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NW 6/7 Transplant Experience – New Delhi/NCR region - > 9000 grafts

 

 

I owe a lot to this forum, from insane cases to sane advice to do’s and dont’s this forum has been the place to find some help and solace at times for me. So I have decided to document my journey of hair loss and hair transplant and everything in between without any obvious bias. Everything written is my own experience and all the trials and tribulations I have gone through thus far.

 

 

CHOSEN HT SPECIALIST:

 

After much research into the techniques and results, naturalness of hairline and maximum survival of the transplanted grafts and having seen some of their NW 6/7 work I decided to go for Dr. Arika Bansal MD at Eugenix hair sciences at her newly constructed Gurgaon office.

 

What I liked about Dr. Arika and her clinic:

 

- Only clinic offering DHT – direct hair transplant – in fact Dr. Arika and Dr. Pradeep are the pioneers of the DHT with no root touch technique. They have had tremendous success in taking on high Norwood classes like 6/7 and have consistently produced some wonderful results.

 

Initially just looking at the pictures she also thought that I had retrograde alopecia which she said I did not on visual in office assessment. She was also available for interaction via he whatsapp and readily answered my queries.

 

She seemed confident of her technique and skills backed up by her excellent results and education at the topmost medical schools in India with a gold medal (AIIMS). What gave me the final push to proceed ahead was the results posted by SHASLEc0 with showed excellent transformation with very natural looking hairline design. Also Dr. Arika was not pushing for the procedure with repeated e-mails or phone calls like some other doctors and clinics, I liked that attitude.

 

TRAVEL TO INDIA AND THE PROCEDURE:

 

Time to book tickets, having my in-laws available living in New Delhi was a blessing in disguise. We booked air tickets to New Delhi via Dubai. 23 hours of total travel time. Was picked up at the hotel by my father in law and rested for the weekend.

 

 

PROCEDURE AND GRAFTS:

Day 1 – Oct 12 th – scalp hair only – 2400 odd grafts for hairline and frontal 1/3 rd.

Day 2 – Oct 13 th – scalp and beard mix – 2400 odd grafts (total 3640 grafts harvested from the scalp donor region which was higher than expected due to decent scalp donor density)

Day – 3 – Oct14 th – Beard hair only 2100 odd grafts for back and vertex.

Day – 4 – November 2 – 2158 beard and head combination HT- combination beard and scalp donor hairs for whorl creation and the reminder of the scalp at the back

 

Day started at around 10:30 the first day, initially Drs. Arika and Pradeep discussed the hairline with me and the pros and cons of different levels of hairlines and impact on eventual cosmesis, they also discussed the cosmetically acceptable harvesting of both scalp and beard donor area.

 

Subsequent to this the frontal 1/3rd was anesthetized and careful hairline designing was begun with Doctors themselves taking care to punch recipient sites both at hairline and beyond, careful attention was paid to give the maximum applicable density to the hairline with slightly less density at the back.

 

Overall all punches were done by doctors only (Drs. Arika and Pradeep), Graft extraction was mainly done by technicians but some of it was also done by Dr. Arika herself. Implantation was entirely done by trained of technicians with physician supervision.

 

Both doctors are experts in hairline design and precise angulation of graft placement. After the donor area was prepared the scalp hairs were harvested and then implanted soon after. Same on days 2,3 and 4.

 

AFTERCARE and FOLLOW-UP:

 

I would say the process of numbing the scalp and especially the beard hair was slightly painful, I would say grade 3-4 out of 10. Otherwise once numbed there was virtually no pain.

 

Day after the donor areas were little painful but absolutely no pain in the recipient areas. The beard area was raw for 2-3 days, on day 7-8 the left side of the beard area (harvested one day before the right side was harvested) had healed completely except for some redness. The right side beard took a little longer to heal = 10 days since more grafts were taken over 2 days from the right side.

 

Right now I am happy that I chose the right physician and I am happy with the care given and the procedure, waiting for the results to show up patiently. I have been through the tough phase, now praying and planning are the only things to be done.

 

I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Arika, her skill sets are excellent and top notch, she is very patient with her patients, methodical and artistic in her work and extremely talented, passed out of AIIMS with a gold medal which THE TOPMOST institution in India. I could not have been more satisfied with her work, ethics, skills, artistry, humanistic values and professionalism. I found her to be one of the few physicians who really cares for her patients wellbeing. Honesty, integrity, ethical behaviour and an extremely well oiled equally artistic team makes… in my mind the very best in the hair transplant business in today’s world.

 

I have one thing to say for Norwood 6/7 hairloss sufferers, it is possible to restore your hair and the confidence in aesthetically acceptable fashion provided u have good donor hairs, also one more thing is that assessment by any professional HT surgeon can be deceiving with just hair loss and donor pictures. One cannot beat the in person evaluation.

 

 

At this time, the hair wash at 3 weeks lead to about 30-40% hair shedding, rest remains intact and growing in length every day.

 

I have also seen with other examples of DHT the hairs don't shed completely like in traditional cases, and also the transplanted hairs bounce back to full growth earlier than traditional HT. I suspect this could be due to less cold ischemic time (out of body time) of these grafts??, experts may elaborate.

 

 

I have inserted pre and post transplanted pictures, please feel free to comment and advice. Please pray for my good growth, thanks a ton.

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Wow that's a large session. I rarely see these types of examples from India. I'm looking forward to your future results.

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Thanks Khali, Done over 4 days. Initial 3 sessions were back to back. Fourth session was on Nov, 2 nd.


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Wow - I'm impressed - that's an incredible amount of work in such a short space of time.

 

You're making great progress - that's quite a transformation already

 

Keep the updates coming :)

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congrats harin....looks perfect

keep posting your pics....it will benifit us all

 

Thanks SHASLEc0. In fact your case helped me decide on the HT specialist and I went with Dr. Arika and Dr. Pradeep. Thank you.

 

It has been 4weeks and now since the first stage of transplant the hairs implanted a month ago have started shedding while the crown hairs are still rooted strongly.

 

I will update this forum every 2-3 months since it might be difficult to update every month given my schedule.

 

I appreciate everyones' prayers. Thanks a ton.


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Wow hairin, all done at once nice, eager to see your results, as a fellow high Norwood myself.


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The pics looks really good ! I think you are in for some great results, good luck.

 

Looks like these docs are not recommended here. Where can I find pictures of Dr Arika's previous cases ?

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The pics looks really good ! I think you are in for some great results, good luck.

 

Looks like these docs are not recommended here. Where can I find pictures of Dr Arika's previous cases ?

 

You are correct, Dr. Arika and Dr. Pradeep are currently not recommended on this forum. Another case of Dr. Arika was posted sometime ago. Here is the Link:

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/179071-hair-transplant-doctor-delhi-ncr-reviews.html

 

If you need further information you can always PM me. You can also check out their website eugenix. I do not want to post any links here for the website since I do not know if forum rules allow links. But you can search ''EUGENIX INDIA'' on google and once on website checkout literally 100's of successful HT cases on their ''PHOTO GALLERY'' tab.

 

I will update pictures by the end of January, I have shed almost 80% now and can see some very fine growth at this time.

 

Good luck.

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wow ! this is a impressive case. I hope you get the result your looking for. I'm always interested in high norwood cases. In particular when a lot of Beard hair is used.

Do you have any left ?

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wow ! this is a impressive case. I hope you get the result your looking for. I'm always interested in high norwood cases. In particular when a lot of Beard hair is used.

Do you have any left ?

 

JOHNBOY71 - yes have plenty left still. At this time I still have mild redness from the last harvest site below the right chin. My 4 th session was on Nov-02 so its been only 1 month and 3 days since my last HT day. The beard area is fast assuming original skin tone of my face.

 

Thanks and as mentoned before I will keep this forum updated.


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Here is my 2 months update - in fact 2 months and 4 days to be exact. Between weeks 4 and 7 had severe shock loss in donor areas and the recipient follicle shedding. Now few pimples and fine hairs all over. Please feel free to comment and suggest anything unusual.

 

The crown and back about 1.5 months since the back of head and crown was transplanted 15 days after frontal and mid scalp.

 

Not on any meds, donor area also had some shock loss, but recovering slowly. Donor area density actually pretty good still given I already had limited donor availability.

 

Waiting game is now on!!!, any prayers appreciated with kindness.

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Looks like the beard hair seems to be already growing, i'm assuming the grey hairs are mostly beard hair, I know that the growth phase for beard hair is alot quicker, now its just the waiting game for scalp hair, it looks very promising already.


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that's some impressive early growth. Fills me with hope when I get my BHT done. Cant wait to see your 3 months post :-)

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Here is my 3 months and 1 week (approx) update. I cut the hair with #2 buzzer mainly to even out unruly ones. Personally I feel there has been definite improvement in the number of follicles and thickness since last month.

 

I did dye my hair dark brown (mainly crown hairs). Some pictures are purposely taken in harsh/direct light.

 

Comments and suggestions are welcome.

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This looks really impressive, especially considering its only 3 months, and hair looks the thinnest at #2 guard, I can just imagine once you start growing the top out and the hairs grow in more and they mature its gonna be awesome:D


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This looks really impressive, especially considering its only 3 months, and hair looks the thinnest at #2 guard, I can just imagine once you start growing the top out and the hairs grow in more and they mature its gonna be awesome:D

 

Thank you, I am very satisfied with the growth already!, and keeping my fingers crossed for more growth during coming months!. Thx again.


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Well I think you're doing just great.....especially when you consider you're starting point.

 

In my experience it takes longer for beard hair to activate compared to scalp hair, so I think your well ahead of schedule.

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Well I think you're doing just great.....especially when you consider you're starting point.

 

In my experience it takes longer for beard hair to activate compared to scalp hair, so I think your well ahead of schedule.

 

Thank you!. Will keep updating at least every other month if not every month.


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