Hair transplantation is an application under the skin and in general transplant can develop a very rare infection. Because antibiotics will be used after the procedure, the Infection after hair transplant does not develop in large sizes. The probability of infection being very small or superficial is around 2%. Hair transplant in the area of both the reception area and the transplanted area of thousands of points of skin injury, that is, thousands of points in the microbes can enter the hole is formed. Because of the very good blood circulation of the scalp, microbes enter from here and become inflamed, and the probability that this inflammation will spread is not very common, but it can be.
Can hair transplants cause infections?
Yes, they can lead to infections. Unhygienic circumstances are the major source of infections throughout a hair transplant process and after a hair transplant operation. This usually indicates that the source or transplant site is contaminated. Infection from hair transplants can be very problematic, damaging the surgery’s outcome as well as your overall health and well-being. Infection can detract from the overall appearance of the recovered hairline, necessitating further hair transplant operations. Severe and unattractive scars, as well as inadequate hair development, might occur in the donor location. Be sure to keep your scalp sanitary and stay away from the circumstances that might lead to contamination.
What does hair transplant infection look like?
During hair transplantation, the skin is injured at thousands of points both in the receiving area and in the planting area, so a hole is formed at thousands of points where microbes can enter. Due to the good blood supply of the scalp, the possibility of microbes entering and inflaming and spreading of this inflammation is not very common, but when it does, a very difficult process awaits you
How can I prevent infection after hair transplant?
As a precaution, antibiotics are usually started after surgery, although the antibiotic is partially protected, there is no absolute protection function. For a more effective measure, a soft shampoo with as much germ-killing effect as possible and a harmless moisturizer with as much germ-killing effect should be used in post-procedure washing. If possible, you can postpone going out for a while to avoid Infection after hair transplant. Protect hair from contact with liquid. It will be better not to enter places such as bathrooms, showers, saunas. Be careful not to hurt your head. Contact should be made immediately in case of possible bleeding or bruising. Pigment change, which is one of the rare side effects of hair transplant, occurs completely due to the patient. It occurs because the patient does not show the necessary care and sensitivity in accordance with the recommendations made to him after the hair transplant process. Here, the main factor that causes pigment change is that the patient does not adequately protect the area where the hair was planted from the sun in the first month after the hair transplant process. In operation, the hair transplant surgeon will be able to remove the hair from the scalp.
How do I know if my hair transplant is infected?
Although crusting is an expected effect of the hair transplant operation, it is important to know that inflammation in the donor area or the transplant area is not an expected effect. This is because this situation has devastating effects on the possibility of attachment of the transplanted hairs. Thanks to the technological developments in surgical techniques, the risk of infection after hair transplantation is very low. In this regard, a study on complications that may occur after a hair transplant operation found that only 1.3% of patients had excessive bleeding and inflammation. The main cause of Infection after hair transplant is that the donor area or the transplanted area is not clean and thus comes into contact with bacteria.
How do you treat an infected hair transplant?
If Infection after hair transplant occurs, you can treat it using the creams and shampoos recommended by the doctor. You should use antibiotics to reduce your risk of infection. Of course, when doing this, the medications recommended by the doctor should be preferred. The hair follicles transplanted at night while sleeping should not touch the head of the bed, quilt or pillow and should not be damaged. It is recommended to use a hard and small pillow for this. You can lie on your back on the nape of the neck. Lying prone is not recommended for two weeks as it increases the risk of the planting area coming into contact with the pillow or mattress. In addition, it should be preferred to wear open front clothes such as shirts, cardigans, and zippered sweaters for 2 weeks; tight clothes such as t-shirts, turtlenecks, and singlets should not be worn in order not to damage the planting area from the head area. In other words, there should be no contact with the transplanted area for 2 weeks, any possible contact may damage the transplanted hair follicle and we may lose that hair follicle.