Dangers of Hair Transplants

Hair transplant surgery is a very minor form of surgery and in the majority of cases does not lead to any problems or complications.  It is extremely rare for a hair transplant to lead to any major, serious complications.

There are, however, small problems that can arise from hair transplant surgery, but there are also steps that you can take to avoid them.  Hair loss surgery can:

  • Need continuous surgery as the transplant has been attempted too early leading to patches of baldness appearing after the transplant.
  • Lead to hair follicles dying and result in a failure to cover up bald areas with hair.  This can make your hair look uneven and patchy leading to more surgery being necessary to rectify it
  • Result in excessive bleeding from the scalp, although this is a very rare reaction to the transplant.
  • Cause infection.  Hair transplant is a form of surgery, therefore, as with all types of surgery, there is a risk of infection entering the body through the incisions made.
  • End up with some form of scarring, this might be minor or very noticeable depending on whether an infection has set in.  Scarring is more likely to be very slight, and to occur at the site where the hair grafts are taken from, meaning that they ought to not be noticeable. 
  • Make a loss of sensation in either the donor or the transplant sites.  This is due to the nerves within these areas being affected by the surgery, however usually this numbness will dissipate within a few weeks.
  • The skin can sometimes become slightly discoloured due to the disruption caused by the hair transplant.  This usually occurs when you have slight natural colouration to the skin.