Hair Transplant


Hair loss is the most common medical problem faced by men, so much so that it affects about 50% of them. Hair loss is often thought of as a sign of old age, unattractiveness and hence low self esteem. Baldness in men is most often due to hormones and thus called ANDROGENIC ALOPECIA or MALE PATTERN ALOPECIA. Early on, the hair follicles become thinner and weaker (miniaturization). Gradually it proceeds to permanent hair loss (baldness).

Hair in the front & top of head are genetically more susceptible to hormones, and are thus shed (Alopecic/balding zone). Whereas hair on the sides & lower back of the scalp are genetically immune to hormone sensitivity and are thus destined to grow for lifetime (permanent zone). Follicular units are bundles of 1-4 hair which grow together as a physiological unit. To grow optimally, they need to be transplanted as an intact unit. Here in lies the fundamental concept of Hair Transplantation: Transfer hair from the permanent to the balding zone while maintaining the integrity of Follicular units.

Hair Harvesting: Hair transplantation is done under local anesthesia and mild sedation. There are two common techniques for hair transplantation:

1. FUE Follicular Unit Extraction
2. Strip Harvesting

FUE: This is the latest technique for Hair transplantation. In this method the hair are extracted as well as transplanted as individual follicular units. The patient is asked to lie in a face down position and required number of hair is extracted. No sutures are used. Recovery is very fast and the person can resume normal activity in a few days.

STRIP Harvesting: Here we take a strip of hair bearing skin about 1 cm wide from the permanent zone. This is then dissected into individual follicular units under magnification.

Implantation: The method used to introduce hair into the bald areas is the same in both the techniques. First the hairline is marked and then holes are made to accommodate the follicular units, which are then inserted as atraumatically as possible.

Post op regime: The patient goes back home the same day. Those with mega sessions may stay overnight. Many of the transplanted hair will be shed off in the first few weeks. New hair growth starts in 1.5-2 months and is complete in about 9 months. The transplanted hair doesn’t need any additional care, and can be cut, groomed as may be desired. FUE Hair transplantation is the only technique which gives a natural result in persons with baldness. Since the transplanted hairs belong to the same individual and no foreign body is inserted, there are no side effects or late sequels.

If you are worried about thin hair growth, massive hair fall, or the bald scalp that is making you look older, opting for Hair Transplantation is a smart move. It is however, imperative to choose a qualified cosmetic surgeon with good experience in Hair Transplants. You can also go over the reviews from different Hair Transplant patients who have undergone the procedure to learn about the results they got. This contemporary technique coupled with the expertise of a proficient cosmetic surgeon can provide you with an optimal solution for your hair restoration needs. Renai is certainly the option that any individual looking for hair transplant would go for. This is owing to the fact that the faculty & facilities at Renai match the best of the best in this field. The first step for you would be to contact us online or call us. Be assured that all communication between you & us will be highly confidential & your privacy is totally safeguarded with us. People looking up for Hair Loss treatment in Kochi, Kerala, Jalandhar, Patiala, Amritsar, Delhi etc, Renai offers them the best services at economical rates.


Why am I suffering from baldness?

Hair in the front & top of head are genetically more susceptible to hormones, and are thus shed (Alopecic/ balding zone). Whereas hair on the sides & lower back of the scalp are genetically immune to hormone sensitivity and are Thus destined to grow for lifetime (permanent zone). A rough rule of thumb is that the incidence of baldness in males corresponds to chronological age i.e. at 30 years age about 30% are bald, and at 60 years about 60%.

How does hair transplantation work?

We transfer bald resistant hair from the back of scalp (permanent zone) to the front and/or top of the scalp (Alopecic/balding zone) to restore better looks.

Will the result of hair transplant look natural and permanent?

With the most modern techniques that we use for hair transplant, the look is almost natural. Since the transplanted hairs are genetically resistant to hormones, they will continue to grow for a life time.

How many grafts do I need?

The number of grafts required depends on the degree of hair loss, now and in the future, the thickness and texture of hair and the density of hair adjacent to the bald area. You can email the photographers or visit in person at our clinic for a detailed estimation about the calculation of number of grafts.

How much time does it take for getting hair transplantation?

Up to 2500 grafts can be done in a single day and the patient is sent back home in the evening. If the requirement is more, then the same is accomplished on 2 consecutive days.

Is the Hair transplant procedure very painful?

Patients are given nerve blocks and local anesthesia. Most patients feel no pain or discomfort thereafter. Most patients watch TV, movies or just chat during the procedure.

How much is the healing period?

The bandage on the forehead is removed on the second day. There might be some swelling on the forehead for a couple of days. The scabs on the scalp fall off in about 10 days.

When will the hair grow?

Majority of the transplanted hair will fall off in the first month. New hair growth starts at about 2-3 months and there is full growth at 9 months.

Do we have to take any extra care for the transplanted hair?

No. They can be combed, washed, dyed, cut and shaved like normal hair.

Would there be any side effects?

None at all. It is basically taking your hair from one area and shifting to another without adding any foreign body.

What are the other areas hairs can be transplanted?

Hair can be technically transplanted anywhere on the body. Apart from the scalp, the most common areas are Eyebrows, moustache – beard, side burns and eye lashes.

Do females also suffer from baldness? And if so, what the best treatment?

Hair loss in women is a socially catastrophic event rather than the acceptable life style option that is in males. First line of treatment is medical. Resistant cases benefit significantly with Hair transplant.

Why choose Renai for the hair transplant?

Renai is one of the premiere institutes to use new technique for hair transplantation of individual hair follicles. This new approach takes hair transplantation to new levels of precision and artistry, since the pattern and direction of each hair can be controlled.