Baldness often occurs due to ageing, but there is no specific age for it, and it can affect anyone. Baldness in men usually results from hormonal changes, which cause progressive loss of hair. Different treatments are available to restore hair loss, but many people opt for a hair transplant procedure.
During a hair transplant, the surgeon will harvest hair from the backside of your head and implant them on the bald area. This procedure will be under local anaesthesia to prevent pain and discomfort.
A hair transplant is an effective option for restoring hair loss, but it also has certain side effects. If you want to carry out the treatment, you should know the possible side effects.
The side effects
After your hair transplant, the surgeon will prescribe pain medication. During recovery, you may experience the following side effects.
Bleeding often occurs after a transplant. While bleeding is common and usually mild, simple measures can treat the bleeding. However, if you experience constant bleeding, you may need additional stitching.
Infection rarely occurs after a hair transplant, but it still affects some people.
Thinning of hair
Hair thinning and falling out of the hair may occur after a successful hair implants. This side effect is temporary, and your hair will grow after some months. In some cases, hair thinning may occur in the areas where you didn’t have the hair implants.
About one in ten patients experience an itchy scalp in the first three weeks post-surgery. The intensity of the itching varies, but it is best to consult your doctor if it becomes severe. The itchy scalp usually results from scabs.
Scabs are treatable by washing your hair regularly with shampoo. If the irritation doesn’t subside or worsen, ensure you consult your doctor. Your doctor may provide you with moisturising oils to treat your itchy scalp.
After your hair implants treatment, you may experience scarring, but some people are more likely to experience scarring than others. Scarring is more common for people who undergo a strip hair transplant. With proper care, you can reduce the visibility of the scars.
Cysts are tiny protrusions and may become malignant. This is one of the major side effects of a hair implants. Cysts usually affect patients who experience damage to the scalp from hair follicles pushed deep into the scalp layers. Although cysts are easy to treat, getting medical care early is important.
About five in 100 patients experience hiccups after their hair transplant. The link between hiccups and hair transplants is unclear, but they usually last for several days.
Many surgical procedures cause pain, which is also common after hair implants surgery. If the pain is intense, you can take pain medication to help subside it. However, the pain is bearable for most people, and it is a temporary side effect.
Swelling rarely occurs, but it affects the around the eyes and forehead when it does. Swelling typically lasts for only a few days but may last longer in some cases.
Numbness is among the unavoidable side effects of a hair transplant. The average period for numbness is about 18 weeks but may last longer. You can consult your doctor if the numbness lasts longer.
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