A hair transplant is a final step for many people to remedy gaps caused by hair loss. But the fear of side effects or pain prevents those affected from opting for a hair transplant. But what risks are there anyway? And when is a hair transplant useful?
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure. Although this is rather small, nevertheless you need trained doctors for it. Is the fear of side effects therefore justified? We inform you about possible risks and when it may be useful to undergo hair transplantation. It also explains why the FUE method minimizes risks.
Risks or side effects of a hair transplant – an overview
Like any surgical procedure, a hair transplant involves certain risks. But with the right specialist at your side, they can be kept as minimal as possible. In addition, the risks and side effects of a hair transplant are considered to be relatively low compared to other surgical procedures.
Here is an overview of the possible risks associated with a hair transplant.
Unwanted result after hair transplantation
It may happen that the result does not meet your expectations. Either the hair density is too low, the hoped-for hair growth remains or the hair grows in an unnatural direction so that a non-aesthetic image is created. Failure to match the hairline to its natural position may also result in an unsatisfactory appearance.
However, with a trained specialist who performs the hair transplant professionally, you need not be afraid of an unnatural growth direction. If you follow the original growth direction of the hair during the procedure, you will get a result that supports your natural hair growth.
Pain during or after the hair transplant
The modern FUE method, which is almost exclusively used in hair transplantation, is minimally invasive and involves local anesthesia. Therefore, the pain during the procedure can also be kept very low. A local anesthetic may be a bit uncomfortable as injections are needed at several points in the scalp. The grafts, then grafts, can then be removed without any pain. The recipient areas are also stunned. There, painless transplants can be used afterward.
Of course, wounds can inflame after surgery. In the FUE method, however, the risk of infection is rather low. However, keeping the hygienic standards is particularly important here, which is why an experienced doctor is always to be preferred. The tiny openings that occur during hair transplantation with FUE usually heal without complications.
Scarring may be larger than expected using the traditional FUT method (Strip method). However, with the minimally invasive FUE method, you do not normally have to expect visible scars. However, it also depends a little on your personal requirements, how well the wounds heal and if there are visible scars.
When is a hair transplant useful?
Is it worth it to take the minimal risks of a well-performed hair transplant? Basically yes. But this depends on what form of hair loss you are affected by and whether it can be combated with a hair transplant.
If your hair loss has pathological causes, such as stress or a lack of nutrients, it is best to visit your dermatologist. In this case, the cause of the hair loss must be found and combated. Under certain circumstances, you can avoid further hair loss.