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10 Side Effects of Hair Transplant Surgery

We’ve all been there before – you step out for a night of fun, walk down the street or head out for a day of shopping and you cant help but wonder if the clothes you’re wearing are up to date if people looking at you find you acceptable and attractive. These feelings are normal for any one seeking confidence. But many times if you suffer from hair loss or other balding problems these normal feelings are heightened further.

For anyone dealing with hair loss issues, hair transplant surgery can be the answer to gaining back that self confidence. Often times people may rush to have to procedure done to fix the problem without considering if there are are side effects.

While a hair transplant surgery is a fairly easy procedure, there are minor complications or side effects that can occur so its important to prepare yourself in advance. Here are 10 side effects:

Thinning

If you have had hair transplant surgery, you may be alarmed to find that the hair you already had is actually getting thinner. This is a normal post-operative condition and the thickness comes back within a few months after surgery.

Bleeding

A side effect of hair transplant surgery may include some bleeding. Putting pressure on the area will usually stop the bleeding. In rare situations, the bleeding does not stop so it might be necessary for the surgeon to do some extra stitching to close the wounds.

Pain

There is actually very little pain involved with the actual hair transplant surgery. About half of the people who have the procedure done will not need any pain relievers at all. Most others take a mild pain reliever such as Tylenol for a few days, and that seems to be enough for them.

Itching

It is not unusual for itching to occur on areas affected by hair transplant surgery. Yet, it should not last more than a few days. Using shampoo to wash your hair every day will helps with this problem to diminish.

Swelling

Just about everyone who has had hair transplant surgery has experienced swelling in the forehead and around the eyes. This lasts for only a few days with the worst being of it appearing on the fourth day. For some, a black eye may result.

Numbness

Another common side effect of hair transplant surgery is numbness. Patients typically report feeling numbness for several weeks after the surgery. This is only temporary.

Hiccups

Yes, your read that correctly. Interestingly, one side effect of hair transplant surgery is having a case of the hiccups after the procedure. Only about 5 percent of the patients have this problem, but it can be troublesome if it lasts more than a few days as it can keep you from eating or sleeping properly. If this does occur, doctors have medications they can prescribe to help aide with this.

Infections

While rare, infections can also occur with hair transplant surgery. One reason they do not happen more often is that antibiotics are given before and after the procedure to prevent infections from even starting – so don’t get too worried about this possible side effect.

Cysts

Cysts can appear in the areas where hair is being transplanted, also called the recipient areas, but they do not usually last more than a few weeks and are rarely more than the size of small pimples.

Scarring

If you have keloid scarring after hair transplant surgery, it is probably because you are genetically inclined to have it. Very infrequently, patients have scarring that takes the form of ridges.

SMP not a cure for Alopecia but a solution.

What is Alopecia?

Alopecia as the doctors say is the general medical term for hair loss or to put it bluntly, baldness. They use this term to refer to many types of hair loss including “Alopecia Areata” which is what we want to emphasize in this article in an attempt to provide a clear understanding of what SMP can do for people who suffer from this condition.

So what exactly is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that is localized. The affected area is most often the scalp and usually happens without warning. It is characterized by sudden appearance of round patches on the scalp that can appear overnight. This condition is locally confined to common hair areas of the body particularly the scalp, but can be seen also in eyebrows, groin area, and sometimes underarms. Alopecia areata at least is not contagious.

The medical profession has not really determined yet the real cause of Alopecia Areata but they believe that white blood cells may be causing problems to the hair follicles that generates the hair. These affected hair follicles then shrinks causing a significant slow production of hair which results in rounded hair patches. The stem cells does not seem to be affected though so the potential for hair regrowth is still there. In fact only 10% of people who becomes ill with this condition may never regrow their back. The chance of permanent hair loss is quite strong if the person have a family history or is also suffering from autoimmune disease.

Is there a cure for Alopecia Areata?

We would like to be as positive as possible on this but as you have just read, the doctors have no clue as to what is causing this so a cure is not to be expected any time soon.

There are however many forms of treatments available for alopecia areata and most of them are in the form of drugs such as DPCP or diphenylcycloprope-none and DNCB dinitrochlorobenzene which was proven to be quite successfull in suppressing the immune system thereby preventing the rapid hair loss. The thing is, these medications have their side effects and definitely outweigh the risks of getting worse instead of getting better.

What is SMP?

SMP or Scalp Microhair Pigmentation is the process whereby a Cosmetic Tattooist such as experts from I.S. SMP Philippines will work with you to install micro pigments on your scalp to make it look like it was cleanly shaved providing an appearance of real hair follicles that can feel real too when touched.

The procedure takes more than 1 session as it needs to be treated a second to a third time to make it look real.

Having a head with a look of a clean shaven scalp gives the impression that you still a complete set of hair growing and nobody would suspect hair loss.

Why is SMP a solution?

If you really think about it, Alopecia Areata and even hair loss in general does not affect the health of a person, they are not even contagious. What it affects really is the personality, the appearance, the self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, the self, YOURSELF.

SMP for some or many, maybe a deceitful way to look good with a “fake” shaved hair. But a person with good moral character should understand that NOT ALL DECEPTIONS are immoral. Besides, you are doing this for yourself.

Lying is wrong but we need to be clear what constitute that lie. For example, when playing basketball, most players would do a feint shot which constitute a deception, a ploy to trick the other player. This in essence is a deceptive maneuver. However, many if not all, would agree that this is not an immoral act.

In short, withholding the truth is different from withholding information on a need to know basis. Is that immoral? You be the judge as this concerns your decision to change your life.