Nowadays, hair transplantation is the solution that most people who want to get rid of baldness resort to. Hair transplantation has gained a reputation for being one of the most successful cosmetic operations and because it is the only radical solution to baldness. But hair transplantation, like any medical procedure with side effects and certain complications, should be considered by the patient.
1- External bleeding: External bleeding is one of the most common side effects that a patient may experience after hair transplantation. May occur mostly in the donor area due to lying in the wrong position or moving the head during sleep. This type of bleeding is usually superficial and stops quickly as the good dressing of the donor area will prevent it from continuing. Our doctors at Esthcare recommend that patients after the procedure not to smoke and not to expose the head to harmful factors and keep it away from any contact with an external body, the goal of these warnings is to give the scalp a chance to heal.
2- Pain and swelling after surgery: Dr. Aslan Ayaz explains that some pain and swelling may occur after hair transplantation, but it is not worrying at all. Pain is expected during the first few days after the surgery and is treated with painkillers prescribed by the doctor and often with the use of painkillers in a controlled manner, the patient will not suffer any noticeable pain. For swelling, it often occurs in the area of the forehead and may extend to the eyes which is not serious and is treated with medication prescribed by the doctor. (Esthcare medical team recommends that the patient rest and lie for at least two days after the surgery as this will reduce the swelling significantly).
3- Cysts: Cysts can appear in the area where hair transplantation has been performed. This is a common side effect of most patients, but they do not last more than a few weeks and are rarely larger than the size of small warts.
4- Infection: It is a rare side effect that may occur after hair transplantation. Our medical team at Esthcare makes sure that the patient has the necessary antibiotics and medications before and after the surgery to prevent any potential infection or inflammation.
5- Itching: A rare side effect also can be treated and avoided by washing hair regularly as per your doctor’s instructions.
6- Numbness: May occur to the patient after the surgery, a temporary condition lasting for a few weeks after hair transplantation.
Hair transplantation is not a serious and complicated process but may be accompanied by some side effects, as in any medical procedure. The side effects and risks that may result from hair transplantation are mostly temporary or can be prevented through medications prescribed by the doctor so there is no need to worry.