There is a possible risk of infection after the hair transplant operation. As with almost every aesthetic treatment, there are pros and cons, whether big or small, whether you have Botox or undergo a major operation such as a tummy tuck, your doctor during the recovery period will give you instructions on how to keep the injured area clean. Hair transplantation, especially FUE, is considered a microsurgery application if we consider that small holes are opened on the scalp, and yes, it also has a risk of infection.
Fortunately, there are countless ways to avoid risks. The way to a safe recovery is to stick to the post-operative instructions you will be given. Please remember this, the better you take care of, the healthier you will have a recovery period. Bacteria can be found almost anywhere. We cannot escape it. But with proper care, you can avoid infection. Normally, hair transplantation is a safe procedure, but if there is neglect in post-care, this problem may arise.
Just because your wounds are small doesn’t mean there are no risks. Because bacteria are also very small. If there is a wound, there is also the possibility of infection. Fortunately, there are ways to control the possibility of a hair transplant infection!
What are the Causes of Hair Transplant Infection?
Failure to perform the procedure in a hygienic place
Obviously, if your hair transplant is done in a room where hygienic conditions are not provided, you are likely to get an infection.
Non-compliance with hygiene afterwards
Although you leave the hospital without any problems, you have the risk of getting an infection even at home or at work. We give you a shampoo and gel set to clean the injured areas and prevent infection. In addition, the drugs you need to use are also written. However, you should still pay attention to your personal hygiene and make sure that your environment does not pose a risk to your surgery area.
Touching the operated areas
We often have bacteria and dirt on our hands, even if we don’t realize it. Therefore, to be extra careful, do not touch the transplanted area.
As your wounds heal, there’s a chance it might itch. If you scratch, you will both reopen the wounds, cause root loss, and increase the risk of infecting the area.
Smoking and Drinking Alcohol
No doctor would say otherwise. It is general knowledge that smoking and consuming alcohol slows healing.
Swimming in the sea or pool
Public beaches contain a large number of bacteria that can easily cause infection. Pools contain chemicals that can damage your follicles. You should stay away from the pool and the sea until the wounds heal.
How is a hair transplant infection diagnosed?
Recognizing the signs of a hair transplant infection can be a little difficult. Patients may be a little confused as there are similarities between healing and infection. Pay attention to the swelling, the color of the area, the severity of itching, and call us if these symptoms, which are not considered “normal”, do not go away in about a week.
How Can Infection Possibility Be Prevented?
If there is a wound, there may also be an infection. Frankly, we don’t want it to slow down that and your recovery. It is also useful to say this: the probability of infection in hair transplantation is around 1%, but I still care about the following:
As long as you follow the given instructions, we hope you will not have any problems and have a smooth recovery.