Hair transplant procedures are generally safe and less likely to have side effects. However, side effects can occur in cosmetic surgeries, even in the simplest minor operations. Let’s take a look at the possible side effects of hair transplant procedures in this article.
Side effects in hair transplantation procedures may be related to the procedure. But most of the side effects are seen as a result of poorly performed post-operative care. In these kinds of the case, side effects of hair transplantation operations may occur, and even your hair transplantation procedure may fail.
For the first few days after hair transplants, it’s common to suffer from:
- a tight, achy and swollen scalp
- some temporary scabbing
- difficulty sleeping
Sleeping could be hard in the first three days
Sleeping especially could be hard. Your head has to be straight because your head must be linked to the bloodstream, and this may take up to three days. Perhaps the most challenging part of post-operative care is these three days.
It is quite normal to shed the transplanted hair, especially three days after the hair transplant procedure.
You should also put a limit on your exercises because when you exercise, your blood pressure increases and this can damage the newly planted hair follicles.
Other possible side effects include:
- crust or pus drainage around the surgical sites
- scalp pain, itching, and swelling
- inflammation of hair follicles
- losing sensation around the surgical sites
- visible areas of hair that don’t match the surrounding hair or are noticeably thinner
- continuing to lose hair if your hair is still balding