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What is biofibre hair implantation?

Q: What is bio fibre hair implantation? Can you tell me the name of the clinic doing this? What are the advantages and disadvantages of it? Is it advisable to go in for it? What is the cost of it?

A:Bio-fibre is an artificial fibre which is used to replace hair in an individual who is bald and has poor donor area. It is usually used only in limited cases where there is no donor hair, and is an alternative to Hair Transplant in these cases. Because artificial fibre is used, there is always the chance of infection, rejection and other problems, and this needs care for your entire life. Since the grafts are placed in the scalp and are exposed to dust, dirt, heat and the environment, the possibility of infection is always high. You can look up the Internet and see the website of Bio fibre to get more information. I would recommend a hair transplantation (HT) in case you have donor hair, for it is a safer and permanent solution with no side-effects. Here is some information about HT, which is done at our clinic by the Follicular Unit Technique. The hair which are transplanted in the bald area are permanent, do not fall, grow like normal hair and subsequently need hair cuts. You can apply oil or shampoo on them and comb them to your desired style. The operation is done on an out patient basis and the patient goes home immediately after the operation. It takes 4 to 6 hours for one session where approximately 500 plugs (i.e. 2000 hairs) are transplanted. The charges for my team for transplanting 500 plugs is Rs. 25,000/-(@ Rs. 50/- per plug) plus Nursing Home charges (Rs. 5000/-to 10,000/-) for using the O.T., instruments and medicines. For large areas of baldness, we have transplanted upto 1200 plugs in a sitting in 6 to 7 hours. There are no side effects of hair transplantation. You can see photos of hair transplantation before and after surgery on my website www.cosmeticsurgery-india.com.

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