What can be the contraindications for hair transplant?
The contraindications of hair transplant could be:
1.Very poor donor area
3.Unstable vitiligo or psoriasis
4.Active infection on the donor or recipient area.
What precautions should be taken prior the hair transplant procedure?
No specific precautions should be taken prior the DHI hair transplant procedure. However it is advised that patients will not take blood thinners at least 7 days prior to the procedure, in order to avoid prolonged bleeding during implantation.
How do you count the number of hairs before implantation?
The DHI assistant with the help of a microscope counts the number of hairs after separation of grafts. We also encourage the client to take pictures of grafts to ensure transparency.
How dense should the hairline be while distributing the number of hairs?
Approximately 5-8% hair in mega session can be put in the hairline. In a small or regular session where hairline is the major concern this number can be increased to up to 15%.
Does hairline design differ in females?
The female forehead contour is different so the hairline should be designed according to her facial structure. The angles of the hairline always follow the natural curve of the forehead. It is usually receding up on males and curving down on female foreheads. The angles are measured from the lateral-most tip of the eyebrows.
The new hairline that is created, has a straight or a wavy pattern?
The new hairline has a wavy or broken pattern to create a natural look to the face.
What are the important landmarks to be considered before designing the hairline?
The glabella, the arch of the eyebrows and the lateral tip of the eyebrows are used as reference points to create a new hairline.
How do you design the sideburns?
The sideburns are usually marked with respect to the facial contour of the patient. They are designed in continuation with the hairline and a few grafts containing single and double hair roots are distributed evenly.
How do you decide the angle of the hair before implantation?
We usually follow the angle of hair of the existing roots. If not present, we implant the new hair roots at an acute angle.