerves and vessels, And it’s that normal saline which gravitates down
and settles around the eyes and forehead. If one wears a Head Band or a Sports Band around the
forehead it’s greatly reduced.
This is what we take out from the donor sites during the procedure of hair extraction. Hair grow in the groups of one to six hairs. The unit ot the bunch of hair which is taken out is called a Graft. On an average a graft contains about Read More “What is a Graft ?”
It means Follicular Unit Extraction method. Hairs grow in groups of two to four and each group is called a Follicular Unit. When the whole group is extracted with automated punches it is called FUE technique. It is a landmark Read More “What is FUE ?”