What kind of side effects are possible with hair transplant surgery? Could your real hair end up falling out?
Hair Transplant Side Effects
Doctor Answers 21
Hair Transplant Side effect
Hair transplants are very safe procedures with few side effects. The common side effects are swelling, minor discomfort, numbness, itching, and local inflammation. However, they are not severe and are temporary. Very rarely a patient may experience shock loss, but this is temporary and the hair will grow back in 3-6 months. Bad design of your new hairline may be a risk factor, but this is easily avoidable with an experienced surgeon, supporting staff, and good communication with your surgeon.
Transplant does not cause hair loss.
Thanks for your question. Like any medical procedure, hair transplant does have some associated side effects, but hair loss is not one of them. Most side effects are localized and temporary and include bruising, tenderness, redness, and temporary numbness near the treated areas. If you're undergoing a NeoGraft (follicular unit extraction) procedure, some of the transplanted grafts do "shed" in the days following the procedure. This is an anticipated response and will not adversely affect your results.
Hair Trnasplant Side Effects
Hair transplant side effects can be minimal if your surgery is done by a good and experienced doctor. But when severe negative side effects of hair transplants occur, such as : infection,swelling,bruising around the eyes,itching and numbness on the treated areas of the scalp , we often supplement a hair loss procedure with medications to reduce possible side effects of the surgery
You might also like...
NeoGraft, hair loss is not a side effect, but is a natural part of process for the success of the hair transplant
Sides effects of #hairtransplant
Very minimal side effects if properly done
Side effect of hair transplant
Fortunately if the results are great, the transplanted hairs do not fall out.
Unfortunately if it is a bad result, the transplanted hairs also do not fall out.
Side Effects for NeoGraft
Telogen Effluvium + Folliculitis
Another side effects unique to hair transplantation besides the normal side effects with any skin surgery (swelling, redness, risk of infection, etc) is the possibility of developing a folliculitis or an 'ingrown' hair 2-3 months after the procedure. This occurs when the new transplanted hairs grow out of the follicle.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.