How to choose the right hair growth procedure in India
Indian authorities are considering the controversial use of hair transplantation as a way to reduce hair loss in an increasingly ageing population.
The surgery, known as hair growth augmentation, has been in use for years in the world’s most populous country, and has been widely practised since the mid-1990s.
It involves cutting away part or all of the hair follicles and grafting the new hair onto the affected part, creating a temporary hair growth.
According to the Indian Medical Association, there is no evidence that hair growth transplantation is harmful, though many doctors and patients do not approve of the procedure.
In the latest update from India, the government says that in 2018-2019, the number of new hair transplants performed in India amounted to 0.9% of the total number of hair transplanted for people aged 50 and above.
India’s National Board of Medical Terminology, the governing body for medical practices in the country, has not yet published a statement on the new procedures, which are now being used for the first time in India.
The procedure is controversial in India, where authorities have warned against the procedure in cases of “fraudulent” cases, which could lead to the death of the patient.
The procedure has also been banned in some parts of the country.
The new regulations, which were made on Tuesday, allow the use of a different type of hair graft, which involves the hair being removed from the affected area.
It is the first such change in the Indian medical code.
According the Indian Government Medical Council, there are more than 300,000 people in India with hair loss, and the new guidelines will help doctors to reduce that number by at least half.
The National Board for Medical Terminologies has not issued a statement, but the Indian Council of Medical Research has said it is reviewing the regulations.