Hair Transplant Side Effects

Common Hair Transplant Side effects 

Hair There are many complication and hair transplant side effects however an experienced hair restoration surgeon can minimize these side effects. Hair transplantation is a very safe procedure but along with this it has few side effects. If done under local anesthesia, there is very less risk.If it is done by an experienced Surgeon and qualified staff, it is proven that the results are excellent.Common side effects from hair transplantation are mostly includes:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Itching
  • Local infections.
  • Temporary thinning of hair.
  • Scarring
  • Cyst
  • Bleeding and hiccups.

It is recommended by latest and modern science that if anyone is dealing with hair loss issues, hair transplantation surgery is the only and last answer to get back the lost confidence and personality. Most of the time people rush to such procedures without knowing the side effects or complications that can occur. Here are 10 side effects caused by hair transplantation:

  • Thinning:

One of the most common problem of this treatment is the thinning of the previously grown hair. The thickness of hair comes back after few months. This is also known as “Shock loss and “Shedding”. Some people may experience bald loss. Hair transplantation does not change the amount of hair in your head, it is just redistributes them.

  • Bleeding:

A side effect of this surgery includes bleeding. Putting pressure on the area will usually stop bleeding. In some cases bleeding does not stop, the surgeons has to put some extra efforts to stop wounds.

  • Pain:

There is actually very little pain involved with the actual hair transplant surgery, half of the people do not feel any pain and other half take mild pain relievers.

  • Itching:

It is very common to have itching on the hair transplantation area which last for only few days. Using shampoo can relieve this problem.

Itching is due to scab formation and one could have thousands of scabs. Moisturizing oil can also help to reduce itching.

  • Swelling:

Almost everyone who had hair transplantation surgery experience swelling in the forehead and around eyes. It results only for few days.

  • Numbness:

Patients normally report for feeling numbness for several weeks which is common. This is only temporary and it’s not dangerous.

  • Hiccups:

Only 5% of the patients have this problem of having hiccups which can be troublesome. It can affect their eating and sleeping habits. Normally surgeons prescribe medicines for this problem.

  • Infections:

Infections occur rarely after surgery because surgeons give you antibiotics regularly. One should worry about this side effect much.

  • Cysts:

Cysts can appear on the hair transplanted areas. Cysts last only for few weeks and are rarely more than the size of a small pimple. Patients call them lumps and bumps.

  • Scarring:

It occurs only with strip transplants. Keloid scars can be unsightly, if you have short hair. The scars can be revised by expert Surgeon. However these are minor complications or side effects and before the hair transplant surgery, a patient should get prepare for all of them.