The side effects of hair transplant

People often rush to make a hair transplant for the treatment of baldness problem without looking or searching whether there is any side effects of hair transplant, whether a hair transplant dangerous.

Easy hair transplant on a patient to a certain extent and not that difficult, but kept simple complications and side effects of the hair transplant, patient must know that he will develop or will be felt after the operation are as follows:

Thinning hair:

After the transplant, you may find your hair looks thin; it is one of the side effects of hair transplant predominantly occurring. It is a normal condition after hair transplant do not have to worry, as the hair will return to the usual thick after a few months of treatment. The transplanted hair will fall month after the operation.


One from the side effects of the hair transplant is an external bleeding, which may have been infect after the operation. The bleeding is usually from the donor area; it is simple and stop quickly. The reason maybe the head movement during sleep. The donor area must be covered and bandaged well to prevent further bleeding. The patient must give attention as much as possible to the transplanted area and to prevent any contact with any foreign body in order to avoid any infection on the hair transplanted, He must stay away from smoking in the healing period because smoking effects on the treatment.


Pain in the hair transplant divided into two sections:

Operation pain and pain after the operation

Pain of the Operation is only the anesthesia needle.

Pain after the Operation:

It is from the side effects of the operation, almost half the proportion of who doing hair transplant does not feel pain afterwards. The other half, which may suffer from the pain usually describe them medications for pain, dealt with after the operation, and continue for a few days after the operation. This will stop the pain.



Itching considered somewhat of side effects that may occur after a hair transplant is rarely the patient feels itchy in the early days; with medications described, the patient does not feel itchy, as well as washing hair with shampoo every day may help to reduce a problem that occurred.

Swelling or puffiness:

One of the most common side effects of hair transplant is swelling or puffiness, especially in the forehead and eye area, this swelling lasts for a few days after the operation. The worst kind of appearance will be on the fourth day. For some, it may lead to blackening eye area. This problem can be avoided by lie down, rest and not engage in any activity or effort in the first two days after the operation.


One from the Side effects of hair transplant that may occur to the patient is numbness of the scalp, which is a temporary situation lasts for a few weeks after the hair transplant.


Very rare, and comes to 5% of patients who doing hair transplant, but it may be annoy for some, and could last more than a few days, may prevent the patient from eating and sleeping well, but as we have said it’s rare side effect, and if it occurred; doctor can prescribe medication to help overcome this situation.


It is also a rare case, but could be from the side effects of the hair transplant, which may occur later, to avoid infection patient given antibiotics before and after operation.


Cysts can appear in areas where the hair transplant, but they do not last more than a few weeks, it is rarely larger than the small pimples. It is one of side effects occurs to some patients.

This side effects of hair transplant are simple effects, it have no serious impact on patient, and can avoid it all by follow the doctor’s instructions and advice and perform regular doses of prescribed medications as described by the doctor.

Impact of smoking on hair transplant process:

Many people believes that the harmful effects of smoking are limited on the lungs, heart and mouth. However, smoking affect almost every part of the body, starting from the brain until the parties. It can be dangerous on any person who owns good health at the foundation, the risk increases for those who have undergone any medical procedure including hair transplant.



Therefore, the patient must avoid unhealthy habits such as smoking. In addition, doing whatever he could to improve his health and quit smoking after the hair transplant process, including maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine activities. Good public health is essential for the healing of any surgery, and hair transplant is not an exception.

The relationship between smoking and hair loss after hair transplant:

Many studies have been conduct to determine whether there was a relationship between smoking and hair loss. The study of Taiwanese in 2007 supported the theory that heavy smoking – 20 cigarettes a day or more – has a significant impact on hair loss in aging men. As demonstrated in 2011, a study led by a physician Bahaman Guerin in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Estrin bag for Medical Research in Cleveland, Ohio that the prospect of more hair loss among women and men who smoke.

Possible causes of hair loss, impact of smoking on blood circulation, chemical substances contained in cigarette. Smoke weaken the blood supply to different parts of the body including the hair follicles, and this would lead to hair loss.

Effect of smoking on and after hair transplant operation:

If smoking affects the people who are in good health and healthy hair, we can imagine the impact that smoking can do on hair weak, which newly transplanted, arrival of blood to the transplanted follicles is essential to keep it alive.

Smoking would affect the transplanted follicles, weaken, wither, and then die before they prove and take their place in the new locations of transplanted areas, Smoking kills it even before it take a chance to grow.

Generally, you should avoid smoking after any surgery, whatever the desire for smoking, because anything that prevents blood flow will slow down the healing process. for this reason insists surgeons and heavily on patients who have undergone surgery to stop smoking in the healing phase after surgery.

Remember that, hair transplant is a major investment of money and time, if you have a limited number of hair roots that could grow; you may not have another chance to do another hair transplant operation. So try to make sure that you will do what you can to enhance the success rate of transplants hair plan, takeoff smoking in the first two weeks before the operation if possible, and not to resume smoking again, at least within the period prescribed by your doctor.

Therefore, to ensure success of growing your hair, you have to look in earnest to quit smoking altogether, if possible