Complications from hair restoration are rare. But because hair transplantation represents a surgical procedure, with it come risks and possible complications. The benefits of using local anesthesia with sedation are that patients usually do not have nausea, vomiting during or after the procedure. Recovery from anesthesia is usually straight forward. Routinely, patients experience minimal blood loss.

One complication may be slow growth of transplanted hair. Normally, you will not see noticeable growth for a few months. A problem that is usually avoidable is the lack of significant hair growth after the transplantation session. This is usually because of poor technique in the dissection and/or transplantation process. The likelihood of this being an issue with the diligence that Dr. Fechner and his team apply is minimal.

Infections at either the donation site or transplantation site are unlikely. Dr. Fechner recommends prophylactic antibiotics for your use in advance of and after your hair treatment to lessen the potential of this issue. He or his staff will also see that you have a full understanding of the care needed for your surgical sites afterwards to insure proper healing.

The harvest site usually heals as a pencil thin scar line. Cosmetically more pronounced scarring is a possibility after hair grafting procedures. Hyperactive or even keloid scar formations have been reported in the literature.

Pigmentation changes are usually preventable by the use of hats and sunscreen post procedure. If pigmentation issues arise, they are usually treatable.

In general, if the hair transplantation procedure is performed properly, the likelihood of complications is minimal.

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