What Is a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is a procedure in which a dermatological surgeon moves hair to a bald area of the head. The surgeon usually moves hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head. Hair transplants typically occur in a medical office under local anesthesia.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, genetics accounts for the majority of alopecia (baldness) cases. The remaining cases are due to a variety of factors, including diet, stress, illness, and medications.
There are two types of transplant procedures: slit grafts and micro-grafts. Slit grafts contain 4 to 10 hairs per graft. Micro-grafts contain one or two hairs per graft, depending on the amount of coverage needed.
What is Side Effect of Hair Transplant?
Pain is a common side-effect of the hair transplant procedure.Pain is usually rare and fairly minimal. Half of our patients do not require any pain relievers, and the others take Solpadeine or Pandora for a few days.The pain is temporary and will eventually die down once your scalp starts to heal.
Although rare, persistent bleeding is a possible side effect of the hair transplantation procedure.While some bleeding is to be expected and can be stopped with simple pressure, persistent bleeding may require additional stitching.
This happens in one in several thousand cases and is easily treated with antibiotics.
There is rarely any swelling.it can affect your forehead and the area surrounding your eyes. The swelling can last up to two days and in some cases (one in a hundred) it can cause a black eye to develop.
Cysts generally occur when the hair follicles damage your skin and push deep into the layers. They usually are pimple sized lumps that are mostly benign. They are usually no more than 2 or 3 mm in diameter, i.e., the size of small pimples.
Hiccups are a common side-effect of hair transplant surgeries. 5 in 100 patients are affected by hiccups soon after the procedure. The incidence of this complication is about 5%. It usually lasts several hours to several days.
Some transient numbness is inevitable, usually in the donor area, and generally lasts from 3 to 18 weeks. It is rarely troublesome or long-lasting.f it does not go away after 18 weeks, you should consult a doctor.
Any kind of medical procedure has associated risks. If you are thinking about getting a hair transplant, ensure that you’ve done thorough research so that you are prepared for what may be in store for you.