Indian Hair Loss
Dr. Shah, who is of Indian descent understands the complexity of the Indian hair follicles. The most common hair donation is from south Indian virgin hair due to its prized thickness and high caliber of hair. Virgin hair is used specifically because before child birth the hair follicles have not undergone any trauma. The straight and wave dynamic of the Indian hair requires precise placement.
Do Indians have a high incidence of hair loss?
Indians have a higher incidence of hair loss than Asians from other areas including Chinese and Japanese patients.
Can I travel to India or Turkey to have my procedure done?
Yes, however there are several barriers. I have many patients and acquaintances who have travelled abroad seeking lower cost options. Many of these patients have been left with poor graft takes, outdated technology, and poor and permanent damage. Many wondered if the procedure actually did anything at all. Typically hair transplantation will cost around $4000 to $9000 abroad. While this may sound enticing, often times with travel expenses including plane tickets and care will add another $1600 to $4000 to the cost of the ticket. Spending a little more money in exchange for a beautiful healthy head of hair is always worth it!