When it comes to hair loss, there are limited options. Hair growth medications and treatments may be limited or not FDA-regulated. One option that many people turn to is a hair transplant. Hair transplants are a relatively low-risk surgery with the individual being placed under local anesthesia. The surgeon then, depending on the person’s specific problem with hair loss, will use grafts to get hair from another part of the head. Still, like anything, medical procedures have side effects and a hair transplant is no exception to the rule. A worrisome side-effect with the surgery is infection. However, most doctors will prescribe a treatment of antibiotics after the procedure to combat this risk. Along with this, anti-inflammatory and pain medicine may be also prescribed to combat the common occurrences of swelling and soreness.
Other after effects include the hair looking unnatural on the head for a few weeks, and sometimes even temporary loss of the transplant. Due to the local anesthesia given, having a numb scalp in the area is another common side effect and the sudden urge to itch the affected area has been noticed by a large number of people. Other than that, doctors do warn patients of possible bruising around the eyes, bleeding that may occur and a kind of crusty substance that seems to appear on the area. While hair transplant surgery is certainly not for everyone, one must consider the risk they are facing before receiving treatment and whether or not the procedure is worth it compared to other options.