Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia (Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon) (MBBS) (M.S) (M.Ch)


Hair Loss Statistics, Treatments Cost and Process in India

Hair loss is an upsetting scenario for any person who experiences it. It will have a permanent impact on person’s self confidence, self esteem which will eventually affect their relationships, personal and social life. Looking at yourself going bald day-by-day can generate emotional stress making you feel depressed. So how do you deal with hair loss? Probably use Google to find the remedies and discover some cosmetic products that promises to grow your hair within week is not a solution.


Understanding the Normal Hair Growth Cycle

\r\n \r\n\r\nLosing hair is a part of hair growth cycle. There are about 110,000 follicles on the head and losing 50-100 strands of hair everyday is normal. The hair passes through main three phases.\r\n

First stage- Anagen Phase

\r\nThis is the natural growing process which lasts between 2 to 6 years.\r\n

Second stage- Catagen Phase

\r\nIn this stage the hair starts to break and goes to the final phase of the hair growth cycle.\r\n

Final Stage- Telogen Phase

\r\nThis is the final phase of the growth cycle where hair begins to fall and new hair starts to grow. hair growth cycle\r\n

Hair Loss Statistics

\r\nWhen you observe excessive hair loss whenever you wash or brush your hair, it is a matter of concern. Statistics have shown that hair loss is common in both men and women of all ages. According to the studies conducted by International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS), it has been found out that total 35 million men and 21 million women in the United States is suffering from hair loss problems. 40% of men experiences hair loss by the age of 35 years. 65% of men suffer from severe hair loss by the age of 60. The percentage increases rapidly to 70% by the age of 80. While 40% women experiences some form of hair loss by the age of 50. hair transplant stages\r\n

Best Hair Loss Treatments

\r\nThe common medicine to promote hair growth is finasteride (Propecia) and minodixil (Rogaine). People dealing with hair loss are seeking for permanent treatment to get back their confidence. 45% of the people are willing to invest their lifelong savings on hair loss treatment. Fortunately, with advanced technologies there are treatments available that can thwart the occurrence of hair loss. Most of the people are opting for hair transplantation procedure to get back their crowning glory. Studies have shown that 923,599 patients have undergone hair restoration procedure. Out of which 251,208 have undergone surgical treatments and the remaining 672,391 opted for non surgical treatments.\r\n

Cost of Hair Transplant

\r\nThe cost of hair transplant varies from country to country. The picture below illustrates the cost of the FUE and FUT procedure in USA, Europe, UAE, Singapore and India. The picture shows that the cost of hair transplant in Kolkata, India is the most affordable option. cost of hair transplant in India, Kolkata

About Dr. Maneesh

Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia, one of the renowned cosmetic surgeons in Kolkata has performed several hair transplant with successful results that has left the patients with natural looking hair without any scars. He holds his graduation degree from Kolkata Medical College and is a Master of General Surgery from PG Hospital. Later on he achieved his M.Ch in Plastic Surgery also from PG Hospital.

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