Hair Transplant Necrosis

Hair Transplant Necrosis, a shocked African man in a pink shirt on a white background.

Hair Transplant Necrosis

What Causes the Necrosis after Hair Transplant?

Necrosis is one of the worst possible hair transplant side effects. Scalp necrosis occurs when the cells and tissues suffer a self-inflicted and premature death. Although scalp necrosis is very rare after a hair transplant in Turkey, it is still a possibility.

Hair transplant necrosis is generally the result of an error on the part of the surgeon performing the transplant procedure. However, it may also result from external factors affecting the cell or tissue, such as infection, poisoning or shock. These factors lead cellular components to act with irregularity. Find out more about some of the internal and external side effects of necrosis.

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Hair Transplant Necrosis – One of the more serious side effects of using substandard surgeons.

Death of Cells and Tissues

The death of old cells and the emergence of new ones is a common and natural phenomenon which benefits the human body. We call this process cell renewal. In necrosis, cells die without any likelihood of the emergence of new cells to replace the dying ones.

Development of a White Patch on the Scalp

When necrosis first begins to present itself, patients will see a large white patch on the right side of the forehead that runs all the way to the scalp’s hairline. The injection of dermal fillers during a hair transplant in Turkey often leads to the obstruction of the blood vessels. This vascular issue can affect smaller patches of the skin, but in more serious cases it may affect a larger part of the forehead and temple.

Bruising of the Skin

In the days following the development of the white patch, patients may see some bruising of the temple, and a large bruise may appear which will extend as far as the eyelid. In the event of adequate and immediate intervention, such as that of surgeons at top hair restoration centres such as SHIFT Hair Transplant, the area of the temple will appear almost normal. However, scabs on the scalp may still be possible. These take around 5-6 weeks to heal themselves, although the hairs in the scabby regions are likely to fall out within that time. There are a number of factors which can lead to necrosis. These include implanting an area with a greater number of hair roots than is necessary, implanting too many follicles in a single session, unsuitable surgical methods, the inadequate opening of channels and the performance of multiple of hair transplant processes in a single session. However, under the guidance of skilled surgeons in top centres such as SHIFT Hair Transplant, these problems should be extremely unlikely to occur. This means that patients can feel confident in receiving quality hair transplantation.