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Is hair transplantation safe? What are the risks?

Hair loss is one of the most important problems of our time. The foods we eat are not as good as before and poor farming is one of the main reasons for this. Environmental factors, especially environmental pollution, and a stressful working life are other causes that lead to hair loss.

Fortunately, a hair transplant is a modern solution for hair loss. Although the hair transplant is performed with a local anesthetic, it is ultimately a surgical procedure. As with any surgical procedure, there are some minor risks such as infection and inflammation. It is therefore in your best interest to pay attention to the quality of the clinic and the experience of the doctors. The qualities of hair transplantation equipment in the clinic, hygienic conditions in the clinic and the possibility of emergency intervention are also among the matters to be investigated.


What is hair transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a surgical treatment method performed to restore the hair of men and women. For anyone who has aesthetic concerns due to hair loss, a hair transplant plays a saving role. For this reason, it is one of the most common aesthetic operations, especially in recent years.

Any person who has lost hair for various reasons can find out if they are eligible for a hair transplant after a preliminary examination and consultation. At this stage, acting on the advice of a specialist doctor is very important for people who will undergo a transplant.

You can achieve a natural look about 1 year after the hair transplant. All you need to do is take into account the experience of specialist doctors and follow their recommendations completely. More detailed information and comments can be found by calling our clinic.

Which methods are available?

The number of hair transplantation methods is constantly increasing and keeps pace with the irresistible speed of current technology. Therefore, there can be confusion as to which method to choose. If you want to have enough information on these matters, you can follow our website, our clinic or read this article carefully.

Rather than wondering about the best hair restoration technique, it is wise to consider which method is most suitable for you. At this point, personal characteristics, physical appearance, hair and skin texture stand out. Therefore, it must be assessed what is the best hair transplantation method for everyone. The doctor and the patient must decide this together.

The most suitable hair transplant method for everyone is the simplest, least troublesome method with a short recovery time. In recent years techniques have been developed to obtain the most natural looking hair in the most effortless way. The FUE and the DHI methods ensure that the hair gets a natural look in a short time. Information about these two methods, the most effective methods used by surgeons specializing in hair restoration, can be found in our article.


The FUE hair transplantation technique is performed with local anesthesia. During the operation, the hair roots are removed one by one from the donor area with the help of a micromotor. Subsequently, channels are opened in the problem area and then the roots are implanted again one by one. There is no attachment, so the healing process is quite fast.

The probability of success with the FUE technique, which is especially preferred in terms of the person’s comfort, is quite high. In these surgeries, determining the root density per square centimeter to be applied to the hair transplant area is important to the success of the surgery. This procedure, which must be performed under appropriate clinical conditions, requires an average of 4/6 hours.


Direct Hair Implantation is a hair transplantation method that is especially common in the last 10 years. In this method, hair roots are removed from the donor area with special needles designed for the DHI method. These hair roots are placed in the problem area with the same needle within 1-2 minutes.

With this method, it is sufficient to shave only the donor area locally. Thanks to the microsurgical needles that are used, there is no need to open channels in the scalp. This, in turn, slows down the healing process, reduces bleeding and damage to the skin. Furthermore, this procedure is more expensive because it requires more precise work, and two surgeons have to work at the same time.

What are the risks?

Both FUE and DHI are surgical procedures that require a great deal of attention and must be performed by specialist surgeons. The roots taken from the donor area should be moved without waiting too long. This will affect the success of hair transplantation. Failure to act quickly when planting transplanted hair, as well as not planting at an equal angle and direction, will lead to hair transplant failure.

By examining whether the patient has health problems, possible risks can be eliminated. To minimize these risks, you should give preference to a proven hair transplant clinic and specialist doctors.


One of the most common concerns of those seeking a hair transplant is that the hair follicles in the area where the hair transplant is performed will become infected and inflammation will occur in this area. This can cause the hair roots to die and, in this case, the desired result will not be achieved.

Hair restoration surgeries that are not performed in a good clinical setting, under conditions far from hygiene and sterility, can cause inflammation. Even if the patients do not perform the necessary hair care after the operation, inflammation can develop.

For these reasons, hair transplantation should be performed under the supervision of specialist doctors in clinics with the necessary equipment, providing sterile environments. Also, people who have had a hair transplant must strictly follow the doctor’s instructions. Nevertheless, even in the case of the smallest inflammatory problem that can arise, the necessary treatments should be applied after consultation with the doctor.

Hair Loss

Hair loss can occur after a hair transplant, especially after the second or third week.

Don’t be alarmed because the implanted area may appear asymmetrical.

This condition, shock loss, is a process that must be experienced after a successful hair transplant surgery. This process is important to get new hair used to its place. New hair becomes healthier and more natural. As early as about 3 months after the operation, the hair will start to come out again and the positive radiance that the hair transplant will add to you comes out.

Tender Head and Scalp

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia. Hair roots of the scalp are planted in another part of the head with surgical applications. In this case, channels in the scalp can be opened and bleeding can be prevented.

After a hair transplant, sensitivity, pain, inflammation, tingling, numbness, irritation, itching and throbbing sensation may occur in the scalp.

There may also be inflammation or bleeding on the scalp with flakes. Any sensitivities that occur on the scalp are among the signs of healing. Although the healing process after a hair transplant varies from person to person, it starts on the day of the surgery. Scabs, itching, redness and hair loss are observed within 1-2 weeks. Visible change occurs from 6 months and full recovery is achieved at the end of 1 year.

What else should you consider?

Do you have any other questions about a hair transplant? The ReHair Istanbul team is happy to help!

Thanks to years of experience and the successful operations we have carried out to date, our reputation has crossed national borders. Call us if you would like to join our satisfied customers. All questions are answered by our expert staff.

Fill in the contact form to learn more about the risks of this surgery hair transplantations are risk-free operations and 100% successful when performed under sterile conditions and by specialist doctors. There can be a lot of questions that hang over your head about this. If you are on the site to learn about the risks of operations, it is in your best interest to fill out the contact form. As ReHair Istanbul, we are here to answer your questions down to the smallest detail.

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