Hair transplant in Mumbai: Cosmetic dermatology for hair restoration
Cosmetic dermatologists in Mumbai are providing treatments for the hair loss caused by chemotherapy.
The surgeries are being performed by an anonymous doctor from the Department of Dermatology at the Indian Institute of Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The procedures are part of the Centre for Cosmetology-Head & Shoulder Surgery (CCSH) programme, which is the first of its kind in India.
“It’s a long-term project.
The procedure is not only cosmetic surgery but also a surgery that removes hair follicles.
The hair loss is caused by the chemotherapy.
We want to change people’s perception about the condition,” said Shri Venkat Rao, a medical student at the institute.
A person with a normal head and shoulders has a normal hair follicle, and there is no need for hair transplants.
But with hair loss due to chemotherapy, hair transplans have been performed in many countries and are often performed in the US.
The chemotherapy is a highly toxic compound that has no effect on normal hair.
The treatment requires injections of a small amount of the chemotherapy-resistant ingredient known as trichloroacetic acid.
Trichlorobenzene, a toxic chemical, can be absorbed through the skin.
In India, the treatment is usually performed by a nurse practitioner who has been trained by a dermatologist, who may or may not be an experienced surgeon.
The nurse practitioner injects the trich-N-acetyl-heptanoate (TNAH) or tricholychloroquine, both of which are highly toxic chemicals, into the hair follicular area.
The injections penetrate the follicle and cause hair loss.TNAE, the name for the trifluoroacetic chemical compound, is found in most pharmaceuticals.
TNAH, a non-toxic, non-radioactive chemical that is found naturally in the human body, has been widely used in the treatment of chemotherapy-related hair loss for more than 30 years.
The doctor injects TNAE into the scalp.
He then injects a small dose of trichlorethane into the follicles to cause the hair to grow back.
The doctor then removes the follicular hair and leaves.
Treatment is usually repeated several times and a person with hair folliculitis (FWH) can undergo a full hair transplant, according to a study published in the Indian Journal of Cosmetic Dermatological Surgery in 2018.
A hair transplant is not an easy procedure to perform in India, said Dr Sushil Kumar, a dermatology professor at Jawahalo Medical College, University of Mumbai.
A hair transplant requires a surgeon with a medical degree.
There are many types of hair transplanted, but in India they are typically done by a specialist doctor who has an understanding of the hair transplant procedure and the procedures of other countries, he said.
The procedure is also not cheap, he added.
In India, a hair transplant costs about Rs 1,000.
Dr Rao said there is a big demand for the treatment.
The surgery costs about 500 rupees ($2.10) per treatment, but a hair loss of less than two inches in a person costs around $50.