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Are FUE hair transplants dangerous? Read this before you get one

Although having a hair transplant is considered a minor surgery, it is nonetheless a surgical procedure with possible complications and risks. With a professional and experienced team, it is a very safe procedure with very few undesirable side effects, most of which occur in the first 7 days after the procedure and resolve without needing any treatment. In this blog, we will discuss some possible complications you should be aware of before having an FUE hair transplant

Although having a hair transplant is considered a minor surgery, it is nonetheless a surgical procedure with possible complications and risks. With a professional and experienced team, it is a very safe procedure with very few undesirable side effects, most of which occur in the first 7 days after the procedure and resolve without needing any treatment. In this blog, we will discuss some possible complications you should be aware of before having an FUE hair transplant

For your clarity, let me catagorise these complications into short-, medium- and long-term.

Short-term (0-2 weeks)

  • Facial swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dislodged implanted graft
  • Folliculitis (over recipient/donor areas)
  • Itchiness
  • Infection (mild – severe)
  • Cellulitis
  • Hiccups

Medium-term (2-4 weeks)

  • Folliculitis (over recipient/donor areas)
  • Itchiness
  • Scabbing
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Shock Loss
  • Cysts

Long-term (> 4 weeks)

  • Numbness
  • Scarring
  • Loss of implanted grafts

Although uncommon, any of these complications can occur after a hair transplant procedure and patients should seek medical advice if they experience any unusual symptoms. Fortunately, most side effects are treatable and do not require any intervention (they go away themselves).

Our goal at Bangkok Hair Clinic is to provide patients with the best results with the least amount of side effects, while ensuring continued care for all our patients. If you have any questions about the risk and complications of hair transplant, please do not hesitate to contact our health professionals today!

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