Mushrooming hair transplant clinics call for regulation: reporttext_fields
New Delhi: Death of a television executive recently after receiving a hair transplant cries for some regulation in the activities of illegal transplant clinics.
Athar Rasheed, according to news agency AFP, died at the age of 30 after a hair transplant went wrong.
His mother Asiya Begum reportedly said her son died a painful death with his kidneys stopped functioning alongside other organ failures.
Four people have been arrested based on complaint after Athar Rasheed's death.
Hair transplant is generally presented as harmless procedure and young people with balding heads flock to clinics to improve their looks.
While women are always being judge on their looks, the report said the men also feeling pressure to look young and presentable.
Men shell out their hard-earned money to get under the needle to plant hair on their balding head.
As there is no regulation, according to the report, the procedure is often carried out by amateurs self-trained on YouTube.
The procedure costing some 350,000 rupees, when performed by a skilled surgeon, could be a "life-changing and confidence-boosting experience", the report said.
It involves removing follicles from a dense area of hair and then implanting them on balding area of the scalp.
In the face of fake clinic carrying out the procedure, India's National Medical Commission issued a warning in September.