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That a hair transplant procedure is as painful as any other surgical process is a myth, points out Dr. Pradeep Sethi, Hair Transplant Surgeon at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Managing Director Eugenix Hair Sciences. Many people think that the procedure might result in regular headaches or migraines which is also untrue, clears Dr. Arika Bansal, Hair Transplant surgeon, AIIMS New Delhi.

IANSlife spoke to the experts who bust all the myths around hair transplant and point to the facts. Read on:

The procedure needs to be retouched or done again and again – It will always remain intact once done, only if done by a highly experienced professional. One may lose hair in a different region where the procedure has not been done and might require transplantation for the same.

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People cannot get hair transplantation after a certain age – Advancing age is never a problem as long as there is good blood flow in the scalp region and if the person is not suffering from any uncontrolled pre-existing health condition.

The donor can be anyone – Wrong. Only your own hair can be transplanted on you.

Hair doesn’t grow any longer than the grafted length – Once the hair is grafted, it becomes as natural as your existing hair. You can do whatever you want at your will. It can be shaved, dyed, treated, etc., and will come back to its originality with growth. Hence, you can grow your hair as long as you want without any further treatment or procedures.

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The procedure may cause cancer – There is no relation to cancer at all. The transplant doesn’t cause any health conditions

There are lifelong scars after the procedure – There are rarely any chest extraction cases that leave scars on patients. Scars are generally not seen on the scalp if extracted in a proper manner. Whereas, any break in skin leaves a scar which is generally lifelong, if done by an expert, there will hardly be any visible scarring.


The hair transplantation procedure is temporary – There is nothing temporary about the procedure, the characteristics of the transplanted hair might change with age like greying of hair but otherwise, it remains as is a life long without any losses.

A person can differentiate between natural hair and those transplanted – If done by a highly experienced professional, an onlooker cannot make out if the hair has been transplanted or if it’s natural. It is recommended one research’ properly before opting for the procedure as it depends entirely on the person who performs it.

Many people think that the procedure might result in regular headaches or migraines which is untrue. Flickr

The process is very painful – There is a misconception for the hair transplant procedure to be painful like every other surgical process, which is absolutely untrue. The procedure is initiated by inducing local anesthesia which is a pinprick with a very fine needle following which the procedure of transplant is absolutely painless and doesn’t cause even the slightest of discomfort.

Causes headaches and Migraine – Many people think that the procedure might result in regular headaches or migraines which is again untrue. There has never been a case as such where people who have had the procedure complained anything as such.

Will lack density – No, the hair is nice and dense. It will be thick and healthy, but we cannot match nature in its density.

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Hair cannot be implanted on scarred tissue – Hair can only be transplanted in regions with ideal blood supply. As long as the scar is completely modulated and has an optimal blood supply, it can be grafted upon as it will grow naturally.

The procedure is done with cut and stitch technique – The old cut and stitch technique has now been replaced by an entirely modernized procedure with absolute precision. Now individual grafts are extracted by modern aided equipment.

The transplanted hair will develop into scalp hair characteristics – The body hair grafted onto the scalp during the transplantation procedure will retain its own nature while the rest of the features remaining as it is. (IANS)


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics

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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.

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