Dr. Pradeep Sethi has a background in dermatology and works alongside his wife, Dr. Arika Bansal on most hair transplant procedures at their clinic in Mumbai. Dr. Sethi also sometimes performs surgery at his clinic in Delhi. Dr. Sethi performs hair transplant surgery exclusively and operates on only one or two patients per day. Both Dr. Sethi and Dr. Bansal perform FUE (follicular unit extraction) and FUSS (follicular unit strip surgery) although at this point, they perform very few strip procedures.
Dr. Sethi performs a modified version of FUE referred to as Direct Hair Transplantation or DHT. During this technique, follicular units are extracted using a motorized device and planted simultaneously. They started performing this technique in 2012 and published a scientific paper in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Science (JCAS) about it in 2013.
Dr. Pradeep Sethi possesses just under 10 years of experience performing hair transplants and has been performing exclusive hair transplant surgery since 2013. He specializes in FUE (DHT), BHT (body hair transplantation), eyebrow transplantation, eyelash restoration, beard transplantation, scar repair and other repair procedures, etc. He also provides medical treatments for managing male and female pattern baldness.
Dr.Sethi has the staff and experience to perform large, densely packed sessions of ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation exceeding 3000 and 4000 grafts when appropriate for the patient. Typical session sizes range between 2500 and 3000 grafts. Large session sizes may exceed 5000 grafts for patients with an optimal donor area.
Dr. Pradeep Sethi use a motorized punch used called the MPCID Marathon typically ranging from .8mm to 1mm depending on the patient and the size of the graft. This reduces trauma and resultant scarring to the skin while eradicating damage to the surrounding follicles. Dense packing typically ranges from 35 to 50 grafts per square centimeter (FU/cm2) which he feels provides an adequate an illusion of density while preserving vascularity to the scalp.
Dr. Sethi uses all the latest techniques including the trichophytic donor closure technique for strip procedures, microscopic dissection and minimally invasive tools to minimize trauma and maximize dense packing.
During both procedures, Dr. Sethi pre-makes all recipient incisions and then grafts are simultaneously excised and implanted into tiny recipient incisions ranging from .9mm to 1.05mm. By simultaneously implanting the grafts immediately after excision, grafts spend essentially no time outside of the body, minimizing desiccation/dehydration to the grafts and improving overall growth yield.
In order to create the most natural looking hairline and result, Dr. Sethi selects only the finest 1 haired follicular units for placement in the first two rows of the hairline.
Dr. Sethi is a member of several well respected professional organizations including the ISHRS, AHRS, IADVL and the ACSI.
Dr. Pradeep Sethi, his hair transplant technique, and patient results were carefully reviewed by our patient based online hair loss community. To view the highlights of this review, click here.
Direct Hair Transplantation (DHT) - Modified FUE
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Scar Repair by FUE
Body Hair Transplantation - Beard and Chest (BHT)
Medical Management of Hair Loss
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