We all have been self-conscious about our looks at least once in our lifetime, probably more than that. Sometimes our weight, clothes, and skin are responsible for our self-consciousness and other times lack of hair on our head ruins our confidence. Balding can make you look older and ruin your confidence levels as well. Luckily in this day and age, we have permanent hair restoration treatments such as FUE hair transplant, FUT hair transplant, and Stem Cell FUE. The surgery comes up with certain hair transplant side effects. Having a clear insight about these side effects will help you make a clear decision about the procedure. Here is a rundown of most common hair transplant side effects, feared by people:
Shock Loss is the most common hair transplant side effects. After the surgery, you will begin to lose transplanted hair within a month that might freak you out. It happens because your scalp is still in shock mode due to incisions, cuts, and stitches. You must not worry about it because your hair will grow back in a period of three months.
People also have a fear associated with bleeding. Although, bleeding is not excessive in nature, but some people are scared by the idea of bleeding during the surgical hair restoration. If you chose FUT hair transplant for hair restoration, bleeding during the procedure is inevitable. However, to control bleeding after the surgery, avoid consuming any blood thinners and follow the post-operative care instructions religiously.
Pain is the most common of all hair transplant side effects. Although you won’t be able to feel any pain during the procedure, owing to local anesthesia, but you will feel some pain after the surgery. This pain can easily be controlled by using over the counter painkillers. Some surgeons also prescribe topical ointments to numb the pain along with oral medications.
Itching is the most common of all hair transplant side effects. However, you should resist the urge to scratch your head. It can damage newly implanted hair follicles.
Each individual will experience swelling after hair restoration surgery. It is a common side effect which will subside within a few weeks. Use cold compressions to minimize swelling and discomfort. If the swelling does not subside within a month, then visit the surgeon.
Amongst all the hair transplant side effects, numbness is experienced by everyone for at least a period of 4 days. It is due to local anesthesia injected into an individual’s scalp. You don’t have to worry as it is a temporary effect which lasts from 4 days to a week.
You might be wondering what hiccups have to do with hair transplant surgery? Well, it is one of the most unexpected downfalls of all hair transplant side effects. Although the ratio of patients experiencing hiccups after hair transplant surgery is extremely low. It is still a downfall which will subside after a few weeks.
If you do not go a specialized surgeon and do not visit the right clinic, you can suffer from infections. That’s why so much importance is laid on the selection of a surgeon and a clinic. Although most surgeons prescribe antibiotics after the surgery to avoid infections, sometimes, they are unavoidable. You must visit the doctor immediately as soon as you sense an infection.
You might experience the appearance of cysts on the recipient’s region. They do not last for more than a week. It is a part of the healing process of hair transplant surgery.
Depending upon the technique chosen, you might or might not suffer from scarring. If you go for FUT hair transplant, scarring is unenviable along with other hair transplant side effects.
It is important to ensure that all of these hair transplant side effects are temporary and hair transplant surgery has endless benefits.
If you are one of those open minded people who is considering a hair transplant surgery in Dubai, feel free to contact Hair Transplant Clinic. We offer a free consultation session with an expert so that you could know what kind of treatment you need. So do not hesitate to sign up for a free personalized consultation session with one of our experts.