There has been an overwhelming response from viewers following Dr John Watts Youtube Channel with many asking queries about various hair and baldness related issues.
While it is impossible to answer each of your queries, Dr John Watts has handpicked a few of these questions and tried to answer some of the questions raised by viewers through this video.
Nagendra asks: “I am noticing hair fall and hair thinning. Can NON-SURGICAL treatment help?”
In his response, Dr John Watts – a well-known dermatologist, trichologist and one of the best hair transplant surgeons in India - tells Nagendra that the reason for hair fall needs to be found out before discussing the treatment for any hair-related issue.
“There could be several reasons why you are noticing a hair loss. Yes, NON-SURGICAL treatment can improve hair growth and reduce hair loss but you need to analyse first why you are facing hair loss,” Dr John Watts tells Nagendra.
Some of the common reasons attributed to hair loss include the following:
“The best way to find it out is a blood test to check if vitamin deficiency is responsible for hair loss,” answers Dr John Watts.
On the question of whether NON-SURGICAL treatment can check hair loss and improve hair growth, Dr John answers in the affirmative.
Using PRP can lead to the growth of baby hair and greatly helps in stopping hair loss under general conditions.
However, there is a catch. “If the hair loss is due to heredity reasons, NON-SURGICAL treatment cannot do much to undo the damage done. There won’t be any significant improvement even if NON-SURGICAL treatment is undertaken in such a condition,” explains Dr John Watts.
In such cases, hair transplant surgery remains the only solution.
Vardhan asks: “For how many months, one may have to take Minoxidil after a hair transplant?”
This question was asked by viewer Vardhan in which well-known hair transplant surgeon in Hyderabad Dr John Watts explains that taking on Minoxidil medication may not always be needed for growth after a hair transplant.
However, in the region where the donor hair is implanted, there is still hair that are in the growing stages, then Minoxidil may be needed.
Ajit Yadav asks: “My scalp is releasing too much oil. How to control it?”
In his response, Dr John Watts informs Ajit Yadav that oil production on the scalp is a natural process that helps keep the hair shiny and in good condition.
In case there is excess production of oil in the scalp, it could be attributed to reasons such as environmental factors, hormonal changes or improper diet intake.
“The best way to control this condition is to use mild shampoo every day, which will take away the extra oil. If such excess oil release is leading to the formation of dandruff or flaky substances, better to consult a dermatologist,” answers Dr John Watts.
Nagendra Nani asks: “Can I eat non-veg food after a hair transplant”?
In his response, Dr John informs Nagendra Nani that eating non-vegetarian food is in no way linked to a hair transplant.
“We generally advise patients during pre-surgery to avoid non-vegetarian and other spicy food for a few days and a day or two immediately post hair transplantation. That’s all,” he says.
In fact, non-vegetarian food is known to be protein-rich and they are regarded as good for hair growth.
However, on the day of the transplant, they are advised to take light food and avoid spicy and non-vegetarian food for a couple of days.
Mohan Nili asks: “Which blood test should I undertake to analyse if it is linked to hair loss”?
Before undertaking a blood test, Dr John Watts informs Mohan to introspect if his food intake, sleep and nutrients intake are normal or else, they could be one of the probable reasons for hair loss.
In the case of blood tests, Dr John Watts lists out the following diagnostic tests that can be linked to hair loss condition before one can take remedial measures.
Complete Blood Picture
Serum Ferritin levels
Venkat Sai asks: “Is it OK to take a daily head bath Without Shampoo?”
Dr John Watts answers in the affirmative. “Yes, there is nothing wrong. Water acts as a hydrolysis process that cleanses the dust from the scalp,” he says.
However, if there is the formation of dandruff or flaky substances or excess oil on the scalp, he advises the use of mild shampoo. “They have surfactant effect and removes them,” he informs.
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Disclaimer: While hair transplants are generally safe and effective, as with any medical procedure, there can be minimal and temporary side effects based on specific or underlying medical condition of the individual patient. Please consult in person with our qualified medical team at Trichos for a thorough assessment of your specific condition and individualized guidance on the potential risks and benefits associated with our hair restoration treatments.
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