Hair transplant is a common medical procedure for people who have suffered hair loss. When performing the transplant, the surgeon usually extract hair follicles from a healthy donor zone to the affected area. Given that it is a surgical process, there are a few side effects that a patient may experience. However, it is important for patients to note that most of these side effects are quite manageable and cause no alarm for worry.
Is Hair Transplant Safe?
It is of great importance to first state that hair transplant is a safe process for people in need of treating hair loss problems. Surgeons have always been working round the clock to ensure that patients get the best and safe hair transplant.
But just like any other surgical procedure, there are a few expected side effects. These side effects will be highlighted here below.
What are the Side Effects?
Here below are some of the side effects that you are most likely to experience after hair transplant.
One common side effect associated with hair transplant is bleeding. Bleeding is due to the surgery that has been performed on the scalp.
Bleeding can be stopped by putting pressure on the affected area. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, the surgeon may be forced to do extra stitching to close the wounds.
There is always that itchy feeling around the affected area after the transplant. Itching may last for a few days after the transplant.
Using shampoo to wash your hair is recommended to stop itching.
There is a little pain that patients feel after the surgery. The pain is general and pain killers can be used if the pain persists; otherwise, you don’t even need painkillers because the pain is very minimal.
Swelling of the scalp is also a side effect of hair transplant. Swelling lasts for a few days, maximum of three days after the transplant.
Patients may also experience hiccups after a hair transplant session. Only about 5% of patients undergoing hair transplant experience hiccups.
The above mentioned are some of the hair transplant side effects. Other side effects may include the following:
- Bruising around the eyes
- Lack of sensation on the treated areas
- Crust formation on the treated areas on the scalp
- Temporary loss of transplanted hair.
From above, it is clear that the side effects are manageable and thus no need to worry about them. The benefits that one gets from undergoing hair transplant are far much better than the associated risks.