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What are the risks of getting hair transplants?

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As with any kind of surgery, transplants have some risks, including bleeding and infection. There’s also the chance for scarring and unnatural looking new hair growth. Around the time new locks start to grow, some people have inflammation or an infection of the hair follicles, called folliculitis. Antibiotics and compresses can relieve the problem. It’s also possible to suddenly lose some of the original hair in the area where you got the new strands, called shock loss. But most of the time, it’s not permanent.

From: Hair Transplants: What to Expect WebMD Medical Reference

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Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Treating Female Pattern Hair Loss."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Hair Transplant."

Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Washington: "Hair Transplantation."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 7, 2017

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Treating Female Pattern Hair Loss."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Hair Transplant."

Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Washington: "Hair Transplantation."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 7, 2017

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