Side effects of hair transplantation

Side effects of hair transplantation

Treatment of baldness through hair transplantation may have side effects that you must know well, such as bleeding, abscesses or scalp anesthesia, and these are the most common effects. These effects have a cure and will disappear with time and you do not have to worry about them, lets review them together:

Important Instructions After Hair Transplantation [Video]

1- Bleeding occurs after surgery

  • External bleeding may occur as a side effect after a hair transplantation and it is usually in the donor area.
  • The bleeding stops quickly and it happens when moving the head during sleep ou awakening time in different positions.
  • To cure this effect, the donor area must be well covered to prevent loss of more blood.
  • The patient must avoid contact with any external body so as not to be infected.
  • It is preferable to avoid smoking during this period because smoking affects the wound healing.

2- Itching (Pruritis)

  • It occurs usually in the first days after hair transplantation.
  • However, the antibiotics that the doctor prescribes as an analgesic do not make the patient feel itching.
  • Doctors advise patients to wash daily the hair with shampoo after the operation to reduce itching.

3- Swelling (Edema)

  • It is one of the most common negative effects after hair transplantation, which may cause swelling in the eyes and in the forehead and it is clearly visible.
  • This will continue for several days after the procedure and may lead to the blackening of the areas below the eyes.
  • To avoid this problem, you must lie down, relax and stop doing any effort or activity during a week after the procedure.

4- Anesthesia of the scalp

  • It is one of the side effects that occur after the hair transplantation process.
  • This condition is temporary for the patient, it lasts for a few weeks and after this period, he will feel naturally his scalp as a part of his body.

5- Infection

  • The patient should first ask about the specialist’s expertise in the procedure and the level of sterilization in the hospital in which this operation will take place.
  • It is treated by giving the patient drugs and antibiotics before and after the procedure.
  • At the Turkish Beauty Center in Istanbul, we tell you everything about it before the operation is done, so you can rest assured. Our team is one of the most experienced doctors in Turkey and has a certificate of quality and sterilization standards and all materials used during medical work are approved by the US Food and Drug Organisation.
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