Male baldness is a common problem starting around the third decade of life.
Baldness occurs due to permanent loss of hair roots. No amount of oil , massage or medicines can put life back into the dead roots. Hair transplantation (HT) offers a scientific solution by implanting new hair roots.
It is well known that hair on the back (occipital) region of the head almost never fall off (due to a genetic tendency to remain permanent). HT is based on the concept that if hair roots taken from the back region are transplanted to the area of baldness, they will, after a short period of effluvium, continue to grow hair in the new site for as long as they would have in their original site. Follicular micro or mini grafts are used to provide the desired density of hair. Since the new transplanted hair is from one's own body, it will grow naturally with time & one can shampoo, trim or even shave it.
Male pattern baldness is the common type of hair loss and it effects most men at some stage or the other.
Typically, at first the hair begins to recede (thin) at the front. At the same time, the hair usually becomes thin on the top of the head. A bald patch gradually develops in the middle of the scalp. The receding front, and the bald patch on the top gradually enlarge and join together. A rim of hair is often left around the back and sides of the scalp. In some men, this rim of hair also thins and goes to leave a completely bald scalp.
Hair transplantation is an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia. Postoperative overnight bandage is used. Patient can go home the same day.