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10 Side Effects of Hair Transplant Surgery

10 Side Effects of Hair Transplant Surgery

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Hair fall- Hair transplant gives a hope of growing and thickening hair. But the reality is very much different. Most of people experience a lot of hair shedding at first after the procedure. The reason is the root is broken causing fall off hair and it develops from the scratch again.

Thinning- After the transplant, you may be surprised by thinning already present hair.

Numbness– Patients usually experience numbness or lack or do not sense anything on the transplanted scalp areas. This feeling persists for many weeks after the procedure however it is a temporary side effect.

Bleeding– Bleeding occurs as a side effect that can be stopped by pressing the affected area. In few situations, the bleeding persist therefore it is essential for a surgeon to follow extra precaution and make more stitches to cease the wounds

Pain– Nominal pain occurs with the hair transplant procedure. However 50% of people do not any medication for pain relief but in some cases, medicines for example Tylenol is prescribed.

Itchiness– Patients experience some level of itchiness on the transplanted areas however it lasts for only a couple of days and soothe itself. By shampooing hairs, they can get rid of itchiness easily.

Swelling: Swelling in the treated area is the most common side effect of hair transplant. Swelling usually occurs on the forehead and around eyes. It takes a couple of days to relieve swelling. It is at the peak on 4th In few cases, black eye may occur.

Hiccups-This may sound strange but is true. A strange side effect of hair transplant treatment is experiencing hiccups however only 5% of people face it. The problem occurs when it persists for several days as it can be irritating while eating and sleeping. In case the problem lasts longer, consult your physician.

Infection- However the problem is rare, but it is seen in few cases. Patients may get infections if they do not take antibiotics before and after the procedure. Therefore the use of antibiotics is essential as prescribed by your surgeon to stay protected and not to worry about it.

Scars- Patients receiving keloid scarring after the procedure should understand that it occurs due to genetic character. In rare cases the scars develop as ridges. In case of receiving FUE method the chances of scarring are much lower than FUT procedure.