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Hair Transplant Risks and Side Effects

Hair loss can occur at any age, regardless of men or women. Sometimes this happens due to hormonal reasons and sometimes with aging. With hair loss due to different reasons, a person experiences a loss of self-confidence. For this reason, many people benefit from hair transplantation. So what are the side effects after hair transplantation? Why are side effects seen after hair transplantation? We will answer your questions for you.

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is the process of taking a sample from a certain part of your body and transferring it to a sparse and bald area by your plastic or dermatological surgeon. Three methods are commonly used in hair transplantation performed under local anesthesia. These methods are;

  1. FUE Hair Transplant Method
    In the FUE method, the hair follicles on the head are transferred to the place where there is no hair. First of all, the hair is shortened to 1 mm in the area to be transferred before hair transplantation.
  2. FUT Hair Transplant Method
    In the Fut method, the hair follicles are transferred not individually, but in clusters. It consists of 1 to 4 clusters of hairs.
  3. DHI Hair Transplant Method
    In DHI hair transplantation, which is a direct hair transplantation method, the grafts are collected by the medical pen called choi and the grafts collected by the pen are placed directly without opening the canal.

Side Effects that May Occur in Hair Transplantation

In general, these three techniques mentioned above are used in hair transplantation. These methods are applied to the person's physical structure and individual. As a result of choosing the wrong doctor after hair transplantation and not paying attention to the person; poor hair growth, infected Many side effects such as cysts, painful and slightly watery swellings around the transplanted hair follicles, an unsightly rough surface due to increased scar tissue and unnatural weak hair appearance, edema and bleeding can be seen. The occurrence of these side effects varies according to your attention and your doctor.

Complications that may occur after hair transplantation according to the technique applied:

FUE Hair Transplant Side Effects

Side effects that may occur after follicular unit extraction (FUE) as follows:

  • Rarely, scars
  • Mild numbness and pain

DHI Hair Transplant Side Effects

The side effects that can be seen after direct hair transplantation (DHI) are as follows:

  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Dizziness
  • Infection
  • Mild Pain

FUT (Strip) Hair Transplant Side Effects

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) complications and side effects are as follows:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Sewing trail
  • Feeling of numbness
  • Rarely post-operative pain

FUT hair transplantation is not preferred today due to the high side effects. DHI and FUE hair transplantation are among the most preferred hair transplantation methods due to the low possible side effects and the rapid recovery process. The side effects mentioned above are completely temporary side effects, and these complications depend on the hair doctor you have chosen and the care you apply after the hair transplant.

Side effects in hair transplantation vary depending on the techniques, but also vary according to gender.

How Does Hair Transplantation Happen in Women? What are the Side Effects?

Hair transplantation is usually performed in a single session in our female patients. These sessions last 1 or 2 hours. Possible side effects that may occur after hair transplantation in women; There may be mild swelling, redness and crusting. These are signs of recovery and are perfectly normal. If prolonged redness or crusting occurs, consult your doctor.

How Does Hair Transplantation Happen in Men? What are the Side Effects?

The side effects that can be experienced after hair transplantation in men are not much different from women. Again, as in women, there may be a risk of infection after redness and crusting in the first days. These can be corrected with proper care after hair transplantation. However, sparse hair or not growing at a proper angle are side effects that indicate that hair transplantation was done incorrectly. You may need new hair transplantation for these.

Hair Transplantation at Estetica Istanbul

These possible side effects that we have listed above after hair transplantation vary depending on the surgeon you choose and you. In order to avoid these side effects, you should research your doctor well. Then, you should be very careful in order not to encounter these side effects after hair transplantation.

There are some factors that affect the success of hair transplantation results. These factors are;

  • Skill and finesse of hair transplant doctor
  • The quality of the services offered by the clinic
  • Before and after hair transplant care

As Estetica Istanbul, we work with hair specialists who are experts in their fields and the best clinics in Turkey. Our doctors inform you about the care before and after hair transplantation, allowing you to achieve the hair you dream of with the least possible complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Long-term side effects experienced after hair transplantation are called permanent hair transplantation side effects. Thanks to the latest techniques and experienced doctors, all possible side effects are temporary side effects.

One of the side effects that are most likely to occur after hair transplant surgery is infections. Infection can occur in the form of not taking proper care after hair transplantation and getting a blow to the scalp.

In order to avoid possible side effects after hair transplantation, the right doctor and clinic should be selected.

The side effects that men and women will experience after hair transplant operations do not differ. These effects vary according to the doctor's preference and your level of attention.