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Hair Transplant Side Effects

In this page you will find detailed information about hair transplant side effects in detail and in a comprehensive way. For detailed information about hair transplant side effects please read the article. If you have been struggling with your hair loss problems, chances are you’ve been reading some articles about the hair transplant costs, clinics, and the surgeons. If you are wondering about the hair transplant side effects, you have come to the right place.

The Hair Transplant Definition

For those who haven’t known yet, hair transplant is a medical procedure wherein the surgeons plant the hair to a bald area of the head. The professional surgeons will move the hair from the back or the side of the head to the front or top of the head. The procedure is done by the surgeon and one or two assistants under the local anesthesia.

Who is it For?

Of course, it is for people with severe hair loss cases and baldness. Since the hair problem is not life-threatening, the surgical procedure is very optional. You don’t have to undergo the procedure if you are not preferring the method. The hair restoration procedure is not a good option for women with a wide-spread pattern of hair loss on the most areas of the scalp. It is also not good for folks who do not have enough donor hair site. Not to mention that people who lose their hair because of chemotherapy are also not eligible to apply the hair transplant procedure. The patients must be completely honest about their medical records to avoid any hair transplant side effects after the surgery.

The Procedure

Put it simply, the surgeon will use a small needle to numb the head area. The procedure is undergoing with local anesthesia so that you will feel nothing. Then the surgeon will remove the round section of your scalp covered with hair. Then he or she will sew the scalp closed.

The removed portion of the scalp will be separated into small section using the high-end tools. These small sections then will be implanted to the affected area. These sections will help to achieve the natural-looking hair growth.

In the area which receives the hair transplant, the surgeon will start making the tiny holes with a needle. This is where the transplant happens. Hundreds or even thousands of hairs will be transplanted in the area. After the transplant process, the gauze or bandages will be applied to cover the scalp of the patient for few days. A hair transplant procedure can take up to 8 hours or more if done by a doctor and an assistant or two.

The stitches removal will be allowed after a week or more, depending on the doctor’s suggestion. The good thing here is that when you apply FUE hair transplant in Drt Hair Transplant Clinic, you can remove the stitches independently without visiting the clinic again. It is, of course, beneficial for those who are living overseas.

Depending on the cases, you might need to repeat the sessions up to 3 or 4 times to achieve the maximum result.

The Recovery Time

So, what happens after the surgery?

You will notice several hair transplant side effects. Just like other surgeries, your scalp may be sore. You will also feel discomfort and pain. The doctor will give you prescribed medications following the hair transplant surgery which include the pain medication, antibiotics to prevent the infection, anti-inflammatory medications to overcome the swelling, as well as the free consultation by phone or corresponding email.

If your surgery is successful, you can return to work a week or less after the surgery. If you notice that the transplanted hair to fall out a fortnight after the procedure, you don’t have to worry. It is normal. That means that your head is ready to grow the new hair. In most cases, it takes between six to nine months to notice the significant improvement of the hair growth. To improve the rate of the new hair growth, you will be given the prescription of minoxidil or propecia which is the hair growth medication. These medications do not only improve the new hair growth rate but also stop future hair loss as well.

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The Hair Transplant Side Effects

Side effects and complications might happen after a few weeks. But rest assured that most of them are minor and treatable by the prescribed medications from your doctor. Some minor hair transplant side effects can be bleeding, swelling, infection, bruising around the eyes area, numbness, itching, inflammation of the hair follicles, unnatural looking tufts of hair. However, these hair transplant side effects can be easily overcome. The good thing here is that after few months you will notice the significant change of the naturality of your hair directions.

Here are some side effects need to be considered


Swelling usually happens in the forehead and around the eyes. If you notice this side effect, you don’t need to worry. It is also normal. This will last only a few days after the surgery. In the worst cases, the swelling appears up to a week.


Numbness is common side effect after undergoing the hair transplant surgery. You can report it to your doctor. But keep in mind that it is only temporary. So, there is nothing to worry.


It is, however, a rare case. Reportedly, only 5% of the patients experience this side effect.


Infections can happen to the patients after the hair transplant surgery.


It is normal to experience the itching in the areas of the transplanted. However, it won’t last for days. Wash your hair with lukewarm water on a daily basis will make this go away.


Some parts of your hair might get thinner. However, it is a normal post-operative side effect. As mentioned, the normal hair growth will happen few months after the surgery.


Some parts of your hair might get thinner. However, it is a normal post-operative side effect. As mentioned, the normal hair growth will happen few months after the surgery.


This may happen to some folks with large veins. Putting enough pressure on the affected area should do the trick. But if the surgery is done by the experienced surgeon, it won’t likely to happen to you.


Pain is usually very little. In some cases, some patients even do not need pain relievers. This will go away days after the surgery.

To make sure that you are the candidate of the hair restoration surgery, do not hesitate to contact us.


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