The importance of Hairline Designing in Hair Transplant

An accurate and natural looking hairline is an important part of Hair Transplant Surgery that decides its effectiveness. Basically, a surgeon needs to take into consideration a few things when he is designing a hairline. Let`s have a look into it.

Age

The most important factor when designing a hairline is the age.  Most of the patients who visit the Hair Transplant clinics are in the 20 to 40 age bracket. Designing a hairline for a person of 40 with a hairline that suits a person of 20 might not be a great idea. It will give an artificial look.

Sex

Normally, the people who visit Hair Transplant clinics are males. Unlike in the past, ladies have also started coming to clinics for Hair transplant. A hairline of ` M `shape is normally given to males.  Designing Fronto-Temporal angle is an important part of it. This is little bit tough. But, an expert doctor can do this.

Hair features

Density of hair may be varied in people. It may be thick or thin.  When a doctor is doing Hair Transplant, he has to look into hair features because the number of grafts needed are dependent on it. There will be single, double or triple grafts. Generally, thin, single grafts are used for Hairline. Multiple grafts are implanted in area just after that.  It gives density on the frontal area. A micro irregularity also is given on the hairline to get a natural look.

Grade of baldness

Important factor here is that we have to know the degree of baldness. Then only, the no of grafts to cover the baldness have to be decided. For Ex, If it is a Grade 3 baldness to be transplanted, we have to cover the front area that is area 2 with full density. About 3000 grafts would be needed for this. But, it depends on the quality of donor area. Whereas, if it is a grade 7 case, we have to raise the hairline little bit higher to give a good coverage.

Facial features

Everybody knows that faces of people are different in shape and features. They are seen in round, oval or `V`shape. Hair line and features of face have to be synchronized. Symmetry of face is another factor. Exact symmetry on the left and right side is not needed. Then, the hairs will grow in one line. Hairline depends on Skull bones also.

In a nutshell, when we design a hairline, it has to be customized depending on the faces. The scientific and aesthetic aspects of hairline designing have to be combined to get a good Hair Transplant result.

Crown Hair Transplant

Crown area or vertex area is seen at the extreme back of the scalp. When we consider the level of baldness, the crown area is affected by Grade 5- Grade 7 baldness. The Crown area baldness is normally seen on round or oval shape. For some people having Grade 3 or Grade 4 baldness, the hairs on crown area are seen thin without adequate thickness.

Taking note of their age and considering the level of hair fall, Medical treatment or PRP Treatment are normally suggested for them.

There are a few things to take care of before doing Crown Hair Transplant.

The age of the patient is an important part of it.  Then, it is the area of the baldness. Any medical treatment the patient underwent in the past also has to be verified. Another important part is the availability of Graft on the Donor area.

Crown Transplant is normally said to be the complex part of Hair Transplant. For some who have done crown HT, the density at Crown area is seen less compared to areas 2, 3 and 4. The reason is that the hair on Crown area staring from its centre point is seen like a whirlpool. So the density is comparatively less.  When we take a Grade 5 case of good Donor area, the max graft that can be taken is approximately 4000 only. Since the frontal area or area 2 is given more aesthetic importance, the transplant is done by lowering the density at the Crown area thereby improving the density of existing hair. At the same time when it comes to a Grade 6 case, there is a requirement for density at the Crown area. In that case, the Hair Transplant is done at other area first. The Crown Hair Transplant is done in the second sitting.

Though the hairs on the Crown area are in different patterns, doing a Crown Transplant could be possible for any HT Surgeon. However, doing a HT with good density on other parts of the scalp and a natural whirlpool kind of pattern on the crown area is an art in itself. Only an experienced surgeon can do this. Arranging the grafts taken in the right proportion and depth without damaging other grafts is to be done with great care. Normally, when doing the hairline reconstruction, multiple grafts are not used on hairline. In the same way, placing multiple grafts on the centre point of Crown is also important       (Doing HT with grafts of triple or more hairs). So, grafts of single or double hairs are used for implanting. Another important thing is the direction of hairs on the Crown area. The hairs have to be transplanted maintaining a whirlpool kind of pattern on 20 to 40 degree angle.

When we talk about the result of Crown HT, it takes more time to grow hairs on the Crown area compared to any other area on the scalp. That means when it takes 8 months to 1 year at other areas, it is 1 year to 1.5 years for the Crown area. All these depend purely on the availability and quality of grafts on the Donor area. One sitting can never cover Crown HT. Sometimes, more than one sitting would be required. In extreme cases, Hair Transplant can be completed in three sittings covering the Crown area too.

Surgical Safety of our Hair Transplant Procedures

Hair Transplant is a surgical procedure prescribed for people who are facing partial or full baldness. Since it is a surgical process, it is scientifically underlined to ensure the best results. With over 4000+ successful hair transplants, Hairocraft has been the most sought after hair transplant and hair restoration expert since 2006. 

Our treatments follow International standards and we have a very intuitive process. Efficient and effective hair transplantation isn’t about more number of grafts, but it is about determining the quality of grafts that will give the naturally best outcome for the customer.

At Hair O craft, we ensure safe surgical procedures that match the most up-to-date scientific standards. Our procedures are designed to incorporate both meticulous pre-testing for clients’ physical health and safety and post-care that can eliminate any infections. Our 2+ decades of experience have instilled in us a safe practice that ensures that every client has a set of individual needs and healing capacities and tailor the surgery in accordance to that.  Detailed consultation helps us understand the lifestyle and habits of each client – this helps in magnifying the treatment to gain the best possible result. 

Our ISO certified clinics employ experienced and qualified specialists who are passionate and professional. They are trained to meet your medical needs with care and respect for your medical needs. Our brand is built with an intention to satisfy our customers and provide them with the highest quality and commitment and we have strived to achieve that with our processes and resources. From onboarding to aftercare – our team is with you.

Hair Transplant for Grade 6 & 7

The picture given above shows grade 6 & 7 baldness cases. Normally, we might think if Hair Transplant for these cases is possible. Here, the possibility of doing Hair Transplant is purely dependent on the no of grafts available that can be extracted from their donor area.

Donor area

Generally, there are some principles when considering Hair Transplant for Grade 6 & 7. We can have a look at it.

Mainly, it is about how the grafts are distributed. Then, it is about how we can create a natural look in the frontal area. An experienced Surgeon will have a calculation of what to do when he sees these cases. Hair Transplant basically is a procedure in which hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and are implanted on the bald area.  So, when we take a grade 7 case, the area that is getting bald will be about 75 % of the scalp. The donor area holds the rest 25 %. It is called Androgen Resistant Hair.

75%                                                                             25 %

So, it needs necessary to cover this 75 % area with the grafts taken from the 25 % donor area. Still, we cannot fully use 25 % hair to implant in the frontal area.  Even though the hairs are seen overlapped on the donor area, we cannot take more hairs from there since it is visible. Because of this, it won`t be possible to cover the area with the 25 % hair exclusively from the scalp using the FUE method.  So, what we are doing is giving the good density in the frontal area and giving the maximum coverage to the back.

Even, we can use beard hair for giving the coverage. When we do this, care should be taken to mix beard hair and scalp hair. It will be visible if the beard hair is implanted independently. So, we have to implant the hair after mixing the beard hair and scalp hair. Normally, we don`t implant more beard hair onto the front. Because, it will give an unnatural look. The beard hair texture and scalp hair texture will be seen differently. So, we mix these before implanting it. So, when we do hair transplant for grade 6 & 7, it is ideal to give density in the frontal area and giving the maximum coverage to the back.

We can give good result by doing this. In addition, we can plan a second sitting after 4 or 6 months either to improve the density in the frontal area or giving a good coverage to the back. But, everything will depend on the quality of the grafts.

Is your hair falling? What should you do before choosing hair transplantation?

Experiencing the loss of your precious hairs??? You may be the one among thousands who feel their self-confidence is eroding with hair loss. Fret Not!!! We feel you and that is why we are up for hair talk from our trusted experts in the hair care industry.

Over the past few decades, hair fall has been an unsettling concern of everyone irrespective of gender. Loss of a few strands while combing is quite normal. But it can upset you when you do not see new hair growing in place of the old fallen ones and suddenly you start noticing hair everywhere at your home.

Excessive hair loss not just affects your appearance but also your self-esteem and confidence. The fear of going bald seems to strike you pretty hard as you start to experience the shedding of your attractive tresses.

Relax! Doing proper diagnosis from hairocraft, your hair loss problem can be dealt with to a certain extent. According to the hair care experts at hairocraft, hair fall can be due to various causes and there are treatments available as well as preventive measures of the same which we should be well versed with.

Surprising reasons behind your hair fall

Very prominent causes of hair fall are as mentioned below;

  • You’re on Certain Medications

Are you on medication for acne, arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, heart problem etc.? Since when did hair loss become a problem for you? Ever since you started taking that drug, right? You may not have thought yet that hair loss is number one on the list of side effects of this drug. Radiation therapy is used to treat cancer and it leads to severe hair fall. Consult your medical expert and get suggestions.

  • You’re nutrition deficient

Be aware that nutrients such as iron, zinc, vitamin D, and copper play a major role in keeping your hair healthy. Lack of such nutrients in your diet can cause hair loss. Track your nutrition intake to know if you are getting enough.

  • Your condition can be Heredity

Hair loss due to genetics is a natural condition. It is most commonly observed in men and is called androgenetic alopecia. It’s also called male pattern baldness.

  • If you’re a woman!

Women after 30 years mostly experience hormonal imbalance and lifestyle disorders like PCOS/PCOD and Thyroid. It is quite common during pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause or even during a change of contraceptives. These changes affect the growth cycle of hair.

  • It’s time to care for your scalp

Bacterial and fungal infections cause balding or hair thinning. Treating them does help you restore your hair growth.

  • Track your Lifestyle habits

Lifestyle habits like smoking, having an unstable sleep cycle, working outdoors in the sun, exposure to pollution, too, causes hair fall.

  • Work and personal stress? Press pauses to that!!!

As that is more than enough to make you lose your valuable and beautiful strands.

There are various traditional methods to stop hair fall naturally. We are well-read and aware of those, but sometimes those just don’t work for us. That’s when we start thinking of or opting for hair transplantation.

Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation is a scientifically proven technique that guarantees restoration for hair loss. During this cosmetic surgery, hair follicles from the donor site are withdrawn and transplanted to the balding part known as the recipient site under local anaesthesia. It is a minimally invasive clinical procedure, is durable and reliable when done at the hairocraft clinic.

Dos and Don’ts

Like each medical procedure, there are some precautions to be taken and certain things to be kept in mind.

  • If you are using any medicines or drugs, stop taking them a week before the procedure as they may increase bleeding.
  • Stop smoking!!! (at least a week before)
  • Steer clear of alcohol at least for 72 hours before.
  • Inform your doctor of any medications you have been taking or conditions that might affect the surgery such as allergies, blood clotting disorders, sleep disorders, asthma, high blood pressure, etc.

Stop Dandruff before it is too late

What is Dandruff?

Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry scalp skin fall off in flakes. It can also cause scaly, itchy scalp. It usually starts during puberty and peaks in your 20`s. It is less common in people over 50 years. Dandruff is related to another skin condition called Seborrheic dermatitis the severity of which is varying compared to normal skin condition.

In Seborrheic dermatitis, other than the scalp, the skin condition affects the face, behind the ears, and the upper chest. Visible skin inflammation, redness & itching are very common in Seborrheic dermatitis.

What causes Dandruff?

There is a common belief that Dandruff is a sign of poor hygiene. But it is not! Nobody knows exact cause of Dandruff. But, there are certain factors that make you prone to dandruff including the presence of fungus called Malassezia and the oiliness of your skin.

The skin fungus Malassezia lives on the skin of people. However, people with dandruff are more sensitive to it. Malassezia causes the scalp skin to break and triggers an inflammatory response on it. It ultimately leads to scalp skin to flake.

The dandruff as mentioned earlier is related to Seborrhea dermatitis. You have sebaceous glands on your skin on most part of your body that produces sebum. You can see sebum mostly on face, scalp and chest. The sebum produced is also related to hormonal changes. Sebum production increases in puberty and into your 20`s and then, decreases after 30-60. The Dandruff also is affected by these pattern where it is mostly seen in puberty and into your 20`s and becomes less active after 60.

Several other factors like weak immune system, emotional stress and genetics also play a role in developing dandruff.

Can dandruff cause hair loss?

Normally Dandruff as well as anti-dandruff shampoos and medicated shampoos do not cause hair loss. These treatments use anti fungal agents like pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide, or ketoconazole to treat infection from Malassezia. They are not known to cause hair loss. Severe dandruff can cause intense itching and scratching that can result in damage to the hair follicles and subsequent hair loss. But, that is very uncommon. Hair loss due to mild scratching can be reversed. But, damage to hair follicles due to severe scratching cannot be reversed due to possible scarring. Seeking treatment for dandruff as soon as you notice it can alleviate the itching faster and ensure that you do not scratch enough. This will lower the chance of irreversible damage to the hair follicles and subsequent hair loss. Still, temporary hair loss can happen. There is every possibility that hair will grow back once the scalp condition is treated. The key is minimizing the damage to the hair follicles and the inflammation that will have lasting effects on the density of hair re growth.

Treatment for Dandruff

Barring any underlying health condition, treating dandruff is rather easy. Using anti-dandruff shampoo is the most common treatment for it. There are many over-the-counter shampoos having the anti fungal agents like pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide, or ketoconazole for the better treatment for Dandruff. You have to use shampoo consistently to see better results. Your dermatologist can prescribe medicated shampoos as well.

Conclusion

Dandruff is an inflammatory skin condition which is not infectious or contagious. Apart from flaking and itching, it is typically a harmless skin condition. It doesn`t develop into any serious medical condition and is fairly easy to treat.

Mustache Transplant for cleft lip

Mustache hair plays an important role when it comes to Men`s face. Having a thick mustache is every man`s dream which is considered to be a symbol of masculinity & an attractive factor. Less dense and patchy mustache hairline affects his self esteem. Genetic disorder, surgical scars, injuries, burns etc are some of the reasons for this. But, disorder like cleft lip can also cause patchy or irregular mustache. Men with clefts have limited or even missing mustache growth in scar areas. So, it is little bit challenging to transplant mustache in patients with cleft lips than in patients without this problem. However, we can give a functional & aesthetic appearance for them with Mustache transplant for better quality of life & complete social acceptance.

The main part that can play a significant role in patients with cleft lips is the Mustache Transplant. The irregular or patchy mustache in scar areas has to be made even, thick & in order. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the preferred procedure for this. This method is minimally invasive and safe which takes between three and nine hours depending on the area treated & amount of hair required. In this method, the grafts are extracted from donor area and implanted on the target area.

Moustache transplant process

The process involves the evaluation of the extent of hair loss at mustache area. Then, the surgeon makes tiny incision in the bald area. Then, the extraction of hair follicles is done from the back of the head. The transplanted hair will shed leaving the roots inside which initiates the hair growth naturally after a month

Benefits of Moustache Transplant after Cleft lips repair

  • Increases the self-esteem
  • Better aesthetic appearance
  • Helps to achieve natural, thick facial hair
  • Enhances natural line of the mustache hair growth

Post-Operative care of Mustache transplant

  • Avoid frequent wash at the transplanted area.
  • Keep your face dry with moisture
  • Avoid shaving & trimming for a few months
  • Avoid direct sun exposure

Mustache transplant for cleft lip – a case study at Hair O Craft, Kozhikkode

Conclusion

Cleft lip and irregular, patchy mustache are something that worries some. It dents their confidence level. However, it can be solved by mustache transplant that can give a fresh look on their face.

PRP Treatment after Hair Transplant

Men & women who are thinking of doing Hair Transplant need to understand what is PRP Treatment, what is its purpose, does it really contribute to better healing and hair growth after transplant surgery etc.

What is PRP and why is it recommended after Hair Transplant?

PRP can be defined as a concentrated blood plasma containing substances like leukocytes, platelets, cytokines and growth factors. It is considered to be an innovative treatment for some types of hair loss. It strengthens the hair and prevents hair loss. Therefore, PRP treatment is recommended after a Hair Transplant.

PRP treatment uses the rich plasma extracted from the person’s own blood by enriching it. For this, blood is first taken from the person using special PRP tubes and this blood is centrifuged. This divides the blood into a red, white & yellow part. The bottom red part is RBC. The middle white part is called Platelets Rich Plasma (PRP) which contains platelets and growth factors. And the top yellow part is Platelets Poor Plasma (PPP).

There are two types of Centrifugation. One is normal or single Centrifugation and the other is double Centrifugation. In single Centrifugation, Rich Plasma & Platelets are extracted in mixed form. Whereas in double Centrifugation, Platelets Poor Plasma (PPP) and Platelets Rich Plasma (PRP) are extracted separately.

The tissue grows faster and the hair follicles are nourished with the substances contained in the rich plasma. This is how the hair follicles are supported after the hair transplant. PRP treatment increases the success rate of Hair Transplant.

Advantages of doing PRP after Hair Transplant

  1. It improves tissue repair and the healing process after Hair Transplant. One activity that promotes tissue repair and healing after surgery is the release of platelet-derived growth factors. Single growth factors such as PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor) have been used by surgeons to promote wound healing in surgical patients in hospitals.
  2. It also strengthens inactive hair follicles and stimulates new hair growth. , PRP increases hair growth after Hair Transplant. But platelet-derived growth factors can also trigger inactive hair follicles and produce new hair.

How many PRP sessions are needed?

PRP Treatment is very effective for hair growth after doing the Hair Transplant. The no of PRP sessions needed will largely depend on the individual’s personal traits and a few factors such as overall physical & mental health, the extent of hair loss, etc. normally, 4-6 sessions are needed. It depends up on the quantity of blood taken for extracting the rich plasma. If it is 30-40 ml blood, 4 sessions are enough for doing the PRP treatment. 6 sessions are needed if the blood taken is 10-15 ml.

PRP is an innovative and advanced treatment that can increase the success of Hair Transplant. With this, not only the newly transplanted grafts but also the condition of your existing hair will also be positively affected. Your weak hair will become fuller and stronger too.

Conclusion

PRP Treatment is an important procedure when you go for Hair Transplant. It strengthens and increases the hair growth. For PRP treatment to be successful, it should be performed in a high quality clinic.

Designing Hairline for Hair Transplant

The hairline is the most important part of your hairstyle. It can make or break one’s look. A sharp, well-defined hairline creates an impression of youthfulness and structure. And that’s why hairline design is the most important step in hair transplant. The remaining steps depend on it. The position, symmetry, density and shape of the hairline should be perfect to preserve the natural look of the patient.

There are many factors to consider when designing a hairline. Although patient choice is one of the most important factors in determining a suitable hairline design, some patients who do not understand principles of natural hairline designs request too low hairlines. A too high or too low hairline will make the head look off. Age, Gender, Race, Type and Degree of hair loss, Size and Shape of the face, and Donor area density are a few factors that influence the appearance of hairline design.

  • Age of patient – hairline should be designed according to the age as it looks more natural. For example, if a 50-year-old patient with an advanced level of hair loss wants to gain the hairline like when he was 25, it will look unnatural.
  • Gender – A male hairline is different from a female
  • Type and Degree of hair loss – In order to create a seamless hairline, it’s important that surgeons consider the cause and design accordingly.
  • Size and Shape of the face – Appearance of hairline varies according to patient’s face size and shape. A surgeon will design hairline on the basis of the patient’s face.

The hairline should not be a straight line. The natural version of this part has peaks and valleys. So the new design for a hairline will also feature waves instead of being completely flat.

For a natural looking hairline, the surgeon mostly avoids placing straight lines on your scalp. They will usually create an appearance that is more naturally styled and it reflects in their work. The smaller hairs are placed in front and the larger ones behind. This creates a natural-looking feathered look with no unnatural looking gaps between individual strands of hair. All the transplanted hair in the hairline will be blended together seamlessly by virtue of their placement on opposite sides.

There are many ways to determine the height of your hairline. One way is that it should fall approximately 3 inches above middle of your eyebrows. The central hairline can be placed even 2 fingers above the highest forehead wrinkle or 4 fingers above your eyebrows. Doctors often pay special attention to the symmetry, density and shape of hairline i for an elegant appearance.

Every person has a scalp with unique requirements. Some might be experiencing receding hairline and others may have lost their entire hair in certain spots or around the middle. An experienced doctor will design custom treatments and hairline for everyone’s specific needs.

We at Hair O Craft know the importance of a good hairline and how it defines your face. Our trained professionals provide you with a detailed analysis of the way your hair is thinning and what needs to be done about it. We help you understand the course of treatment and decide what method is best for your condition.

Hair transplant for Senior Citizen

Balding is a natural part of ageing that affects many men. Some may choose to accept the natural ageing process and allow themselves to go bald while others would like a more youthful look. If you are a senior citizen and wants to maintain a full head of hair, Hair Transplant is the ideal option for you.

Why do people seek Hair Transplant in older age?

There could be many reasons why someone prefers to go for a hair transplant. It could be an escape from the signs of ageing or due to rapid patterns of balding.

One of our esteemed clients Mr. Chandrashekaran, 68 years old says that his hair loss has left him feeling self conscious and was ashamed of himself which prompted him to go for Hair Transplant. This former senior procurement manager from Dubai used to avoid social gathering because he was so embarrassed about being bald.

“I had my hair transplant done at Hair O Craft because patches were inconvenient to use and I didn’t like how artificial it looked on my head. Now, I don’t have any worries about my head looking uneven anymore,” adds Mr Chandrashekaran.

You have to be realistic about Hair Transplant. Hair transplants will always be successful to a degree, but the best way is by focusing on restoring your front hairline and replacing scalp hair if necessary.

To get the best results, you should schedule your hair transplant during an optimal time. It is common for men to start losing their hair at around 40`s or 50`s and this may proceed into progressive alopecia. In these cases, it may be necessary to consult with a doctor for expert advice.

Factors to be considered

The number and quality of hairs on a patient’s donor area is an important factor in determining what hair restoration goals can be achieved. A physician may recommend not to go for a hair transplant if there is not enough hair at donor area.

Patients’ health condition is another factor to consider when choosing a hair transplant. An elderly person may have some chronic medical conditions. These can include diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease or high blood pressure among others. Such conditions seldom pose a risk. However, the patient has to mention these things to doctor if he is having any.

“I was a bit nervous about the surgery since I am diabetic. But my transplant surgeon here at Hair O Craft coordinated with my Dialectician and took all necessary precautions during the entire procedure to make sure there were no risks,” elucidates Mr Chandrashekaran.

The risks associated with medical conditions can be minimized by taking appropriate precautions. For example, a patient who has heart disease and wishes to undergo hair transplant may have two or more sessions instead of one long session because this will reduce the potential stress on their body during surgery.

Warfarin and aspirin are medications that may need to be taken precautions with, as they can thin the blood too much.

Conclusion

As per Mr Chandrashekaran, hair transplant was an amazing change for him.

“The stares are now of admiration and wonder, rather than mocking that they once did at my appearance before hair transplant. You can have your hair transplant at any age. This will help you regain some confidence and make life worth living all over again,” He adds.

Hair loss is a common problem for many men and women of all ages. However, age should not be an impediment to hair transplantation as long as the desired result will fit your lifestyle and you are in good health. The severity of your hair loss, the quality and quantity of donor hairs needed for a successful procedure as well as future hair loss are all important factors that should be discussed before deciding on a hair transplant. Consult with one of our experts today if you need more information about how we can help make your dreams come true! Click below to schedule a consultation.