Hair Transplant procedure Side effects

Hair Transplant procedure Side effects

It is a surgery in which a surgeon removes hair from where there is a lot of hair on a section of the head to an area where there is baldness. The Side effects from this procedure are generally very minor and resolve on their own within one to two weeks. The side effects from the surgery include:

  • Pain  as with all surgeries, major and minor, some pain is experienced. ?Most people don?t experience any pain during or after however, if pain is felt the surgeon usually prescribes some pain killers for example Paracetemol.


  • Bleeding  since the surgery requires the surgeon to cut through the skin of the head and then stitch it up, a patient may experience some bleeding. It is usually advised to put pressure on the part which bleeds to stop the bleeding. However at times if the bleeding does not stop, the surgeon may have to put extra stitches.


  • Infection  for an infection to develop on your scalp after a hair restoration surgery is very rare but not impossible. If an infection does start up, the surgeon will prescribe an antibiotic and 99% of the time the surgeon gives the patient antibiotic before and after surgery to prevent infections occurring in the first place.


  • Swelling of the scalp – swelling is very common after a surgery. It is not dangerous and subsides itself within a few days.


  • Bruising around the eyes  many people end up having a black eye after a day or two of surgery. This is again very common and subsides itself just like the swelling on the scalp.


  • Itching  Itching again is very common and subsides after a few days of surgery. Regular washing of the scalp with shampoo after a few days of surgery is known to prevent itching.


  • Numbness– this is again a very common side effect which reduces itself within a few days.


  • Folliculitis  Folliculitis happens to be inflammation or infection of the hair follicles, the surgeon will prescribe antibiotics to help with this infection.


  • Thinning of hair – sudden loss of the transplanted hair also known as?shock loss, is very common after surgery however also temporary.


  • Cysts  These are very tiny, the size of small pimples and only last for a week. They usually appear in the area where the hair has been transplanted. If cysts do appear, the surgeon will prescribe medicine.


  • Scarring  Small scars do appear, however they are very tiny and are hardly noticeable. If however, you get Keloid scarring, this is because you?re probably prone to it genetically.


  • Unnatural looking bunches of hair  since the surgeon is putting on the hair onto the area with no hair, it may give an unnatural look.
  • Hiccups  only affect around 5% of the people, hiccups can last for a few days which can be very uncomfortable while sleeping or eating. The surgeon will prescribe you medicines to make it sto