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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.

10 Reasons Bald Men are Sexier than Men with Hair

I’m sure the recent news that scientists believe they have discovered a cure for baldness was met with jubilation by plenty of men.

  1. They are consistent
    A bald man can just wash and go, actually, even better, he can just go. Unlike your hairier variety of man, who can look deceptively different in the morning depending at what angle he’s slept.
    One thing is for certain with a baldie, they guy you went to bed with is the guy you’re going to wake up with.
  2. They are always on trend
    Unlike wigs, crafty comb-overs and hair implants.
    *Don’t even think about it*
  3. They accept s**t that’s thrown at them
    Like going bald at 24. Ouch.
  4. They save the world
    Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Billy Zane…
    You get the picture.
  5. They don’t look like 12-year-old girls.
    Hair-bands, man buns, plaits, pig-tails?
    Yeah, stop doing that.
  6. They have great teeth
    OK, not all bald men have great teeth, but because they are hair-free you are more likely to notice their other assets. Deep blue eyes, long eyelashes, killer smile? Nothing says ‘wow, hasn’t he got a great set of ear lobes’ like a barren barnet.
  7. They don’t hog the bathroom
    Having dealt with the trauma of a receding hairline at university, chances are, little will phase a baldie after that when it comes to appearance.
    Preferable to a man who spray tans, waxes and hogs the bathroom for two hours every morning.
  8. … or clog your shower
    What’s grosser than a plug hole full of hair? Something you don’t have to worry about with a baldie – unless you’re dealing with pubes on the pillow, but that’s for another blog post.
  9. They will never look like Kenny G
    At least when you date a baldie you can rest easy knowing they are never going to surprise you with a set of highlights, a sweeping fringe or an ‘ironic’ mullet.
    At the very worst they might come home with a YOLO shaving across the back of their head, but then I would suggest you had more to worry about in your boyfriend than his choice of follicle topiary.
  10. They are great in bed #fact
    It is scientifically proven that bald men have higher levels of testosterone than those men with hair. Which, simply put, means they will shag you more.
    Case closed, I think you will find.

7 Reasons Being A Bald Guy Rocks

It suddenly one day hits you without warning. A small bald spot turns into the size of a dinner plate on the back of your head. Your hairline begins moving north and eventually looks similar to LeBron James. What has taken place is actually common to most people. Some 70% of men and 40% of women will deal with the disorder known as “Androgenic Alopecia”.

You may be thinking though, “what is ‘Androgenic Alopecia’?” Put simply it is the most common cause of hair loss. For men it has been referred to as “Male Pattern Baldness”. Even as common as it is, some may feel embarrassed, sad and insecure when it happens to them. The thought of never having hair growing as much as it used to be can be depressing.

Fear not!

Just because you’re losing some hair that used to flow like a river and shine like a crystal doesn’t mean it’s all downhill from here. In fact it’s the opposite. There are so many benefits now open to you that you may never have thought about before. To put you at ease, here are some reasons why going bald is not lame, but beyond awesome!

  1. It Makes You A Man

When you see guys have hair that’s grown out and possibly even styled, what first comes to mind? That’s right, they’re just a Justin Bieber wannabe. Who wants to be one of the most hated celebrities ever? That’s right, no one! The more hair you have, the more immature you can be.

By losing some hair off the top you have just established yourself as a full grown man. Forget growing hair on the chest and back, people can see the shiny top of a true man as being a manly man. Those looks you get from onlookers can only mean you just shook up everyone around you as being a macho man. Take it in stride and strut a little if you need to. It will only impress others all the more so.

  1. Women Love Bald Men

If you were to poll completely random women of what they find attractive in a man, there’s little doubt that most would say a “a confident, manly man”. What could possibly be more masculine than a bald man? Nothing! It’s why women will drool over celebrities such as Vin Diesel, Jason Stratham, LL Cool J, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Sean Connery. The only thing holding you back is your self-esteem. By accepting that you won’t be able to have that Mohawk haircut like the one you had in middle school and see how great you look bald, the more the women will be attracted to you. Plus women who don’t like bald men are usually conceited and aren’t worth the time anyway. Being bald makes it even easier for you without even trying in that way.

  1. You Won’t Get Carded When Buying Alcohol

You may have heard from friends how they’re “getting old” or “it’s depressing” when they don’t have a cashier ask for their ID when buying beer at the grocery store. They don’t know what they’re talking about.

Think about all the wasted time you have to spend looking in your wallet for your ID card, handing it to the cashier, and waiting for them to enter your birthdate. By not getting carded you have just skipped all that time of embarrassment. Besides, who wants to openly admit their age to a 21 year old kid working at Kroger who you may never see again? Who is to say that kid is a master hacker and only needs your age to clean out your bank account? From there, you would be out of money and go bald anyway from all the stress of living in your car. Being bald helps you possibly avoid all those problems.

  1. It Saves You Tons Of Money

For the individuals who waste money on hair restoring products this does not apply. Think more about your hair in general. How much money on average does a guy spend for just a month alone of shampoo/conditioner, hair gel and haircuts? It may not seem too much, but add that up over time and you understand how much money is truly squandered for something as foolish as hair. The money you save by being bald could be used to pay high energy costing bills, monthly groceries, or given to help save the dolphins. Who ever said they didn’t want more money? No one.

  1. All Of The Cool People Are Doing It

The impression that many have is that it’s uncool to be bald. That thought could not be more wrong. More and more, being bald is becoming the new big thing. Just noticing the people you see walking down the street, at the book store or at your job will allow you to see how many are bald. Some even choose to buzz their head to fit in with everyone else. So if you feel discombobulated because you’re now bald, there’s no reason to. You’ll fit in just fine and may even be regarded as the new trendsetter in your neighborhood.

  1. You Don’t Get As Hot In The Summer

It’s common for everyone on the hot summer days to find ways to cool off. If you have a full head of hair, chances are you’ll be sweating more than Charlie Sheen hooked up to a lie detector. By being bald, you allow your head to breathe and therefore you won’t be nearly as hot. Not to mention if you go for a swim in the neighborhood pool due to the heat, there’s less worry about your hair being wet and getting chlorine and who knows what else in it. Think of all the wasted effort in trying to cool down and the steps that follow in the process when you have hair. Many will look at you with jealously in the hot summer when they feel like a cooked turkey while you’re still cooled off from being bald.

  1. You Will Look More Wise

People are naturally attracted to ones who are smart. It’s probably due to the fact that if there’s a problem, you’ll solve it. Take any situation that is going on that’s dangerous or could be fatal and people look for leadership. So who’s the guy stepping up and finding the problem? More than likely it’s that intelligent guy who pulls off his glasses and utters “Dear God!” when something dramatic happens. And you guessed it, he’s usually bald. These individuals may not get their due credit but at the end of the day they receive some form of praise. If you go bald and don’t feel smart, just give it time. Wisdom comes in many forms, so in your case it’s a beautiful bare head.

These are but a few ways being bald is truly awesome. The public’s view of one’s who have lost their hair might be sour, but still that should not cause dread. Just remember there are plenty of celebrities and athletes who have embraced being bald. Michael Jordon, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Patrick Stewart and Dr. Evil just to name a few, are ones who are known for being bald. In fact it would probably be strange seeing them with a full head of hair.

So the next time someone tries to bring you down for being bald, don’t listen to their envious remarks. One day they may join you and see how cool it is to be bald.

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.