There are plenty of options out there if you would like to address hair loss. Some are more effective than others and yield more desirable results. When it comes to the most effective hair loss treatment options out there, usually that means hair transplant surgery. This provides patients with hair of their own in the bald spot that grows and looks totally natural.

Hair transplant surgery does entail some risks, however, and it’s important to us that patients understand these risks before they undergo treatment so that they have realistic expectations about the whole hair restoration process. Right now, we’d like to go over some of the basics with regard to one potential complication following any surgery: infection.

A Brief Word On the Basics of Hair Transplant Surgery

Briefly and to help you understand how and why infection is a concern, let’s go over some of the basics with regard to hair transplantation surgery.

Hair restoration involves the use of small donor grafts of hair follicles which are taken from the back of the head and placed along the balding areas to create a natural-looking hairline. New techniques of follicle harvesting and placement have allowed for even better results than were possible in the past.

How likely is infection after hair transplant surgery?

Infection is a possibility after any surgical procedure, though thankfully it is not likely thanks to modern sterilization and surgical techniques. So long as patients follow their surgeon’s instructions to the letter, infection is very rare.

And yet while rare, infection can sometimes occur, so it needs to be taken seriously. Thankfully it can be addressed with antibiotics should it happen.

Can infection affect the results of hair restoration surgery?

In general, infection will not affect the overall results of a hair restoration surgery so long as it is caught early and the grafts and follicles remain intact.

Signs of Infection After Hair Transplant Surgery

Common signs of infection following hair transplant surgery include the appearance of pus around the follicles, excessive itching, excessive bleeding, and swelling of the hair grafts and/or donor sites.

Proper Pre-Op and Post-Op Care Prevents Infection

The ideal way to deal with infection is to prevent it from happening or to avoid situations in which infection may be likely. This can be achieved by following all instructions of pre-operative and post-operative care to the letter. It’s most important is proper hygiene, as this keeps the scalp free of possible sources for infection.

Speak with Your Surgeon as You Recover

You will return to your hair restoration surgeon periodically for follow-up visits, but any time you have a question or concern, it is a good idea to contact the practice. This will allow you to get the information that you need as soon as possible and have any potential complications addressed immediately. Being attentive to your scalp as it heals can make all the difference when it comes to the overall results of the procedure.

Learn More About Advanced Hair Restoration Treatment

If you would like to learn more about hair transplant surgery and the many other options available to treat balding, be sure to contact our North Attleborough hair restoration specialists today. Our team looks forward to discussing these matters in greater detail and helping you achieve excellent results that will last you for the many years to come.

COVID-19 Update

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