Can hair transplant cause a nerve injury?

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As all surgery, there is always a risk of complications and  nevre injury. But this rate is quite low. After the  operation, some numbness and tingling may be seen.

And this is an expected natural result. Numbness and tinling are generally short-time and temporary.  In very rare situations, this period may be prolonged and it may never heal completely. There may even be some numbness.

Does hair transplant  cause a  nerve injury?

Scalp consist of little nerve tissue. It closes to the surface. Nerve system can be damaged due to small holes opened during hair transplant. And this may be caused partly numbness in the scalp. This is a small risk. It is unlikely to happen.

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Donor area nerve damage

In the are where hair follicle are taken  may also occur a nevre injury . And this is also very unlikely situation. Nerves probably will be regenerated within a month. It will return to full functionality within a few months. During this time, mild itching, redness may be occured.

How we can minimize the risk of nerve damage?

At the basis of these risks leads the hair transplant team.  The quality and experience of the team clear off the risks. When you also make a choice, you need to work with a team which proved itself.  Thereafter, these risks will be decreased automatically.

Prolonged nerve damage

In very rare cases , after hair transplant , the numbness may continue around 5-6 days. We call this prolonged nerve damage. You must absolutely  inform your doctor and you must take mesures. Some additional treatments may be needed.

The most reliable hair transplant

We  perform surgery using the FUE hair transplant method.  Most often the preferred method in the world and Turkey. Provides faster wound healing and less scar compared to the FUT method. The rate of nevre injury is lower in hair transplant by using the FUE method.

The importance of care after hair transplant

The care process performed after hair transplant affects  the quality of hair transplant.  The lotion and shampoo given after the hair transplant must bu used. When using it, it should be applied as you were taught. Thanks to the care after hair transplant, the hair follicles will be more vibrant. Scars will heal faster.

Time of Hair growth

A month after a hair transplant passes with the loss of the transplanted hair. This is an expected natural result. After this period, new hairs start to grow in place of the shed hair. This period is  almost 4-5 months. After this period, either grow your hair or have it cut. The decision is yours….


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