The Risks of Hair Transplants and What to Do Instead

Hair Transplants

According to the American Hair Loss Association, one in four men start dealing with male pattern baldness before they reach the age of 21. And while a lot of people tout getting a hair transplant as a permanent fix, the invasive nature of the treatment results in many complications.

Here are the top four risks associated with hair transplants that make it a risky choice compared to some other options.


The hair transplant procedure involves cutting into the scalp and then stitching up the incision once the procedure is over.

This creates the risk of bleeding if the wound is not stitched properly.


If the wound is not cleaned properly, there is a risk of an infection developing after the procedure. An open wound, if not aired or cleaned properly, can cause many problems. Antibiotics are generally prescribed to patients who have undergone a hair transplant to avoid the development of infections, but one might still arise.

Swelling of the Scalp

Transplants can also cause swelling of the region around the incision. The skin often experiences an inflammatory reaction, causing extreme pain and distress. It can even result in constant itchiness, making the person feel uneasy. As a result, anti-inflammatory drugs are often prescribed, along with pain medication.

Clumps of Unnatural Looking Hair

If a hair transplant is not done properly, the whole thing can look quite messy and unnatural. It’s an expensive procedure and you don’t quite see the results until about a year later, when the hair starts to grow out.

Hair transplants are one of the many ways you can treat hair loss. Scalp micropigmentation is becoming an increasingly popular option to treat hair loss. The first and foremost reason being that the results can be seen almost immediately. It’s also less painful compared to hair transplants, and the chances of post-op complications are also low.

Most people only experience slight discomfort during the procedure and no more than a little redness on the scalp after the treatment. If you do opt for scalp micropigmentation then make sure you’re going to an experienced professional in the area. Sterile tools and high-quality pigments are necessary to avoid problems later on.

Delaware Scalp Micropigmentation offers superior Scalp Micropigmentation Services in Wilmington, Delaware. We specialize in scalp micropigmentation for men and women and have helped hundreds of clients overcome issues surrounding hair loss.

To book a consult, contact us here or give us a call at 1-302-292-0380 today!

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