Side Effects of Hair Transplantation Surgery in Long Term

Hair falling is a common problem faced by many of you. When it is found in excess, you need treatments to prevent it. Some people suffer from baldness as a result of excessive hair fall. Baldness may also be hereditary and if your father had this problem, you may also face the same problem. Baldness and thinning of hair are major problems nowadays and there are many methods to fight against them. You get a lot of oils, lotions and hair creams in the market promising you to treat your hair and reduce these problems. Nowadays hair fibers are also available, which makes your hair look thick. Just dust them on the areas where the hair is thin and they will look thick. However, all these remedies are not as effective as hair transplantation, which gives you immediate results. It has come as boon to many people suffering from baldness and thinning of hair. Here each hair is planted on to your scalp and after the transplantation is complete, your hair will look natural.

Hair Transplantation side effects

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One thing you must take care when undergoing hair transplantation is to approach a professional who is well experienced in the process of hair transplantation.  If the person performing the process is not experienced, you may suffer from many side effects. Even when it is done properly, you may still suffer from a few side effects. So it is necessary that you should have some knowledge about the side effects that you may have in hair transplantation and how to deal with them. These side effects may come immediately after the hair transplantation is done or it may appear after a few days or a week. If it persists, you may consult a doctor and take his advice.

Some of the Side effects of Hair Transplantation are:


Generally bleeding is not found in patients who do hair transplantation. But in rare cases it may occur when excessive pressure is applied on the scalp. The wounds thus formed are not very deep and they heal within a few days. So you need not worry about it.


Cysts are generally formed when the skin is damaged and pushed deeper by the hair follicles. They appear as small lumps, like the pimples that appear on your face. They are usually not very harmful, but if they persist, you must consult a doctor and take his advice.


Many people suffer from hiccoughs after they get the hair transplantation done. The extent of it varies from one person to the other. Some do not have much of it while others may have trouble having hiccoughs. If you find it troublesome, you may consult a doctor.

Hemorrhage and infections:

Haemorrhage is one of the common side effects found in most of the people who undergo hair transplantation. This is usually found at the time of the transplant procedure or just after it is completed. You can avoid this by approaching a well reputed cosmetic surgeon who is an expert in this matter. If you go to somebody inexperienced and not a professional in this field, you are at the risk of suffering from haemorrhage. So, always be very careful and choose only the professionals for the hair transplantation process. Infection is usually caused when the surgery is done in an unhygienic environment. You must take care the place and the instruments used must be sterile and clean.


Itching is also one of the symptoms often found in people who undergo hair transplantation. If not treated properly, it may become severe and cause more harm. When the hair transplantation is done, a number of scabs are formed. These are responsible for causing itching. Scabs may also form sometime after the surgery. Usually you can control itching by shampooing your hair after the hair transplantation. But if it increases beyond your tolerance, you must immediately consult a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon and take proper treatment. Otherwise it may lead to infections and other problems. You also get special moisturizing oils in the market to treat it reduce it, as dryness can also cause itching.


You will suffer from numbness after the hair transplantation and it will last for a few weeks. If this feeling is prolonged, you may consult a doctor and take the necessary treatments.


After the hair transplantation is made, you will have some pain on the scalp. It is natural and will reduce with time.


Scaring is bound to happen when you do hair transplantation. Usually it goes off gradually with time. However, some people suffer from extreme scarring, which may be very apparent and often hideous looking, particularly when your hair is short. Previous hair transplantations may also lead to scar formation.


Swelling is found in many patients with sensitive skin and bad skin tone. You can consult a doctor and take his advice to treat swelling. In severe cases the swelling may spread to the eyes and the forehead. Then it is important that you consult a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon immediately.

Temporary thinning of hair:

Temporary thinning of hair, also known as ‘shedding’ and ‘shock loss’, occurs when the hair transplantation is done by people who are not well experienced in this process. All the hairs that are transplanted may not be successful and many hair strands fall of from their roots. Some may even suffer from partial baldness. Shedding is the term used when you lose as many as 50 to 100 hairs per day. It is caused mainly because of the poor grafting done by an inexperienced person. Approaching a professional can reduce falling of hair after the hair transplantation.

Now that you have known some of the side effects of hair transplantation, you can undergo this process without any tension and have a thick mane of hair that gives you a natural look.

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