One of the most curious subjects of those who decide to have hair transplantation is whether there are permanent or temporary side effects of hair transplantation.
The difference in the methods applied in the hair transplant operation causes changes in the side effects. The risk of permanent side effects in hair transplant operations performed by a specialist doctor is much lower.
Regardless of the method applied, there are some temporary side effects experienced after hair transplant operations. However, side effects are less likely to occur in hair transplant operations performed by specialist physicians and teammates, and the size of these side effects varies from person to person.
Hair transplant operation is a process that needs to be planned individually. At this stage, the necessary information should be given to the patient in detail before and after, and the follow-up should be done by the physician and the clinic.
Before the operation, the person’s health information should be learned correctly, the chronic diseases he has, if any, and the drugs he uses should be learned. The most important point at this stage is that the use of drugs such as blood thinners will cause excessive bleeding during the procedure, and its use should be stopped before a certain period of time. Having such information reduces the risk of side effects. Likewise, the patient should be warned about the use of cigarettes and alcohol and their use should be stopped before the procedure, thus shortening the recovery period after the operation.
Choosing the right clinic and doctor is one of the most important factors that prevent the side effects that may occur after hair transplantation. In order to have a high success rate of the operation and to avoid permanent side effects after the procedure, you should choose a specialist, experienced doctor and clinic. Our clinic offers you the guarantee of support in all areas before and after the operation.
What Are The Side Effects Of Hair Transplantation?
There are some side effects that are frequently seen after hair transplant operations. The side effects seen after the hair transplant operation are;
- Pit formation,
- Shock shedding,
Crusting is one of the most common side effects after hair transplant surgery. The channels opened during the hair transplantation process begin to crust to heal within 1 week after the procedure. This is a natural process and there is no need to be nervous. Over time, these crusts will begin to fall in the form of dandruff, which means that the dandruff wounds heal.
No manual intervention should be made on the crusting that occurs after the operation. Since the hair root placed in the canal is under the crusting, it is possible to remove the root in place if it is pulled by hand, which causes the operation to fail.
If you use the lotion and shampoo given to you after the operation and apply the recommended washing procedure, this crusting will dissolve over time.
Although small, hair transplant operation is a surgical procedure. During the procedure, there is some bleeding in the channels opened during the collection and placement of hair follicles.
If the patient uses aspirin or blood thinners to avoid excessive bleeding during and after the operation, the drug should not be used before and after a certain period of time.
It is normal to have a small amount of bleeding in the first 48 hours after the operation. If this period is prolonged and the amount of blood increases, you should contact your doctor.
Itching is among the most common side effects after hair transplant surgery. The channels opened during hair transplantation crust over time and itching occurs during this crusting stage. At this stage, you should definitely not scratch the planting area. If you scratch, the transplanted roots may be damaged and the operation may fail.
One of the most common side effects seen after hair transplant operation is edema. After the hair transplant operation, swelling and edema are experienced in the head and face area. Since the hair transplant operation is a surgical procedure, the edema problem experienced in other surgical procedures is experienced after the hair transplant operation. Edema disappears within 1 week after hair transplantation.
Hair transplant operation is a surgical procedure that must be performed in a sterile environment. The risk of infection is high after operations performed in an unsterile environment.
Infection may occur if hand contact is applied to the transplanted area after hair transplantation. After the operation, the area should not be touched by hand, the area should be kept clean and necessary maintenance should be done. In order to reduce the risk of infection, the medications given by the doctor should be used completely after the procedure.
Rare Side Effects İn Hair Transplant Operations?
Rare side effects after hair transplant operations are;
- Scar and keloid
The cavities opened during the hair transplant operation The appearance of pink or red tissue on the skin is called scar. The same type of raised scars are called keloids. During the operation, channels that are wider than normal or that are opened incorrectly cause scar or keloid scars.
Necrosis is one of the rarest risks among the side effects experienced after hair transplantation operations. Although it is rare, it is a very risky problem to experience. Necrosis is the permanent damage of one or more cells, that is, the transformation from a living tissue to a non-living tissue.
Since adrenaline and isotonic blood flow applied to prevent excessive bleeding during the operation, sufficient blood does not reach the tissues in the area and the tissues die. Such serious risks are encountered in operations performed by non-experts.
Avoidance Of Hair Transplant Side Effects
The first thing to do in order to avoid possible side effects after the hair transplant operation is to work with a good clinic and an experienced doctor who is an expert in the field. During this process, the clinic should give you all kinds of support before and after. The clinic and doctor, who will be able to find answers to all the questions that come to your mind and what you need to do afterwards, will provide you with protection from the side effects after the hair transplant operation.