Risks of Hair Transplant

Are you considering to have a hair transplant? Or you are afraid of the risk of the procedure? Just like most of the medical surgeries have effects then hair transplant is no exception. If you are so much into the idea, then you will have to slow down a little bit and read these risks associated with the hair transplant.

Bleeding and cysts are some of the dangers of hair transplant. Since it is a surgical operation blood shed will definitely be present. Though it might be little blood that is shed, some patients have excessive blood flow leading to another surgery to control the bleeding. Cysts also is another risk of hair transplant which is caused by harming the hair follicles of pushing them deeper into the skin.

Swelling and numbness are also other side effects of hair transplant. Swelling is experienced at the scalp and on the forehead. Numbness too is felt during and after the operation to reduce the pain which is also another risk of hair transplant. For those with bad skin tones, they experience a lot of prolonged swelling.

Itching is a common effect experienced by hair transplant patients, especially at the hair lines. Just like any other surgery or medical work the equipment used is very important. If infected equipment is used then it exposes the patient to the risk of getting infected by a disease which may be fatal. Other risks associated with hair transplant include; hiccoughs, headaches, and scarring.

Which method is best for hair transplantation?

Like any other medical problem, hair fall treatment also varies from patient to patient to patient depending on their specific needs. From the 3 most popular methods, each is suited to specific needs and carries certain drawbacks.

1. Follicular unit extraction (FUE): Individual units of 1-4 hairs are removed under local anesthesia and then inserted by technicians. Although it takes longer than FUT (Follicular unit transplant), it is less painful. It does not leave any lasting scars and the donor hair can be extracted from any part of the body. It also benefits from a faster recovery time (1 day as compared to 4-5 in FUT). This is more suitable for covering smaller patches.

2. FUT (Follicular unit transplant): Strips of hair bearing scalp are taken from the back of the head and broken down to follicular units. These are less sensitive than FUE technique and have a better chance of survival. The surgery is faster (5-6 hours as compared to 10-12) and it tends to be cheaper. This is more suitable for covering larger patches.

3. Robotic Hair restoration: Digital imaging and robotic assistance is used with FUE for greater accuracy. This is a faster and more accurate process. Chances of wounds and over-harvesting of hair are minimal and resulting hair cover is better. This also promises a greater chance of survival although this tends to be more expensive.

About Me

When you think about the fact that there are so many people in the world today, who seem to care more about their hair than they do some of the closest people in their life, it really is amazing to discover that a lot of these people do not actually know what is really good for their hair and what they should not be doing to it.

Well I have been working in the hair care industry since I left school and I have grown and developed along with the improvements in hair care over the years. I am now coming to you to let you know more about your own hair and the best ways you can keep you hair looking its best, even if you have none left.