Misconceptions about hair transport have been debunked by a Senior Consultant Cosmetics Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Indraprastha, Delhi, Dr Shahin Nooreyezdan.
Dr Nooreyezdan asserted that there is a solution to hair loss, which he said is fast becoming the biggest panic creator among the young population.
According to Nooreyezdan, hair transplant is a surgical technique that relocates resistant individual hair follicles (follicular units containing 1-4 hairs) from back of the head, called donor site to the balding part on top of the head, called the recipient site.
He noted further that donor hair can be harvested through Strip Harvesting whereby a strip of scalp is removed from the back (occipital) of the head and Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE Harvesting whereby individual follicles of hair are removed with a motorised instrument.
Explaining further the procedure for hair transplant, the cosmetics surgeon said: “at first consultation the surgeon analyses the patient’s scalp, discusses his preferences and expectations, and advises him or her on the best approach (e.g. single vs. multiple sessions; strip vs. FUe or both combined) and what results might reasonably be expected.