Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How does hair loss occur?

Hair loss causes can be triggered by a number of factors, which can include inherited genetics, disease, stress, medicines, injury, ageing or lack of proper hair care. Consistent and excessive hair loss can leave men with bald spots, or thinning hair on top of the head in women. Most people suffer from hair loss by the age of 50. Nowadays patients much younger people suffer from hair loss.

What are the first line treatments for hair restoration?

The first line treatments for hair restoration are: -

FDA approved medicines like vaso-dilator, DHT Blocker & Micro nutrients required for the growth of hair follicle.

Microneedling to stimulate hair growth and absorption of hair growth products and medicines.

Low intensity laser which activates hair follicles and promotes hair growth. Low intensity laser is now used as a safe alternative or additional treatment for hair loss.

PRP that harnesses your body’s natural healing to encourage hair growth.

Are there any permanent and lasting solution for hair loss?

Whilst most treatments can slow down, and even delay, the progression of hair loss, we also provide a permanent solution for hair loss with our FUE Hair Transplant surgery and the Bio-DHT hair transplant surgery methods.

What is a Hair Transplant?

Hair Transplant is a type of surgery that moves hair that you already have to fill an area with thin or no hair. The back and sides of hair on the scalp is mostly known as donor area. It has hair that will continue to grow throughout the life of most people. This hair retains its characteristics of growth even after it is transplanted to the thinning or bald area.

Does hair transplant surgery result in permanent growing hair?

Hair follicles removed from the safe donor area regions in the back and on the sides of the scalp are genetically resistant to baldness. And so, the transplanted hair will continue to grow over the course of a lifetime as long as the donor hair remains healthy.

Can a hair transplant restore my original hair density?

This can only be determined with a face-to-face consultation. Patients with excellent donor areas may be able to achieve good hair density, especially with the Bio-DHT procedure. However, density of hair can vary from person to person.

Will my hairline look natural?

This is the most important aspect of the surgery. We meticulously plan each hair transplant to provide the most natural hairline possible for the satisfaction of our patients.

Are there any risks associated with the hair transplant surgery?

There are risks associated with every type of surgery which include infection, bleeding, and scarring. However, complications are extremely rare when the procedure is performed by a competent surgeon.

How long will it take to see the results of my transplant?

Hair only grows around 1cm per month, so it could take some time for your new hair to become visible and your hairline to show the results you were hoping for. After 4-5 months you should start to be getting a good idea of the final appearance, but it can take as long as 18 months for the full hair transplant to be visible.

Is a hair transplant painful?

Patients are given local anesthesia in the donor and recipient areas. And so most patients do not feel pain or discomfort during the surgery. You can expect to feel a minimal amount of soreness and numbness after your surgery which heals in a couple of weeks.

How long does a hair transplant surgery take?

An average hair transplant takes about 4-7 hours depending on the hair transplant method. A typical session of 1,500 to 3,000 grafts normally involves a full day of surgery on an outpatient basis. Most patients will arrive in the morning and will have their procedure completed by late afternoon.

How is the cost of a hair transplant calculated?

The cost of Hair Transplant depends on the type of hair loss you have, the condition of your donor area and the size of the area with hair loss.

What is Skin Rejuvenation all about?

Skin rejuvenation is improving the glow and the texture of your skin and diminishing the signs of aging by means of laser rejuvenation, chemical peels, botox or fillers etc.

How will I know what treatment is right for me?

If you are a new patient at DNCC, you could book a free consultation for your skin concerns and our dermatologist/expert will guide you about the right treatment that will give you maximum benefit for your particular skin condition.

What are the benefits of skin rejuvenating treatments?

The benefits of skin rejuvenation include:

A brighter complexion

Fewer acne outbreaks

Reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles

Smoother contours

Tighter, firmer skin

What do I need to keep in mind when I come for my appointment?

It is advisable not to wear makeup when attending appointments for skin concerns. If you must wear makeup, we can provide you with makeup remover during your consultation in the event that we need to assess your facial skin. Remember to bring makeup to reapply after your appointments.

How long does a consultation take?

We set aside around 20-30 minutes for each appointment. If you have a number of conditions to be treated, it could take more.

How should I prepare for my appointment for cosmetic injectables?

It is recommended that you do not wear makeup. Stop any non-essential blood thinning medications for one week prior to the appointment to minimize the chance of bruising. Please check with your doctor if this is okay before proceeding. Be sure that you do not have an important event in the coming days in case of bruising, swelling, etc.

What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation, such as brown spots and freckles, are caused by over-active cells that produce too much melanin, which is a natural skin pigment. This is primarily caused by excess exposure from the sun.

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

Dark circles can be a result of visible blood vessels just below the thin skin under the eyes or shadowing from sunken areas around the eyes caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin as we age. Lack of sleep and UV damage caused by sun exposure can make under-eye circles look darker.

What are the signs of a dry sign?

People with dry skin may experience a feeling of "tightness", itching, rough, scaly or flaky skin or cracks in the skin.

What is collagen and why is it important?

Collagen is a skin protein responsible for the elasticity and resiliency of skin. As we age, collagen production slows resulting in wrinkles and other common signs of ageing. We have many treatments that stimulate collagen production.

What are the signs and symptoms of sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin frequently stings, burns or becomes irritated, inflamed or red.

What causes sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin is often caused by a weakening of skin's natural moisture barrier and may be the result of genetics, ageing, hormonal or environmental factors.

What causes oily or shiny skin?

Oily or "shiny" skin is often caused by overactive oil glands that produce too much oil (also known as sebum). The activity of oil glands decreases as you age.

Why does my skin look dull?

As dead skin cells build up, they cause light to scatter unevenly across skin, resulting in a duller-looking complexion.

What is combination skin?

Skin is considered combination when some areas are dry or normal and others are oily.

What causes acne?

Acne can be caused by excess sebum oil and clogged pores. Doctors aren’t sure why some people get acne and others do not, but some research suggests that hormone levels may play a role.

What is the best skincare routine?

The basics of a good skin care routine is washing your face and neck with a gentle cleanser and applying a moisturizer in the morning and in the evening. Also wearing a good sunscreen on a daily basis is essential to maintain healthy skin and preventing skin problems, wrinkles, dark spots etc.

How do I treat an uneven skin tone?

An uneven skin tone is caused by an uneven distribution of pigment. We have various serums, creams and moisturizers, especially those that contain vitamin C, to help brighten and even out your skin tone. We have various other treatments that will exfoliate dead skin cells and even out even out your skin tone.

What is combination skin?

Skin is considered combination when some areas are dry or normal and others are oily.

Why do we get wrinkles and when do they start?

As we age, the skin loses its collagen and elastin fibres and gets thinner. The secretion of oil from the sebaceous glands decreases and the skin tend to become drier. The fat in the subcutaneous layer also begins to gradually reduce. All these changes cause the skin to sag leading to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Are any of the skincare or anti-ageing treatments painful?

The majority of our treatments are pain free and risk free. However, discomfort levels vary from person to person. Some treatments may have a small amount of discomfort, temporary swelling or a pricking sensation.

How do you decide which Chemical Peel is right for me?

There are several factors that determine which chemical peel is best for you: 1)The severity of your skin condition. 2) Your skin type (oily, dry, light, dark). 3) The results you would like to achieve. 4) The length of recovery time.

At what age should one start cosmetic injectables and anti-aging fillers?

Young adults can use injectables to enhance their beauty and to prevent folds and wrinkles from forming. Older people can use injectables to restore lost volumes, reduce wrinkles and skin folds, and enhance sagging features.

What skin concerns can be treated by Laser?

Pigmentation (such as freckles, sun spots, age spots, brown spots, melasma, birthmarks)

Acne marks

Fairer skin

Skin rejuvenation

Pimples and acne

Tattoo removal

Can I go for Laser treatments if I have medical concerns?

Address any concerns prior to treatment, i.e pregnancy, allergies, recent surgeries, or other medical conditions. You may also want to discuss concerns with your primary doctor before scheduling an appointment.

What is the aftercare for Laser Hair Removal treatments?

For 24 -48 hours after the treatment, please avoid excessive sweating, hot showers. Avoid plucking the treatment area. Ensure all treatment areas are not exposed to direct sunlight for 14 days and apply SPF liberally every day.

Will all the hair be removed in one laser hair reduction treatment?

No. We recommend a series of 8-12 treatments done at monthly intervals and maintenance treatments every 2-3 months for permanent hair reduction. You can choose to extend the intervals if you prefer to have a minimal reduction.

How many sessions will I need for removing pigmented lesions?

To improve the look of your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance by removing pigmented lesions will require only a few treatments. Darker, deeper and larger pigmented lesions may require additional treatments.

What do Laser treatments for skin feel like?

Most patients find the laser procedure tolerable and require no numbing cream or anesthesia. Laser energy is delivered in ultra-short bursts, and patients often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band.

What precautions should I take before any Laser treatment?

Avoid chemical peels before your treatment.

Ensure no residue fake tan is present on the skin.

Avoid excessive sun exposure two weeks prior on the area to be treated.

Avoid using topical creams, perfumes etc. to the area before the appointment.

Can I go for Laser treatments if I am pregnant?

There are no conclusive studies on laser being safe or unsafe for pregnant women. We advise pregnant women to obtain mandatory medical clearance prior to proceeding with treatment.

Is there downtime for Laser treatments?

Laser treatments are effective with no downtime! A mild pinkish flush might be present for about 15 minutes after the laser treatment.

What precautions should I take after laser treatments?

Avoid sun tanning for 7 days before and after the treatment. Also apply appropriate sunscreen.

How do I maintain results after a laser treatment?

It’s vital to have a good topical maintenance routine at home to optimize the results of laser treatments. Home regimes should include regular use of retinoids, vitamin C serum, and sunscreen.

What is slimming?

Slimming generally involves getting rid of extra fat, without losing muscles and bones. The term is generally used in the context of localized fat loss and cellulite treatment as opposed to gross weight loss.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of Slimming treatment could be permanent on condition that patients maintain proper diet and lifestyle, exercise regularly and avoid a dormant or inactive life.

How fast can I see results?

Results can be seen within the first week of treatment. Focusing on healthy weight loss, you could see an average reduction of 2-4 kg/month, amounting to a weight loss of 12kg or more in 3 months! However, the prescribed diet and recommended exercise routine should be adhered to.

What if I have to stay away from treatment for a week or two due to certain circumstance?

It could be okay to stay away for just a week or two due to other commitments. However, it is still important to maintain your diet and exercise routine to prevent unnecessary weight gain.

What are the different methods of slimming?

Medicines – There are usually appetite suppresants.

Lifestyle changes – This involves diet modifications, physical activities and dealing with issues like eating habits, sleep, stress, etc.

Non-invasive methods – they include ultrasound lipolysis, radio frequency [RF], cryo-lipolysis, LASER etc.

Invasive methods – Liposuction, LASER, and tummy tuck surgery and bariatric surgery

How can I achieve a slimmer body fast?

For faster and long-term results, the ideal combination of ultrasound lipolysis in combination with a healthy diet and lifestyle modifications will help.

What is Ultrasound Lipolysis?

Ultrasound lipolysis is a method of localized fat loss. It targets excessive stubborn fat from specific areas.

Is Ultrasound lipolysis safe, are there any complications?

It is a nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia. It is non-invasive. There’s no incision, it leaves no scars and there is no need for any post-operative recovery time.

How does EMS work?

This modern EMS machine will make your abdominal muscle work, even if you’re resting or lying on the bed. The machine makes the muscle work (contract) by sending very tiny electrical impulses that travel on the surface of your tummy only to burn fat.

What are the side effects of EMS?

If used on the proper settings, it is unlikely to give any side effects. Higher or inappropriate settings, can cause stronger muscle contractions and give bruises, similar to when we do extreme hardcore exercises.

What if I already have Diabetes and High Blood pressure?

Then you need to go for our weight loss program or diabetes stabilization program. It can be supplemented with localized slimming. But, the first priority is stabilizing the medical condition. So, if you are in the early stages of these diseases, this is the best time to stabilize the condition.

How long does it take to lose weight loss?

You start seeing results in 1-3 weeks depending upon the methods used. It takes 3-6 months to get significant results.

Will I put on weight once I stop the diet plan?

We advise to continue with the diet plan during the treatment. There is a follow up maintenance plan. Our method tries to change your habits long term based on your likes and lifestyle. Most clients find the weight loss so rewarding and exhilarating that they don’t find it difficult to maintain the changed lifestyle.

Are there any medical reasons for weight gain?

There are a few specific medical reasons for weight gain. We rule them out at the beginning of the program. The program can be started either way, since, whatever the problem, a healthy lifestyle and a good dietary plan can make a difference.

How do I know which slimming methods is right for me?

When you come for consultation, you will be explained in detail the different methods and packages available and what is most appropriate for you.

Can a person start the diet plan during pregnancy or immediately after delivery.?

It is advisable to wait for 6 months after delivery to start any slimming or weight loss programme.

What factors affects the rate and amount of weight loss?

Weight loss varies in individuals depending upon genetics, the BMR (basal metabolic rate), the amount of total fat, visceral fat, habits, lifestyle, childhood conditioning, hormonal status, stress etc. The BMR (basal metabolic rate) not only varies in different individuals; but also, in the same individual at different times. The variation is more marked in women.

What makes DNCC different from other weight loss programs?

DNCC Obesity Clinic has over 20+ years’ experience offering customized and comprehensive weight loss and nutrition programmes, in accordance with the latest guidelines by the All-India Association for Advancing Research in Obesity (AIAARO).

How do I know if a cosmetic surgery is right for me?

Three things must be kept in mind; your current state of health and medical history, desired outcome, and the motivation behind your decision. The best cosmetic surgery candidate is someone with realistic expectations and an understanding of the limitations set by medicine, technology, and each patient's own body.

Who is a good candidate for cosmetic surgery and who is not?

In general, nonsmokers who are in good overall health and are currently at a healthy body weight are good candidates for cosmetic surgery. Those who suffer from serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, a bleeding disorder, heart disease or depression should not consider cosmetic surgery.

What is the recovery from cosmetic surgery like?

Your surgeon will prescribe the appropriate pain medications to help minimize any discomfort. In general, most facial cosmetic surgeries have minimal discomfort post-operatively. Liposuction is slightly more uncomfortable, and procedures that require elevation or tightening of the muscles-such as an abdominoplasty or breast augmentation can cause discomfort equal to a C-section.

What are the possible risks of cosmetic surgeries?

There are risks associated with any surgical procedures. Find out what they are, how often they occur and how they will be handled if they do occur. If the doctor does not openly discuss the risks or admit that there are always risks, seek another opinion.

Is there any right age to have cosmetic surgery?

There’s no “right age” for cosmetic surgery. Treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, nose jobs and dermabrasion tend to be more common for younger patients, while older patients may be more likely to seek procedures such as an eyelid lift, brow lift, facelift or neck lift.

Are the surgical staff at DNCC certified?

Our dedicated team of surgeons, nurses, residents and staff are qualified to provide you with the best available care.

How often would I need to repeat the Botox® or Restylane injections?

Botox® lasts about three to four months, and the treatment can be repeated as needed. When it wears off, you will begin to notice increased muscle action and some appearance of the wrinkles. It is noted that with repeated use, the effect of Botox® becomes longer lasting. Restylane® injections last for about six months, and can also be repeated as needed.

How do I know what size breast implant is right for me?

The decision is based on a number of factors, including the patient's desires, reasons for the surgery and overall health. You may feel your breasts are too small or you may be unhappy with the size and firmness of your breasts following pregnancy, breastfeeding or major weight loss. Also, unevenness between the breasts can also be a motivating factor. Your surgeon can help you make the right decision during your pre-surgical appointment.

What is tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction is a technique that uses a large volume of dilute epinephrine to cause intense constriction of the small blood vessels, which leads to less bleeding, less bruising, less swelling and a quicker recovery compared to traditional methods.

Is there anything to do to minimize swelling or bruising?

It is advisable to sleep in a reclining (not horizontal) position for one week following surgery to minimize the collection of fluids in the face and eyelids. Follow the instructions given about making and administering your cold and warm compresses. These will not only reduce bruising and swelling, but they will also maximize and promote healing.

Will there be any scarring?

Scarring will occur when ever an incision is made and the severity of the scarring varies from person to person. Most incisions are made in areas that will not show, like under undergarments or along natural creases and the scars will normally fade over time. Your surgeon will address this in more detail at the time of your consultation.

What if there are complications?

Special care always is taken to avoid complications, but unfortunately, they can occur. Your surgeon should be able to detect any problems at a very early stage. Should a complication arise, our surgeon will make every effort to limit and correct its effects.

Can several cosmetic surgery procedures be performed at the same time?

There are several important variables that must be considered before deciding to combine surgeries. As with all patients, decisions of this nature are always made on a case-by-case basis. Combining surgeries can save time and money and may be an option for you. However, do not assume this will always be the case.

How long does it take to recover from my cosmetic surgery procedure?

Recovery times will vary depending upon the procedure and the patient. Rest and limited activity are very important to speed healing and reduce recovery time. Regardless of the procedure, it is very important to follow the specific post-operative instructions provided by your doctor.

How do I ensure that I have a safe cosmetic surgery procedure?

Our medical staff is highly trained and has many hours of surgical experience. But it is essential to follow all your pre- and post-operative instructions exactly. You should also thoroughly discuss any and all medical conditions with us before your procedure. This is the best way to ensure a smooth surgery and recovery process.

What are the do’s and don’ts before any cosmetic surgery?

To get the best possible surgical results:

Stop taking any over-the-counter supplements, such as vitamins, minerals and herbal products, seven days prior to surgery. Quit smoking at least six weeks before your surgery to avoid healing problems and serious medical complications during your recovery.

You may have to discontinue taking aspirin or drugs with anticoagulation properties, as they can cause unnecessary bleeding during surgery.

If you come down with a cold or fever, or experience an infection or injury, contact our office immediately to reschedule your procedure and minimize the risk of surgical complications.

Do you have less invasive options to improve my appearance?

Yes! We have injectable dermal fillers that can plump lips and cheeks, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines and restore a more youthful overall appearance. While the results from these products aren’t permanent, they are long-lasting, and unlike surgery, they require no recovery time.