Those who are planning pregnancy, can they go for a hair transplant procedure?

Different questions are being raised by fans and followers of Dr John Watts are flooding his series of hugely popular educational videos with queries related to hair transplants and hair growth issues.

In this educational video, noted dermatologist & trichologist and one of the Best Hair Transplant Surgeons in Hyderabad Dr John Watts answers select shortlisted questions of viewers related to hair growth, hair hall and hair transplant.

It’s Me Farroq asks: “Can there be hair fall due to body heat? Please clarify.

In his response, Dr John Watts tells Farooq that there is no such connection according to the modern theory of allopathy medicine. “There is no link between the two in allopathy,” he said. However, he said that other schools of medicine, they recognize a connection. For example, when the body experiences heat, it is linked to several adverse events like diarrhoea. 

Nagarjuna Reddy asks: “I have a patchy beard. What percentage of Minoxidil do I need to use to ensure hair growth on my beard? If I stop using Minoxidil, will my beard see hair fall?

In his response, Dr John tells Nagarjuna Reddy that having a patchy beard could be a sign of the heredity link running in the family. “There is a need to analyse your hormone levels. It is better to consult a dermatologist for this,” he said. Before using Minoxidil and the percentage level, Dr John advised him to take the opinion of the dermatologist. However, he agreed with Nagarjuna Reddy that the use of Minoxidil would lead to hair growth and when it is stopped, there could be likely hair loss of the regained hair.

Suresh Suri asks: “Those who are planning pregnancy, can they go for a hair transplant procedure? Will there be any complications?

In his response, Dr John Watts tells Suresh that there is no connection between planning for pregnancy and a hair transplant procedure. “Hair transplant procedure is performed on the scalp at a superficial level. You can definitely plan for pregnancy and go for a hair transplant as well,” he told Suresh. 

However, if you are already using Finasteride or have been prescribed its use after a hair transplant to preserve existing hair by your hair transplant surgeon, it is better to stop using it when you plan pregnancy. 

Satya Roy asks: “Will there be hair regrowth in the donor region after a hair transplant?

In his response, Dr John Watts tells Satya that hair grafts from the donor region of the scalp are extracted randomly that are rarely visible. The place from where the grafts are taken will never see hair growth. However, since the hair grafts are extracted randomly, hair growing from nearby would cover the scalp when they grow long enough.

Sharat Reddy asks: “I have found that the right side of my scalp has lost more hair than my left side. Is this sign of alopecia?

In his response, Dr John Watts tells Sharat that alopecia is a broad term used to mean “hair loss” and there are different types of alopecia such as Alopecia areata, Androgenetic alopecia, Alopecia Totalis, Alopecia Universalis, Traction alopecia etc.

“Based on your description, it seems it could be a case of Androgenetic alopecia where one notices hair loss due to heredity factors. Sometimes, repeated combing and partition leads to pulling of hair and this may also be a cause for your hair loss,” he told Suresh.

In case the hair loss is attributed to the heredity factor, Dr John said that medical treatment at an early stage can prevent further hair loss. “If the hair loss has reached an advanced stage, the only solution is hair transplant”

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