Hair Transplant Procedures for Young Men

There was a time when no one would even think of doing hair transplant surgery on young men.  It was agonizing for this group of young people because thinning, balding, and receding hairlines often started before they got out of their teens.  Now the procedure is being opened to young men – but with restrictions.

Because losing hair at such a young age is very traumatic, hair transplant doctors do not like to go along with the patients’ snap decisions.  After an in-depth consultation, the doctor will do everything in his power to put off the surgery.  He will ask the patient to come back for a final consultation in six months or so.  Many doctors will refuse to do immediate hair transplants if they are put to the test.

There are advantages to getting hair transplant surgery under the age of 25.  Most of these patients are healthy.  They do not usually take medications.  As per the few of our experts at Smile Carve Hair Transplant Centre, Jaipur suggests that such patients are often optimistic and have the motivation required to make the commitment needed for what may end up being lifelong treatment.

When a young man gets a hair transplant procedure, it can avert many problems with low self esteem and lack of self confidence.  With older men, these attitudes are already ingrained so that it takes some doing to change them.  If the hair restoration is started early enough, the young patient need never feel the stigma of being bald for very long at all.

doctor who is skilled in doing hair transplant procedures on young people will do some investigation before tackling such a project.  He will ask to see members of the family to assess their hair loss and how the young person might inherit hair loss traits from the family.  If family members cannot be present, the doctor might ask for photos.

One trick of doctors, who work to give young people hair transplant surgeries, is to guide them in setting the hairline.  A young person will usually want a fairly low hairline.  He remembers the way it was just a few short years ago and wants to duplicate the image.

A good hair transplant surgeon will discourage a low hairline.  Instead, he will campaign for a higher hairline.  There are several advantages to this.  One is that, with less top hair to cover, more donor hair will be saved.  Since the young patient will be dealing with this problem for a long time, this is a necessary consideration.

When the hair transplant doctor  achieves a higher hairline, he will be able to get more fullness on the top of the head because he has less to cover.  This is not to say the young person will have a receding hairline when the procedure is complete; just that the hairline will not be too low.

There is no reason for young people to enter adulthood without a full head of hair if they can get a hair transplant.  This option is now open to them.  It is bound to make many young men very happy.


3 Tips On How To Avoid Gray Hair

If you want to know when you will turn gray, one thing you can do is look at your parents.  How early in your life you’ll gray will depend quite a bit on genetic factors.  Graying is a natural part of aging and happens when the cells in the hair shaft stop making pigment.  That lack of pigment will make the hair lose most of it’s color and turn gray.  But the good news is that while you may not be able to stop from getting gray you can slow down the process and learn how to avoid gray hair for a while.

Here are some tips you can take that can slow down the advance of your gray hair:

1.  I don’t want to sound like a nag, but if you don’t want gray hair early in life, give up the cigarettes.  It has been scientifically proven that smoking will age your whole body, inside and out, and that aging includes making your hair go gray.  If you are serious about preventing gray hair for as long as humanly possible, the first thing you have to do is stop smoking, you’ll look younger everywhere not just your hair.

2.  Another thing that has been proven to age you, everywhere, is stress.  We do live in a very stressful society, we’re told that every time we turn on the t.v.  But what you’re not told is that there are a lot of things you can do to relax.  It really depends on the person, some people will find reading a good book relaxing while others find it more enjoyable to go on a nice long run. Whatever works for you try to fit in some relaxing activity at least daily, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

Many people will think they are just too busy to fit in something relaxing, but for almost everyone that’s just not true.  No matter how busy you are you can probably find a few minutes to de-stress.  It’s really just a matter of priorities.  Instead of getting stressed out reading the paper or watching the nightly news, why not relax by doing some activity you actually enjoy?  Pretend like your life depends on it.

3.  Are you getting enough metal in your diet?  The breakdown that causes gray hair can be found when your body isn’t getting enough copper.  The good news is that there are many things you can do to get more copper into your diet.  You can take a supplement, or you can eat foods that have a lot of copper such as lima beans, spinach, yams, and meat.

Today we don’t have to just go with the flow when it comes to getting older.  As a matter of fact many of us have found that instead of aging gracefully we’d rather just age slowly!  There is a new attitude of youth and health in our society.  We no longer think of ourselves as old as soon as we cross the 40 year old threshold, as a matter of fact, many don’t think of themselves at old at 50 and over!  So if you’re young at heart and want to look your age, you will be happy to learn how to avoid gray hair.  These simple lifestyle changes can pay dividends in many aspects of your life, so enjoy!
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When you cannot open your mouth!!

Mouth is the vital and most active part of the face adding expressions, beauty and words to the person’s identity. Mouth and oral cavity is extremely necessary for breathing, speech and eating as well.

Usually an individual can open mouth upto 35-45mm (which is approximately three fingers wide). Males have more mouth opening as compared to females. However, due to some reasons a person cannot open his mouth completely thereby, limiting his language and eating habits. Inability to open mouth (lockjaw in ancient literature) is known as trismus in medical terminology which is a frustrating and debilitating condition. Trismus, temporary or permanent, is a common problem prevalent worldwide with more than one million affected individuals every year.

If ignored for long, trismus may lead to several facial and general complications such as difficulty in breathing and malnourishment.

Common causes of trismus:

  • Post-surgical
  • Congenital/Ankylosis
  • Systemic conditions
  • Drugs
  • Fracture or trauma to the jaw
  • Psychogenic
  • Oral diseases

Post-surgical trismus is commonly seen in dental surgeries (wisdom tooth removal), TMJ surgery and radiation therapy. Common Systemic conditions associated with trismus include tetanus, sclerosis, Parkinson disease, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. and needs appropriate treatment. Severe stress may also be one cause for restricted mouth opening for brief period of time. Ankylosis or fusion of the lower and upper jaw at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) level might occur in newly born babies due to forceps delivery or as a sequel to the unattended trauma to the joint in children and adults. Some fractures including lower jaw (mandible) fracture, facial and cheek bone fracture might be a cause for trismus.

Injury to the muscles of face specifically seen in assault injuries and road traffic accidents might cause pain and swelling and limited mouth opening temporarily, but in few cases may cause long term calcification in muscle fibres. Several lesions of the mouth (mostly suggestive of risk of cancer!!) can cause trismus. Immediate repair of the fracture is the treatment of choice in most of the facial fractures. Muscular injury can be treated with medicines (anti-inflammatory and steroids).

Ankylosis causes severe facial asymmetry and unaesthetic facial appearance (often referred as Andy Gump appearance) and dental problems. Removal of fused structure and mobilization of the joint is the ideal treatment followed by aggressive physiotherapy and further cosmetic surgeries, bone grafts, and dental treatment.

Succinyl choline, phenothiazines and tricyclic antidepressants may lead to trismus. This condition can be also seen as an extra-pyramidal side-effect of medicines such as metaclopromide, phenothiazines, etc.

Infections of facial region most commonly associated with tooth decay, Mumps or ear infections can cause trismus and antibiotic therapy with anti-inflammatory drugs are usual treatment of choice. Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a condition commonly seen in chronic tobacco chewers often complaining trismus and burning mouth sensation. World health organization (WHO) has considered such situations (OSMF, lichen planus, leukoplakia, etc.) into precancerous lesions and conditions which carries high risk of cancer of the mouth and other parts of the body as well! Biopsy and needful treatment is indicated in such patients. Cessation of the tobacco habit or smoking is of utmost importance for successful treatment. Injection therapy, laser, surgery and skin grafts, etc are treatment modalities available however, long term follows up and mouth opening exercises are needed for these patients.

Cases with oral cancer require multidisciplinary approach and aggressive treatment as in such cases rehabilitation can be done only after successful treatment of the tumor. Trismus has been commonly seen in patients after radiotherapy.

Trismus is a troublesome sign to the more serious underlying disease. The condition may often go unnoticed or ignored by the patients as it is slowly developing in many cases. Constant awareness among general population, physicians, ENT and dental surgeons is needed as they encounter the oral cavity frequently thereby motivating the patient for early diagnosis and prompt treatment.

Key for health in your tooth: Exploring dental stem cells

“Now you can ensure healthy future simply with your falling tooth!”

Perfect health and long life is everyone’s lucid dream. In the present era, where the science has found cure to almost every other disease, still many common disorders such as diabetes, cancer, congenital anomalies, organ failure, neural disorders, etc. are the major challenges to the scientists and medical practitioners.

Recently, stem cell therapy has emerged as a viable technique in this area. Stem cells are the undifferentiated cells which has potential to give rise to more specialized cells and tissue lineage (nerve, muscle, gland, etc.). The various sources for stem cells in a human body are umbilical cord, bone marrow, adipose tissue, dental structures, etc.

Dental mesenchymal stem cells (DMSCs) have been widely studied and used successfully in regeneration of damaged tissues and treatment of various disorders. Ideally, DMSCs banking should be done in early age group (5-25 years) to obtain maximum amount of viable stem cells. DMSC can be easily harvested from teeth and other structures and can be stored for long. The whole procedure of DMSC banking is simple and can be carried out in any dental clinic under local anesthesia and good asepsis. Several parents have undergone stem cell banking for their children to ensure their safe future. With ongoing research and continuous efforts, stem cells can change the perspective of regenerative therapy.

Potential applications of stem cells

Congenital anomalies (cleft lip and palate)

Blood disorders (thalassemia, sickle cell disease)

Skeletal disorders (Muscular dystrophy, bone regeneration)

Eye (corneal, limbal regeneration)

CNS & Neuromuscular disorders (Parkinsons, stroke, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy)

Cardiac defects (myocardial infarction)

Endocrine disorders (diabetes, thyroid, etc.)


Regeneration of damaged tissues (kidney, nerve, diabetic foot, teeth)



Sources of DMSCs

Dental pulp

Periodontal tissues

Deciduous teeth

Dental follicle (tooth bud)


Lifting wrinkles! How to care for aging skin?

“The desire for long lasting youthful appearance has become an important concern for many people in today’s world.”


Aging is probably one of the physiological processes which nobody likes. Skin being the most visible and the largest organ in human body shows the signs of aging invariably and other factors such as smoking, stress, pollution, sun, diet, genetics, etc. acts as the catalyst to this process.

Wrinkles, seen as furrows or ridge on the skin causes dull appearance of the face and can affect person socially and psychologically. Lifestyle at large is the major culprit for facial wrinkles but genetic component of the human also affects the aging process. Interestingly a study from UK suggests that severity of facial wrinkling correlates with the extent of lung disease (COPD) in smokers.

Aging, although is a natural process in a life cycle of a human but is always undesirable and causes loss of confidence, stress and worry to every living soul. In the present corporate and modernized era, you have to be on your toes and best of the looks always one may not find enough time for hours long cosmetic procedure and skin care in parlours and spa.

Here are some tips and medical tricks which can definitely make you look younger than your age.


Botulinum Toxin- More commonly known as BotoxTM (Allergan, USA) is the most common non surgical cosmetic technique performed worldwide for facial wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is the most lethal substance known to mankind but when used in minute quantities can yield several therapeutic effects including muscle relaxation thereby correcting dynamic wrinkles. It usually takes 3-4days after injection for clinical results, maximum effect observed approximately after second week while the effect persist for 3-4months. The injection is safe with minimal local complications and is contraindicated in pregnancy, lactating mother and neuromuscular junction disorders (myasthenia gravis)


Laser- Laser has been widely used in the field of medicine. The photothermal effect of the laser can be used in hair removal, skin tightening, skin rejuvenation, skin lightening, scar removal and other cosmetic procedures. The laser therapy should be performed under standard laser safety conditions and requires multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. Other cheaper devices like IPL (photo rejuvenation), radiofrequency and ultrasonic cavitation machines have been explored for cosmetic procedures with results comparable to lasers.


Chemical peels- Chemical peels are routinely used products in cosmetic clinics and spa. These products contains mild acid and other natural and artificial skin rejuvenating substances (ascorbic acid, stem cells) which causes peeling of the superficial layer of skin and regeneration of healthy cells giving younger and glowing appearance to the face.


Fillers- Most common is hyaluronic acid based fillers which are used to fill static wrinkles (smile lines) and facial recontouring. They are inert and biocompatible and are degraded in usually 4-6 months.


Derma rollers and collagen induction therapy- carries several microneedles which causes superficial injury to the skin thereby promoting new collagen formation and improved blood circulation to the area. The devices are cheap and can be used at home as per the instructions by professionals.

Dental Implants: What you should know?

Dental implants have been become quite popular among dentist and patients searching for the treatment of lost dentition. Dental implants if planned and placed properly and with little constant care can give you the perfect solution for missing teeth. Dr. Ravi Sharma, a maxillofacial surgeon and implantologist practicing in Jaipur gives answers to frequently asked questions related to dental implants.

What is dental implant?
Dental implant in simple terms is an artificial substitute to the root over which crown (prosthesis) can be fixed. It is made up of a biocompatible material (titanium, alloy, ceramic, etc.) and is available in different shapes, sizes and surface textures. Sometime the surface of an implant is treated with substances (e.g. hydroxyapatite) to enhance positive interaction between implant surface and the bone.

What are the pros and cons?

The biggest advantage of dental implant is long term fixed replacement of missing teeth without cutting adjacent teeth (done for fixed bridges or FPD). Dental implants can restore oral health, form and function of the dentition, improve esthetics. The drawbacks of implants are slightly higher risk of treatment failure as compared to conventional procedures (FPD) although the success of the implants has been reported to be more than 90% in scientific literature. Common post operative complications may occur such as infection, implant loosening and nerve injury. Cost factor is also a concern as the treatment is expensive.

When you should consider for implants?

Implants can be placed anytime after tooth loss depending upon other factors; however, the best time for placing a dental implant is first six months after losing the teeth. If an individual is going for extraction by the dentist then the planning should be done from first appointment to achieve atraumatic extraction and preserve the bone to make the recipient site ideal for the dental implant.



Is everyone a candidate for dental implant?

No, the patient selection is the foremost and an important step in implant planning. Smokers, tobacco chewers, poor oral hygiene, old age groups, patients with systemic conditions such as diabetes are at higher risk for implant failure. Thorough medical history, dental examination and radiographs to assess bone quality and position of anatomic structures is mandatory prior to implant placement.

One implant for one tooth!

It’s not true. The cases where multiple teeth need to be replaced in a row, then a dentist can plan prosthesis over less number of implants to reduce overall treatment cost. Recently several articles have demonstrated great success of full mouth dentures over just four implants in each jaw (All on four concept).

Implant surgery hurts!

Implant surgery is a simple multistep procedure (sometime can be done single stage) and is done as routine dental procedure. The can achieve pain control with local anesthetic and the implant process is very much equivalent to wisdom tooth removal in terms of pain, time and complications. Routine antibiotics and pain killers (analgesics) are advised after the surgery for less than or a week.

Implants are carefree!

This is a common myth associated with dental implants. Good oral hygiene, adequate control of systemic condition, cessation of debilitating habits is essential for long term implant success. The patient should undergo dental checkup and professional care at least in a year to avoid bone loss and implant failure.

Dental Pulp Stem Cells- An overview

Dental stem cells

Stem cell engineering has received overwhelming response in past few years. Stem cell technology has enabled the scientist to develop organs and body parts which has opened an entire horizon for doctors in reconstructive surgery. stem cells are multipotent cells that have the potential to differentiate into a variety of cell types which differentiate into different types of tissues and give rise to organs and structures of living body. Placenta and umblical cord is a popular media for harvesting embryonic stem cells but recently dental pulp stem cells (DPSC) have been explored for their potential. Discovered in 2005 by Dr. Irina Kerkis and followed by several clinical trials, dental pulp has been proved to be potent source for stem cells.

Human stem cells have been isolated from the dental pulp, exfoliated deciduous teeth, the periodontal ligament, the dental follicle and the dental papilla. Dental pulp is situated in the canals of the teeth (root canal and pulp chamber) and every teeth has different form of canal, hence variable amount of dental pulp. The stem cells in the dental pulp is mesenchymal type which holds the future potential to differentiate into a variety of other cell types such as myocardiocytes (cardiac), neuronal (nerve and brain), myocytes (muscle), osteocytes (bone), chondrocytes (cartilage), adipocytes (fat) and others.

Several studies have presented successful regeneration of tissue and organ lines in vitro and in vivo. Gandia et al has demonstrated improved ventricular function and treatment of myocardial infarct in animal models. Dr. Cesar Borlongan at Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, USF in his study concludes that the stem cells may repair brain injuries. More promising studies have focused on treatment of diabetes, skeletal and cardiac pathologies, congenital malformations such as cleft lip and palate.

Dental pulp has benefits over other sources (umblical cord, bone marrow, fat, etc.). The  process is least invasive. All you need to do is bank your dental pulp after extraction of deciduous (temporary) teeth or permanent teeth removed by your orthodontist or dentist. Dental pulp provides reliable amount of mesenchymal cells which as already discussed can be used for various anomalies or injuries to the patient in future.

In conclusion, dental pulp is a potent and safe source for stem cells and awareness among general population, dentists, pediatricians and continuous studies are needed to develop DPSC as an established source in tissue engineering.