Dr. Niraj Kakkar (MBBS, MD)
Dr. Niraj has spent a lifetime closely studying, watching, experimenting and analyzing all the developments in the field of FUE hair transplant not on the patients but on HIMSELF.
Dr. Niraj underwent age old punch grafting technique then got hair transplant by strip method in year 2000 by FUT method. Then at last came the latest FUE technique for which he underwent three hair transplant sessions.
In this long journey he was able to get in the depth of this field and was able to develop his own innovative techniques and his own patented ways of extracting more number of grafts and giving packing of more than 70 grafts per centimeter.
His artistic skills show in the results of the clients all over the world. He has been a pioneer in designing a natural looking hair line with matching sides (temporal triangles).
He has also been a pioneer in combining FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) with DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections. He doesn’t display glossy and fake degrees and diplomas which exist nowhere because actual Hair Transplant is a very new technique.
Only his mind boggling results do the talking and publicity for him. He doesn’t believe in huge hoardings, advertisements and interviews. Only his satisfied and happy customers are his Brand Ambassadors. His passion for transforming the people’s looks is unending and his quest for excellence goes on and on. Dr Niraj Kakkar himself does –
Client counseling and education
Donor Area Assessment
Designing the hairline
Trimming the donor area
Deciding the punch sizes
Identification of best donor sites
Assessment of graft quality
Planning of graft density
Making charts for implantation
Regulating time interval between
Supervising the whole process
Personal Follow-up on Whatsapp
We do not charge the patients exorbitant fees and hidden charges. Neither do we suggest any unnecessary treatments.
We have one of the best teams of surgeons with the latest equipment to offer excellent surgical treatment and the best results. Our main motive is to deliver excellent and stable results for our patients.
Some FAQ’s About Hair Transplant
1. How much does a hair transplant cost?
Ans. Hair transplant cost is determined by many factors. Each case is different.
In order to determine the specific cost for your hair restoration we encourage you to schedule a consultation today.
An assessment will be performed and the hair transplant cost will be based on:
-Your desired result, including hair line design, and temple angle closure
-Current level of hair loss
-The area that needs to be covered – hair line, crown, mid scalp, scar repair, etc.
-Whether you had already received a procedure before or not
2. Does the Hair Transplant really work?
Ans. Of course hair transplants work! Please see our Hair Transplant Photos page.
The principle is very simple. The genetic makeup of hair on the sides and back of the head is resistant to genetic pattern baldness. This makes it possible for the hair that you have on the sides and back of the head to be relocated to the area where it is falling.
This new relocated natural hair will stay and continue growing.
You should also know that hair transplants have been around in various formats since the beginning of the 1900’s.
3. Can anyone undergo a hair transplant?
Ans. Hair transplant is commonly used to treat cases of hereditary baldness but not alopecia areata or cases of trichotillomania.
The fact that a person keeps hair on the sides and back of the head does not mean it is right to do a hair transplant.
Extensive communication is required for the patient to be aware of what can and cannot be achieved with a hair transplant.
The doctor must understand what the expectations of the patient. Often the hair transplant is a compromise between the doctor and the patient after a long dialogue.
4. Will Hair Transplant Result look natural?
Ans. The art of a hair transplant is not just the technical skill of the doctor, but also the doctor’s natural talent to be able to properly design the frontal hair line for each patient according to their features.
A doctor with this ability can create a head of hair with a natural look. This is the difference between a regular hair transplant and a natural, undetectable, superb hair transplant.
5. How long does it take for the hair transplant procedure?
Ans. Usually a procedure of 2500 to 3500 follicular units can be done in one day. If you need a procedure with more follicular unit grafts it can be performed in two consecutive days.
6. Is Hair Transplant surgery painful?
Ans. There are only minor annoyances. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and the patient is conscious throughout the process.
There is little need for further medication for pain and requires little more than a half painkiller for the first night.
This is the advantage of the new Technique which uses FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplants to obtain the follicular units from the donor hair.
7. What is shock loss after hair transplant surgery?
Ans. This is a term used to describe the temporary loss of existing hair found in the surrounding area to where the hair has been implanted (i.e.: hairs that surround the recipient/bald area) This phenomenon is temporary and is the result of the stress experienced by the follicle when incisions are made nearby to implant new hair.
This is similar to when a person gets a cut in the arm. The hairs in the surrounding area of the cut will temporarily fall off. These hairs will immediately start producing a new hair and the hairs will regrow.
8. Can I undergo more than a hair transplant?
Ans. The potential number of implants that can be extracted from a person is around 8000 grafts or about 16,000 hairs. It is not possible nor ethically recommended transplanting all in one session.
Several sessions – usually of 2500 grafts to 3500 grafts – are performed to distribute the extraction in the recipient area in a strategic manner so as to achieve the best results for the patient in the mid and long term.
9. Will I need more than one hair transplant?
Ans. Factors such as age, the Hair Loss Scale, and the progression of hair loss help answer this question. In most cases the person receives more than one procedure, although it may take many years between each other.
The need for additional procedures will be determined by the quality of the hair transplant performed. When the procedure is of higher quality the longer it will last and the longer the time period necessary in between hair transplants.
10. Will I have a scar after hair transplant surgery?
Ans. On the issue of the scar, the scar depends on the extraction method used. With the strip method scars are left on the back of the head. This does not allow short haircuts as the scar is evident.
With the FUE Hair Transplant extraction method, the technique is much less invasive, leaving small scars imperceptible to the naked eye, even with a shaved head.
11. When will I grow new hair?
Ans. After the hairs are transplanted it takes a week for the skin to settle as well as the surrounding cardiovascular system. Hairs will begin to grow during the first month and then drop out without leaving visible signs of hair transplant.
It is normal for 100% of transplanted hairs to fall during the first month post procedure. The transplanted follicles go into rest for about 3 or 4 months until growth resumes. Then the hairs start growing normally. Hairs grow at a rate of 10% of the number of transplanted hairs per month from the third or fourth month post procedure.
At 12 months the hair growth reaches 90% growth, while the remaining 10% will do so in the next six months. It may take up to a year and a half to obtain a mature hair growth at which point you can appreciate the final results.
12. Is there a right age to begin the treatment? Am I too young for a hair transplant?
Ans. No. The FUE hair transplant method is applicable to any person of both sexes and all ages. It is said that for young person there are other methods that may work, but the reality is that beyond the age of the patient each case has different features, thus each diagnosis also varies. Remember also that hair transplants are not necessary in all cases.
Hair transplantation is not about age but about confidence, vision and less excitingly supply and demand. If the supply of grafts from your donor region is sufficient to meet the demand created by your current expectation and future hair loss then you are a candidate irrespective of age.
If hair loss is affecting your confidence, we will be there to support you and create a vision to strategize for your current hair loss and for any future loss to ensure we have sufficient donor supply for any future restoration needed.
13. What is the FUE method and what is the difference with other techniques?
Ans. The method FUE hair transplant extraction method is the removal of follicular units individually through the use of a special surgical tool from the donor area of the patient.
The strip or FUSS (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery) or FIT (Follicular Unit Transplant) extraction methods used by other clinics involves removing a strip of skin from the scalp. It uses a scalpel, pulling the scalp, and with subsequent suturing.
The result of this strip method is that it leaves a large horizontal scar in the middle of the back of the head.
14. How painful is the post-surgery?
Ans. With the FUE extraction method often patients do not experience pain. The area heals very quickly and the risk of infection is very low. The strip technique usually is painful and recovery takes at least one month. Infection risk is very high.
15. Is there more than one donor area?
Ans. Yes, the FUE extraction method is notable for having a larger donor area, the neck and sides of the head.
There is also the possibility of extracting body hair from the chest and legs. The strip extraction technique is more limited as it only uses the back of the head as donor area. It cannot access other areas.
16. Are the results permanent?
Ans. Since the hair follicles that are transplanted to the balding areas are genetically resistant to going bald, they will continue to grow for a life time – just as if they had been left in the bald resistant donor area.
17. Will my hair transplant results look completely natural?
Ans. Hair transplantation, when done right, can be so natural that even your hair stylist will not know that you’ve had it done. The skill and techniques of hair transplant surgeons does vary widely, as do their results.
It’s important to choose the right procedure and the right clinic to assure that you will get completely natural results. It is also important to do the transplant right the first time and avoid having to undergo a repair where the donor hair is already depleted.
18. Do I need to shave my head for the procedure?
Ans. We two types of procedure – a Regular session where the head is shaved completely, and an Executive Non-Shaved Session where only a small non visible area of the back of the head is shaved.
here are two components to a procedure; the extraction of grafts (via the FUE technique) and the implantation of grafts. The non-shave Executive Session is more time intensive due to the added intricacy of extraction and implantation. We can expect the same outcome from, however the Executive Non-Shaved procedures tend to be smaller in the number of grafts due to the limited area from where to extract grafts.
Many business men and celebrity clients in the spotlight opt for an Executive Non-Shaved Session as it is easier to conceal the procedure post operatively. A shaved session is less time and labor-intensive, can yield more grafts and is thus relatively cheaper as a result. Each method of hair transplantation has different advantages.
19. How effective is Minoxidil?
Ans. Minoxidil has been found to be an effective drug for promoting new hair growth and slow further hair loss in both men and women suffering from pattern hair loss. While the actual scientific reasons behind Minoxidil’s effectiveness require further study, many people have found it to be a safe and relatively easy method of addressing their hair loss.
Studies have shown that more than half of men who used the 5% Minoxidil solution saw improvement in the frontal scalp region over 48 weeks, while more than 40% saw improvements using the 2% Minoxidil solution.
The active ingredient is Minoxidil which is a sold in various strengths depending on the country. In the United States, the 2% and 5% Minoxidil solutions are available over the counter for both men and women.
Used topically, Minoxidil in its spray or mousse formats must be applied to the scalp twice-a-day for the rest of the individual’s life in order to continue seeing results. It should be noted that it is not effective on the hairline. Many hair transplant doctors prescribe the use of Minoxidil to their patients to minimize the shedding that is often seen after the procedure â€“ called “shock loss”.
Side effects of using Minoxidil include itchy scalp, which is the most common complaint of users. Other possible side effects are an initial increase of hair loss, swelling of the face and extremities, lightheadedness, cardiac lesions, rapid and irregular heartbeat, and other heart irregularities. Patients should read the label or consult their doctor for a full side effect profile before using Rogaine.
20. Can I get more follicles extracted after having received a strip procedure?
Ans. Yes, the FUE hair restoration method has the ability to get more follicles when it is no longer possible with the strip technique. This is provided the donor area still has hairs to extract.
Updated on February 4, 2020 at 10:20 am
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