1. What is the main cause of hair loss?
The most common cause of hair loss is a condition known as “androgenic alopecia” or “male pattern baldness”. Nearly 95% of hair loss in men is because of this condition.
Some of the factors which can cause this condition are:
- A genetic predisposition to hair loss.
- A male hormone called as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). High levels of DHT can shrink hair follicles which can make the hair look thinner and fall out faster. Read more about DHT here.
2. How does hair transplant work?
During hair transplant, the bald–resistant hair follicles from the back of head are transplanted to the bald area of the head. This procedure is permanent since the hair follicles from back of the head are resistant to baldness regardless of where are they are transplanted. Check out this hair transplant article to know more about it.
3. Does the hair transplant procedure hurt?
No, the hair transplant procedure does not hurt since the patient is given local anesthesia in both the donor and the recipient areas. Post-surgery the patient might feel some numbness along with minimal discomfort which is common after any surgery.
4. I’m 23 year old male and I have been losing my hair past 1 year. My hairline is receding and the hair density has become sparse. What is the right time to opt for hair transplant surgery?
If the hair loss is bothering you, then it’s the right time to start thinking about getting hair transplant procedure done. If not treated at the young age the hair loss will likely continue. Check out this page to know if you’re the right candidate for the hair transplant.
5. Is there a minimum age to have hair transplant?
We usually get patients with age over 21 years. Though it is advised to address your hair loss problem as soon as possible.
6. Who is considered a good candidate for hair restoration surgery?
Men who have progressed to class 3 or above in Norwood Scale are considered to be the right candidate for the surgery. Below is the Norwood Scale Chart.
7. Is hair cloning a good option?
Yes but as of now hair cloning is not an option since it is still in its early stages. The idea behind hair cloning is that the healthy follicle cells are extracted from donor areas and multiplied by various culturing methods. The newly produced cells are then injected in the bald scalp.
8. Is it possible to have hair transplant in moustache and beard? If yes what are the complications?
Yes, the doctors at TIPS have performed lot of successful moustache and beard hair transplant. There are no complications during or after the surgery. The hair can be trimmed or shaved like any other hair.
Check out the beard & moustache hair transplant surgery performed at TIPS: