Are There Any Side Effects of Hair Transplantation?

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Is Hair Transplant a Painful Operation?
2 Nisan 2021

Are There Any Side Effects of Hair Transplantation?

Are There Any Side Effects of Hair Transplantation?
Hair transplant operations are micro surgical operations applied for aesthetic purposes. As in all operations performed for aesthetic purposes, the priority in hair transplantation operations is the health of the person. As with the simplest operations, there may be some risk of complications in hair transplantation. In order to avoid the side effects and risks of hair transplantation, it is useful to remind the following:

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  • It should be performed by the doctor.
  • It should be done in health institutions approved by the Ministry of Health.

Causes of Complications That May Occur in Hair Transplantation

Although hair transplantation operations are not serious vital operations such as heart or brain surgery, they carry some risks as in every operation. The main reason for this is that every hair transplant operation is personal. In other words, different complication risks may occur depending on the person’s body. There are also a number of effects in hair transplantation operations that may vary from person to person. The person’s body structure, body resistance, cell renewal rate, illnesses, and post-operative behaviors affect the complications that may arise due to the hair transplant operation.

With the advancing technologies, modern hair transplant operations are performed much more comfortably compared to the old times and they are operations that cause less complications. One of the important factors affecting the complication risks in hair transplantation operations is the general health status of the person and the diseases he has had. Hair transplant centers control various diseases by taking blood from the person before hair transplantation operations and obtain detailed information about the presence of diseases that may pose a risk.

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Share Your Disease History With Your Doctor

In order to perform hair transplantation operations in patients who previously had heart disease or an important disease such as cancer, hepatitis, the approval of the person’s own doctor is expected. Due to the hair transplantation operations to be performed on diabetic and blood pressure patients, there are some points to be considered compared to patients with normal health conditions. In order to prevent complications due to these diseases, some precautions should be taken before the operation. In order to perform hair transplantation operations in blood pressure and diabetic patients, these diseases are expected to be under control and the necessary approval from the person’s own doctor is expected.

Another problem encountered among the side effects of hair transplantation is that the patient does not tell about the medications he uses. If you have a medication that you constantly use before hair transplant operations, you should definitely tell your hair transplant doctor. In addition, the use of vitamin aspirin or painkillers, which are seen as simple by the patients, should be stopped before the operation, and if it is necessary, the approval of the hair transplant doctor should be obtained.

Another preventable reason for complications that may arise in hair transplantation operations is that patients do not comply with warnings and precautions and do not act carefully after the operation. In each of the information that will be given to you after the operation, the medicines should be used regularly and these issues should not be neglected.

Some of the side effects that may occur in hair transplantation may occur according to the hair transplantation method used. In hair transplantation with the FUT technique, the most common side effects of this technique are that the scar remains visible and the loss of sensation in the area where the hair follicles are taken.

Side Effects That May Occur in Hair Transplantation

There are 7 complications that can occur in hair transplantation.


The most common side effect of hair transplantation is bleeding. This side effect, which occurs according to the blood coagulation rate of the person, can cause intense crusting in the hair follicles after the operation. The bleeding and blood coagulation rate of the person should be examined before the operation. If necessary, the person should be given blood thinners or blood coagulants to keep them at a normal level.


It is a risk found in every operation. It can be seen in the FUT Method, which includes cutting and sewing. There are 2 points to be considered in order to eliminate the risk of infection.

The operation should be done under sterile conditions,
In order to prevent the formation of infection after the operation, the antibiotic given to the person should be used on time and without delay.

Dermoid Cyst

Dermoid cyst formation is a rare condition. It occurs because the channels opened during hair transplantation are opened too deep and the hair follicles are transplanted too deep. Permanent skin cysts the size of acne formed in the hair follicles manifest themselves a few weeks after the operation. In order to prevent the formation of Dermoid Cysts, the hair transplant doctor must transplant the hair follicles to the correct depth.

Environmental Hair Loss

It is a rare condition that can be caused by hair transplant stress. Rapid hair loss may also occur due to damage to other hair follicles in the area where hair transplant is performed or where the hair follicles are collected. This condition, which usually covers a certain area, is often temporary. This complication risk is largely eliminated since no scalpel and chisel are applied in hair transplant performed with the FUE Method.

Implanted Hair Roots Not Growing

Hair follicles are damaged during a hair transplant, hair follicles are damaged by a blow to the head, or hair follicles are not adequately nourished in the planted area. It usually affects some of the regional hair follicles or hair follicles. In hair transplant for wound and burn scar camouflage, it is more common due to tissue loss in the transplanted area.

Donor, Loss of Sensation in the Field

This risk, which was eliminated with the introduction of the FUE method, is a side effect that can be encountered in the FUT method. It was caused by the hair follicles, which were removed from the skin by incision, by going too deep, or with damaging movements.

Hair Roots Extending in the Wrong Direction

This problem encountered in hair transplantation arises due to the fact that the hair transplant planning cannot be done correctly and the channels are not opened at the right angle. Giving the right angles to the channels to be opened during the planting and planning of the hair follicles and taking into account the front hairline will ensure the growth of the hair follicles in their natural structure.