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Can Hair Transplant be done in a Diabetic patient

Hair transplant either by FUT or by FUE can be done very well in a diabetic patient and it is safe also if his blood sugar level is controlled. Result of Hair transplant are as good as non-diabetic patient. Diabetes is not a contra indication for Hair restoration. Any diabetic patient with his controlled blood sugar is as normal as common man; he can undergo any major surgery like heart surgery and minor surgery like hair transplant.

If blood sugar level is normal than hair transplant is going to be successful. Only precaution he needs is to take care of his blood sugar level.

During the procedure:

Hair transplant procedure takes from 6 to 8 hours and sometimes it is exhausting to patients because of the anxiety and anaesthesia. In short hair transplant procedure leads to the increase in the levels of cortisol and glucagon and the growth hormone so on so forth, all these hormones lead to the increase of sugar levels. Anxiety could also lead to increasing blood sugar levels. That is why diabetic patients normally need higher standards of treatment.

So in order to perform hair transplant procedures to diabetic patients the following requirements are a must:

Regular and practical monitoring to the blood sugar level, which means waiting for a blood sample to be taken to the laboratory and brought back the next day, is not needed.

The doctor performing the hair transplant procedure should follow up with his patient in the healing phase and continuous follow up until full recovery.

He should follow some general instructions which are applied to all diabetic patient—

  1. Eat healthy.
  2. Exercise. Having an active lifestyle helps you control your diabetes by bringing down your blood sugar. Your goal should be 30 minutes of activity that makes you sweat and breathe little harder most days of the week.
  3. Get check-ups. If you’re not getting regular checkups, now’s the time to start. See your doctor at least twice a year.
  4. Manage stress. When you’re stressed, your blood sugar levels go up. And when you’re anxious, you may not manage your diabetes well. You may forget to exercise, eat right, or take your prescribed drugs. Find ways to relieve stress — through deep breathing, yoga, or hobbies that relax you.
  5. Stop smoking..
  6. Watch your alcohol. Avoiding excess alcohol may make it easier to control your blood sugar. Drinking alcohol can make your blood sugar go too high or too low.

Result of hair transplant in a diabetic patient-

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What is PRP, It is done for Hair or Skin, Is there any side effect of this therapy ?

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) -Platelet Rich Plasma is concentrated blood plasma which contains approximately three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. PRP therapy is a revolutionary method to overcome the problem of hair loss and wrinkles on the face. It has no Side effects.

 

PRP therapy is adopted for glowing skin and long thick hair of both women and men. Due to change in lifestyle and nutritional deficiencies in the body it is very essential to take care of your hair and skin. With increasing age, the lack of collagen in the skin increases the problem of wrinkles and defective life style or other factor like stress increases hair fall problems. If you are bothered by this problem, follow these PRP therapy.

What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma  contains various growth factors like platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), Transforming growth factor(TGF) and other bioactive proteins that aid in hair loss and wound healing. This therapy is effective for our hair problems as well as for skin rejuvenation.

Method of PRP therapy  at Rejuvenate Hair Transplant Center.

  • First of all withdrawal of 23cc of blood in syringe having ACD solution (Anti Coagulant).
  • Then put blood in sterile test tube.
  • Put the test tube in refrigerated centrifuge machine for 13 minutes at 3000 RPM.
  • Plasma is separated and put again for second spin for 8 minutes at 5000 RPM.
  • White platelet concentration at bottom which is aspirated.

PRP is activated with DNA activators (Thrombin) and enriched with Calcium ions (e.g. Calcium Chloride).

Then this activated PRP is injected into the scalp with fine needle. PRP is done at the interval of 2 months and atleast 4 to 6  Sittings are needed. If PRP is done for face (for wrinkles) It is also known as vampire facial.

Benefits for hair loss: In the medical treatment of male and female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). PRP can be injected into the balding scalp to potentially stimulating thin (miniaturized) hair to grow into thicker (terminal) hairs and it improves quality of hairs. Patients with thinning, but not totally bald area, would be the best candidates.

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Here are 8 ways to get awesome Hair & Health in 2017

The New Year is a good time to make positive changes. Let go of what is not working. And do things that will upgrade your life to the next level.

I’m going to offer some ideas to make your hair and health better this New Year. You don’t have to do all of these, but pick a couple and most importantly- put them into action!

Here are 8 ways to get awesome Hair & Health in 2017

  1. Love Your Hair

There is no such thing as ‘perfect hair’.

Whether your hair is too fine, too thin, thick, curly, frizzy, or damaged – let go of the struggle and simply love it the way it is.

What we think and feel about our bodies have an influence on our cells, body and overall health. So when someone has a negative relationship with their body or hair, and their thoughts are those of dislike and hatred toward their appearance, it does create a negative reality. As a result, their hair appears dull and sad. And it can take a serious toll on the body and spirit.

To get positive results you need to change your thinking. So instead of saying ‘I hate my hair’, opt for a more positive thought like “As I take care of my hair, it gets healthier.”

Within a few months of practice, your looks will change for good and you will radiate beauty that will not go unnoticed.

Many people ask me what is the ‘one thing’ they can do to make their hair beautiful. If you’ve been around this blog for any length of time, you will know my love for head massage.

Do it at least once a week (you can use homemade amla oil or here and here are good oil blends).

2. Buy Natural Products

Harsh synthetic products not just harm our skin and hair; they go down the drain and end up in stream, groundwater, rivers, ocean and eventually, in our tap.

While your one bottle of shampoo might not be the cause of major concern. When you consider the fact that millions of people use such products, then we start to see a problem.

Natural products do tend to cost more, but you can be proud of choosing the safer alternative which is good for you as well as the environment.

3. Eat Well

The food you eat becomes you after a few hours. It builds your skin, hair, organs, blood, muscles, and bones.  It can also affect your mood, your sleep and your concentration.

So pick up some healthy eating habits this year. Don’t try to change overnight. That will be overwhelming for you and you will give up the next day. Instead start by giving up just one thing – whether it’s crisps, donuts, biscuits, alcohol, or caffeine, start with your weak spot. Once you’ve mastered that, you’ll feel motivated to give up something else.

Consider doing a kitchen detox every few months. Bin the processed foods – sugary cereals, table salt (opt for sea salt), canned meat, cakes, instant noodles, and fruit yogurt. Fill your kitchen with real foods, such as lentils, pulses, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, whole grains, live yogurt, cheese, hummus, cold pressed oils, ghee, and good quality fish and meat.

And to make your life easy, invest in good quality kitchen equipments – knives, blender, pressure cooker, grater and spiraliser.

You don’t have to be perfect all the time. Follow the 80/20 rule – so try and eat healthy 80 percent of the time and allow yourself to indulge the other 20 percent of the time.

4. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

Many people think exercise or physical activity is only about losing weight and/or building muscles, but it’s so much more than that.

Exercise is about a million small perks, like better sleep, better posture, more energy, glowing skin and hair, and an overall healthy body.

People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.

Besides, research shows that exercise can boost self-confidence, as well as reduce your feelings of depression and anxiety.

Sadly, exercise doesn’t come in a form of pill and no one to do it for you. So, just get up and get moving.

As a general goal, aim for 30 minutes of physical activity 3 to 4 days a week. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring. It’s, in fact, a great way to unwind, enjoy the outdoors, and have fun.

Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting. So, take a dance class, learn a sport, or walk your children to and from school.

5. Eat Yogurt

Eating probiotics is the new trend these days but it contains the wisdom of generations.

Probiotics are living microorganisms (both bacteria and yeast) that reside mainly in our intestine. Without them, you would have tough time digesting the food as well as absorbing the nutrients.

But digestion is only part of what these minuscule creatures accomplish. They also help power more that 50 percent of the body’s immune system. If you don’t have enough probiotics, the side effect include: digestive problems, skin issues (eczema, psoriasis), candida, food intolerances and allergies, and frequent colds and flus.

How to refill your gut bacteria? By eating fermented foods such as yogurt and pickles.

People all over the world understood the importance of good bacteria for good health and practised preparing fermented dishes.

My mother always made yogurt at home, and I do it too. It tastes a lot better than the store-bought one, plus you can use the best milk — organic, raw. (Here’s how to make homemade yogurt.)

When buying store bought yogurt, look for ‘live culture’ label on the tub.

Other probiotics rich foods include – pickles, sauerkraut, khimchi, idli, dosa, kefir, lassi, and buttermilk.

Did you know that our body contains about 100 trillion bacteria – Scoop them up and they would weigh 1 to 2 kilos.

6. Practice Meditation

It’s a piece of advice yogis or sages have given for thousands of years: focus on your breath and relax. You will watch the stress melt away from your mind and body and all your worries will seem trivial.

This is what happens to your brain & body when you meditate regularly:

  • You will be more balanced and won’t panic in difficult situation.
  • Research indicates that people who meditate on a regular basis have higher cognition and heightened focus during daily life.
  • When you are more relaxed your immunity becomes stronger
  • Also, your body’s ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients will be greatly enhanced
  • And you will see an overall improvement in your health and well-being

How to meditate?

You don’t have to join a class to learn to meditate. I will help you get started.

Find a quite place. Early morning is the best, but if you can’t do it that time then anytime during the day is okay.

Sit comfortably, preferably crossed leg on the floor, and without a backrest. (You can also meditate sitting on a chair, come a little forward and don’t lean on the backrest.)

Now focus on your breath, watch it going in and out. If you are distracted that’s okay, bring your attention back to your breath.

If you just can’t slow down the mental chatter, here is another method to meditate.

Recite a mantra. You can pick any name you like. Most of the time people pick names of the gods or words from the ancient scriptures, which are supposed to have high spiritual power or high energy. (Common examples are: aum, so-hum, hare rama, ya ali)

How long to meditate? Start with 5 minutes and you can gradually increase the time. I suggest that you set a timer so you know when to stop. Initially, when you sit with your eyes closed, 5 minutes can feel like a very long time. But it gets easier, more fun and more rewarding as you go!

7. Edit Your Stuff

Having too much stuff is a formula for added stress. It takes our precious time and energy to manage the belongings.

Most of the time we don’t keep things because we use them, but we’re worried that, no matter how unlikely, we might want to use them someday. Also, things that may hold sentimental value are difficult to let go of.

Here’s what you can do…

When you buy something new (or get a gift), get rid of other similar things. For example, if you buy a shirt, donate one.

If your stuff is too expensive to give away, sell it and make some money.

In this way, you’ll (i) slowly have fewer possessions, and (ii) think more before buying each thing.

Eventually, you’ll find that you have more space in your house and less stuff to worry about.

8. Be Happy Now

We always postpone our happiness to tomorrow.

We look at happiness as something that will come after we achieve certain thing: If I get gorgeous hair that turns heads I will be really happyOr if I get: a nice home, a perfect partner, the dream job… I will be truly happy.

But when we get these goals, instead of being happy and celebrating our achievements, we are often looking forward to being happy when we meet our next goal.

Happiness is not something that will happen to us if things go well. Happiness is here, now, with things the way they are, with your hair thick or thin.

Reminds me of this beautiful quote by Swami Satchidananda

When you go after something hoping that it will make you happy by getting it, you have already traded away your peace. 

Do you want to be happy now? Practice gratitude.

Be grateful for what’s in your lives. It helps us to appreciate all the beautiful things we already have, and what we have received, and the people who love us or who have helped us.

Spending time in nature is another great way to connect with peace and happiness. Go take a walk each day in a park or woods. Or find a water body – pond, lake, river, sea – and spend some time taking a look at it.

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Is it possible to do Hair Transplant in grey hair Donor?

Hair Transplant for grey donor hair is a Challenging job. yes it is possible &results are equivalent to black hair donor . Both FUE &FUT can be done but FUE is a better choice. FUT can be done if stereo microscopes are used for follicle dissection.

Is it possible to do Hair Transplant in grey hair Donor?

Is it possible to do Hair Transplant in grey hair Donor?

At Rejuvenate hair transplant center, India we are well equipped for both FUE &FUT. & routinely doing cases of grey donor hair.

Before going for extraction of follicle we colour the grey hair so that they becomes clearly visible thought FUE is preferred for 100% grey hair. But if donor Area is limited we do FUT also. Here are some images of grey hair grafts & immediately after implantation.

We keep grafts in plasma to provide them same biological atmosphere as in the body & also do PRP during the hair transplant procedure.

So, yes grey donor area is more demanding as compare to normal black hair. But will get same results after hair transplant in hands of a qualified doctor.   

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Advances in hair restoration

Advances in hair restoration
For getting best hair transplant results there should be continuous drive to learn advances in the field of hair restoration. As with any medical field of practice, innovation continues to drive results.
The latest procedures most surgeons are performing are FUE and FUT. Body hair transplant is the biggest advantage of FUE. By using body hair as a donor source, we can get unlimited donor area. Advancement of robotic assistance devices such as the Artas,is there. This is used for graft harvesting. This is too costly as compare to the advantages it provides.
Most recent, Cell Therapy where by activating already existing stem cells on the scalp can improve follicular hair growth
One of the non-surgical treatments is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) where patients’ donor blood is taken and PRP is pulled containing rich growth factors. It is then injected into the scalp to enhance hair growth.

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In the medical treatment apart from Finesteride and minoxidil a new drug is being tested currently is Bimatoprost (a prostaglandin receptor stimulator),this is the drug used for the treatment of glaucoma. More studies are needed to prove its efficacy in the treatment of hairloss.
Also low level laser light has been shown to provide results in those patients where they are in the stage of thinning hair and not yet completely bald.
So we need to know all the modalities of treatment for hair loss along with their advantages and drawback so as to apply this knowledge to provide best treatment to your patients.

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Some important Myth and facts about hair transplant

The Myth: Hair transplants are for men only.

The Facts: Today, because of the advanced techniques used, hair transplantation is helping an increasing number of women to restore their own living and growing hair.

The Myth: All hair transplants look like ‘plugs’ or ‘corn-rows.’

The Facts: Instead of yesterday’s ‘plugs,’ today’s hair transplants are done using an advanced procedure called micrografting. This enables the hair restoration surgeon to redistribute the hair follicles on your scalp—filling in your thinning spots with your own living and growing hair. A surgeon using advanced techniques can transplant up to 3,000 micrografts in a single session (some of which contain as little as a single hair follicle). The old-style ‘plugs’ had 20-30 hairs each, and required a large number of repeat sessions to achieve results.

The Myth: Hair transplantation is a painful process.

The Facts: Today, Fine needles are used to more comfortably administer local anaesthesia without much of pain, and after anaesthesia there is no pain. At the end of the process again we infiltrate local anaesthetic to reduce post-operative pain to great extent.

Myths related to FUE are…

Myth 1 – The most common myth that patient has is regarding the density of hair that are lost from the donor area after FUE. Patient always feels that as we extract hair from occipital area the hair density in that area is compromised eventually.

Fact – This needs to be explained to the patient that the density in occiput is 130—150/sq cm and we would extract just few strands so density will not be compromised.

Myth 2 – Transplanted hair is very obvious and looks artificial. The patient says the transplanted hair is clearly differentiated from the existing hair.

Fact – This needs to be explained to the patient that it’s the patients own hair which we have implanted from occiput to the vertex or frontal, so look is very natural.

Myth 3- Patient asks will he lose all the hair post t transplant and will they come back.

Fact -This should be told to the patient that post-surgery  the original hair go in shock some times, but they will grow back. Transplanted hair will start coming from 3rd month of surgery and need not worry about the same.

Myth 4- Patient feels that he will develop post operative infections. Patient feels after transplant he will develop headaches and swellings on the head and face. Patient also feels that he will get damage in brain as it the scalp that is focused.

Fact – We need to anatomically explain the patient in a simple language that brain is covered with 3 coverings (dura, pia and arachnoid) then there is skull, muscles tissues which is much stronger than the needle. Needle (plucker and implanter) length is very short which will never reach till the brain.

Myth 5 – Patient thinks post-surgery the hair density is going to be fuller and scalp won’t be visible at all.

Fact – This also needs to be explained to the patient that density can’t be fuller, we can give him a good coverage but density won’t be same as he had before.

Myth 7 – Patient feels there are lots of precautions he has to follow example he can never step out in sun ever in his life after FUE, he can never colour, never cut his hair.

Fact – We have to explain him it’s his own hair which we have transplanted from one location to other, so they will grow naturally, he can cut and colour them. Regarding sun exposure, its only for a few days that he needs to avoid sun exposure, later he can go in sun.

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How to Prevent Hair Loss When Losing Weight

How to Prevent Hair Loss When Losing Weight, Hair loss from weight loss is generally due to a condition known as telogen effluvium. Under normal circumstances, hair grows

as much as ½ inch per month for approximately 2 years then goes into a resting phase knows as telogen. At the end of the

resting phase, old hairs fall out to make room for new hairs. Approximately 10 percent of the hair goes into resting phase.

Physical and emotional stress from dieting can cause more hair than usual to go into resting phase, and fall out when new hairs

come in.

1. Make sure you are eating enough calories. While you do need to restrict calories for weight loss, restricting too much can

cause hair loss because the body does not have enough energy to support hair growth.

2. Eat enough protein, which is a major component of the hair. Protein needs are based on individual factors such as body

weight and activity levels.

3. Incorporate whole grains, fruits and vegetables into your diet. Whole grains contain iron which, according to the National

Anaemia Action Council, is a major factor in hair loss. Fruits and vegetables also contain vitamins A, C and E as well as

zinc, which all contribute to hair growth.

4. Take a nutritional supplement, such as a multivitamin, which contains at least 100 percent of your RDA for all vitamins and

minerals.

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WHAT ARE THE COMMEN CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS ?

WHAT ARE THE COMMEN CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS?

Hormonal or Genetic factors

  • Dietary deficiency
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Pollution

WHAT ARE THE COMMEN CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS ?

Hormonal / Genetic factors

First and foremost, you have to understand that hair loss or hair growth is affected by many factors. For instance, almost 95% hair loss in men is due to genetics or hormonal factors, it is also known as male pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia.

Dietary:

A proper diet play major role in healthy hair growth. In certain cases, Dietary deficiency cause severe hair loss, there could be a deficiency of protein, iron, vitamins, amino acids etc. In Indian female Iron deficiency is one of the major cause of hair loss.

Smoking:

Smoking increases the rate of baldness or male pattern baldness because it blocks our blood vessels which give nutrition to the hair roots.

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