Weave your hair to cover that bald patch: Bani Anand

Hair loss and balding is a major concern, especially amongst youngsters. Multiple therapies prevail, each offering a magic cure. But how many are actually effective is questionable. Ms. Bani Anand Founder and Managing Director of Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic speaks at length about hair loss, premature baldness and hair weaving as an option to address permanent hair loss.


  1. Baldness or loss of hair has become an increasingly common phenomenon today. People look to various treatments or therapies to try and cure this disease. Hair weaving is one such treatment. Can you tell us a little bit about this method – what it is and how it works?


Hair weaving is essentially the addition of hair to one’s scalp to cover baldness or bald spots in which case hair would be added to one’s existing natural hair. The added hair can be synthetic in nature or human. Human hair is cut and collected from other individuals and then processed and marketed. In cases wherein the patient still has hair on his head, a track is prepared with the existing hair, then reinforced with a medicated thread and used as a base to weave the hairpiece which is of the same colour, density and thickness as the original hair.This is how the process of hair weaving works. The hairpiece is then cut and styled based on the inputs and requirements of the patient. The entire procedure would typically involve visits to the centre every 2 months, depending on how fast the hair of the patient grows.

  1. Is this a permanent solution?


Under the hair weaving treatment, the hair pieces are woven onto corn row made on the scalp. Hair weaving is therefore not a permanent solution to hair loss. Patients have to visit the technician once in

2-3 months.


  1. Does hair weaving give rise to skin problems?

If your skin is very sensitive, than you might get itching otherwise 99% of patients have no skin problem. Hair weaving remains to be a popular method because it provides an immediate solution to balding, unlike other medical therapies like hair transplant wherein results take about seven months to show. Hair weaving is also much cheaper than hair transplant and the quality of hair match and technique has become much better over the years.


  1. How much does the procedure cost? Is it affordable?

 Cost of hair weaving can range around Rs 10000 to 200000 approximately depending upon the methods chosen, volume of hair to be weaved and other miscellaneous factors.



Hairline Launches LaserBand 82 for hair growth

Bangalore, May 28, 2016: LaserBand 82, the latest innovation for the stimulation of hair growth, has been launched by Hairline as the constituent device of the Anagen Treatment. It is a hands-free medical laser device which serves as a primary function of delivering laser light to nourish, energize, and revitalize your hair follicles and ultimately regrow your hair. The device comprises of 82 medical grade lasers and hair parting teeth, which parts your hair during treatment for maximum laser light delivery to your hair follicles. 

The Anagen treatment has been constructed with the purpose of treating pattern baldness caused either due to hereditary factors or due to the Androgenetic Alopecia. Furthermore, it is designed to promote hair growth in males who have Norwood Hamilton Classifications of IIa to V, in females who have Ludwig (Savin) I-4, II-1, II-2, and in both who have Fitzpatrick skin types I to IV.

How it works:

The Anagen treatment involves a laser device which transfers laser energy at a controlled wavelength to stimulate and rejuvenate hair follicles producing healthy hair. It works to invigorate hair by increasing the production of cellular energy of the cells and increasing microcirculation. Studies show that with regular treatment, patients can expect to see the growth of thicker and shinier hair in 16 weeks.

What to expect in the stages of the Anagen treatment:

In the initial 8 weeks, patients witness a livelier, more manageable and healthy feel throughout their scalp. One may also note the decrease in hairfall and itchiness of scalp, along with a more vibrant shine.  These are some of the early indicators that the treatment is having a positive effect.

Between 8 to 12 weeks, patients begin to observe noticeable hair growth, starting with the sprouting of ‘peach fuzz’ like hairs from the scalp. Another indicator is the general thickening of the hair. Manageability and hair shine are other factors to determine that the therapy is working for you. Patients observe a significant increase in both these areas.

During weeks 12 to 20 patients experience the full benefits, or the fruits of the treatment. This includes drastic reduction in hair loss, and significant growth of hair. In most cases, patients require a minimum of 12 weeks to begin to experience full benefits.

It however may be difficult to actually witness hair growth on your head, and it is therefore recommended that one appoints or seeks a dermatologist to look into his/her scalp to recognize the new growth.



RENAULT selection is a valuable platform for customers interested in buying, selling and exchanging certified pre-owned cars of all brandsRENAULT selection also serves as an ideal choice for customers wanting to sell multi-brand used cars in exchange for a brand new Renault carLaunched at a state-of-the-art facility in Bengaluru today; will expand across the country over the next 2 years



Bengaluru, 26th May 2016: Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive companies in India, announced the launch of RENAULT selection in Bengaluru today with the inauguration of a state-of-the-art facility – RENAULT selection Whitefield. RENAULT selection is the pre-owned car brand of Renault India which provides customers a transparent and reliable platform for customers interested in buying, selling and exchanging certified pre-owned cars of all brands with optimum deals on finance, insurance, warranty and Road Side Assistance (RSA). Through this business vertical, Renault will also cater to customers wanting to sell multi-brand used cars in exchange for a brand new Renault car.


Renault made the announcement today, with its partner Trident Auto at its facility located in Whitefield. The state- of-the-art multi-brand pre-owned car outlet is spread over 21,000 square feet, which facilitates sale, purchase and exchange of both Renault and non-Renault branded vehicles. The facility can accommodate 100 cars at any point in time, giving customers complete freedom of choice.



Speaking on the launch of the RENAULT selection in Bengaluru, Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India, said, “Renault is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy in India and we are entering new businesses in the automotive space, to best serve the Indian customer. The pre-owned car market in India has steadily gained momentum over the past decade, spurred by new model launches, quicker upgradation cycles by customers and rising income levels. There are several customers looking for a value purchase in the pre-owned car market, with an experience that provides complete peace of mind. There are also numerous customers who want a trustworthy platform to sell cars, or exchange it to buy a new Renault vehicle. With RENAULT selection we will address these needs, by offering customers the best quality of multi-brand pre-owned cars, as well as Renault’s segment defining products.”


RENAULT selection Whitefield is located at Narayanpura Village, K R Puram and it offers a world- class showroom designed to provide a superior buying experience. On display will be a wide choice of multi-brand cars and Renault’s range of certified pre-owned cars. Each certified car is put through 199 quality checks, which authenticates the vehicle condition along with accompanying documents to offer customers complete peace of mind. All the certified vehicles get covered with warranty of upto 1 Year or 20,000KM with cashless warranty claims available at over 1,000 authorised workshops in India. The warranty comes with 24X7 Road Side Assistance (RSA) for the same period.





The pre-owned car market is getting increasingly organized and has immense potential. Through RENAULT selection, Renault will help most of the first-time car buyers fulfil their dream of owning a car. It will also serve existing Renault customers wanting to buy a new Renault car, to exchange/upgrade his vehicle under one-roof.


“Estimates suggest that the pre-owned car market is nearly 3 times the size of new car volumes in Western Europe, UK and US. In India, the used car market is already more than the new car volume and it is estimated to reach twice the size of the new car market within the next 5 years. Given this, RENAULT selection, will play an important role in building the Renault brand in India,” added Mr. Sawhney.


RENAULT Selection will start operations in India with 4 facilities planned in Bangalore, Jaipur, Nagpur and Chandigarh. These state-of-the-art outlets shall offer a wide choice of certified multi-brand vehicles to customers, along with warranty and RSA and an unmatched customer experience. Renault will expand the foot print of RENAULT selection to all significant markets in the coming years. 


Together with its progressive product portfolio expansion strategy to drive volumes in India, Renault is substantially increasing its sales and network reach in India. With significant steps on product, network and the brand, Renault is truly ready for the next phase of growth in India. Renault India was aiming to achieve a market share of 5% by 2017, but basis the huge demand for its models, the company is confident to reach the target by the end of 2016- a clear testimony of its rapidly growing success in India.

The Brigade Schools emerge with 100% results in ICSE

The Brigade Schools recognizes the fact that if the mind has to be alert then it needs the body to be active and healthy as well.


Bangalore, 07 May 2016: The students of The Brigade School @ Malleswaram and The Brigade School @ Whitefield have emerged with 100 percent results, all in the first class category.

Anushka Poola scored 93.2% and was the school topper. She is not only brilliant in academics but is also a fierce debater and athlete. Intra School sports have seen her walk away with prizes for swimming, shot-put and long jump. Anushka says she believes that her co-curricular activities helped her concentrate on her studies and achieve outstanding results. Her studying pattern comprised doing her homework with diligence and a hundred percent concentration a month prior to the exam.

Shaurya Soni of The Brigade School @ Whitefield has been with the school since its inception. He scored a brilliant 93.17%. Along with his academic brilliance Shaurya excels on the sports field too. An all-rounder, Shaurya is an excellent swimmer and footballer. He also participates in debates, plays and athletics. Shaurya has shown us that a balance of academics and co-curricular activities guarantees success.

Gestational diabetes on the rise, docs blame obesity and bad diet

At least 15% expectant mums in B’luru are diabetic: study

Bengaluru: A 27 -year-old woman admitted to hospital pre-delivery had to undergo a complicated caesarean as she had gestational diabetes. The baby weighed 4.3 kg. The situation was tougher for a 31-year-old with gestational diabetes. She had to undergo a caesarean surgery and the baby was born with shoulder dystocia which causes injury to neck of the infant during delivery.

City gynaecologists report a higher incidence of pregnancyinduced diabetes, or gestational diabetes, among young women in urban areas mostly due to undisciplined lifestyle, improper diet and lack of exercise before and during pregnancy. “The diabetes that women get in the sixth month of pregnancy is called gestational diabetes. Usually when pregnant women come for treatment we check for blood sugar and ask them to follow a certain diet and exercise. Also, pregnant women should not have sweets regularly. This pregnancy-induced diabetes is seen more in urban areas compared to rural areas,” said Dr Shubha Rama Rao, head of OBG department at St Martha’s Hospital. She sees at least 20 to 25 expecting mothers with gestational diabetes out of the 250 patients who visit her every week. Another 25% are inflicted with known diabetes, she added.

A recent study in Bengaluru by the Asian Research and Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST) found more than 15% of pregnant women affected by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), even without a diabetic family history in case of some patients.

Dr Shubha Rama Rao, added “Indian population is more prone to diabetes which makes it one of the primary causes for gestational diabetes. Fat acts as a natural insulin resistant which increases the risk of diabetes, so obese women are more prone to GDM. Risks of GDM increases with age, so it is advised to conceive by late 20s or early 30s. Also, those with polycystic ovaries have greater chance of acquiring gestational diabetes.”

She further said, “We always ask expected mothers to go for a single-step blood sugar test immediately after conceiving and another mid pregnancy, after 5 to 6 months of conceiving. If it’s not controlled, 30% of women affected by GDM tend tow develop type 2 or adult diabetes.”

Dr Vidya Desai Mohan, senior gynaecologist at Manipal Hospitals, said, “The hormonal changes in the body make pregnant women easily get diabetes. Women who have the tendency to get diabetes or who are in the borderline will get diabetes easily at this juncture. If they don’t change their lifestyle, particularly their diet, it may become uncontrolled. In the last decade there has been a significant increase in the cases of pregnancy induced diabetes.”

The risk is huge, she said adding that such babies are usually born obese or may develop obesity later. If diabetes is not controlled, there is a chance of the woman giving birth to a large baby. Sometimes the shoulder of the baby would be large which will increase the chances of C section deliveries. “If the mother has high blood sugar level, the newborn may develop RDS (Respiratory distress syndrome). Such babies have to be kept in NICU care or ventilation,” she added.