For example, in diabetics, there is a risk of necrosis of the scalp due to the delayed healing of wounds. Likewise, the risk of necrosis increases in patients with smoking, and drug and alcohol addiction. Smoking and alcohol use cause the blood circulation in the body to be disrupted. The cause of necrosis is mainly due to the interruption of blood flow in the scalp tissue and the inability to nourish the tissue. However, it is not appropriate for patients to smoke, drink alcohol and use drugs before and after hair transplant.
Necessary medications, lotions, antibiotics and vitamin supplements should be administered in our hair transplant clinic to prevent necrosis. As Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic, we minimize necrosis formation by using sapphire-tipped pens in hair transplant. Sapphire tips cause much less damage to the patient’s scalp than steel tips. In this respect, we prefer hair restoration procedures performed with sapphire tips.
What are the symptoms of necrosis?
There are many symptoms of necrosis complication in hair transplant that indicate that the skin tissue is weakened and dying. Necrosis can cause a deep crusting of the skin. Necrosis usually occurs on the back of the patient’s head or in the area where the hair transplant was performed. Necrosis occurs at most within 2 or 4 weeks after the hair transplant. If you encounter such a situation after a hair transplant, you should contact your doctor immediately.
For the treatment of such complications, necessary antibiotics, lotions, creams, or vitamins are used by experienced specialist doctors and hair transplant specialists at the Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic.
Symptoms of possible necrosis after hair transplantation are as follows:
- Severe pain at the transplant site,
- Redness, swelling, or discoloration of the treated area,
- Numbness of the scalp,
The first sign and symptom of possible necrosis after hair transplant is severe pain. If you experience such a symptom, you should contact your doctor immediately and inform him/her.
How to avoid necrosis after hair transplantation?
What you should do to prevent necrosis after hair transplant. Here are a few things you should do to prevent necrosis after hair transplant:
Finding a Good Hair Transplant Clinic
One of the most important reasons for necrosis in hair transplant is faulty hair restoration operations and procedures performed with inadequate equipment. Therefore, make sure that you choose a clinic with sufficient criteria that makes realistic promises to you. Experienced hair transplant specialists do not damage the vascular pathways under the skin. They do not apply faulty procedures such as frequent transplant, opening many channels at the same time.
Not Smoking or Drinking Alcohol
Smoking, alcohol or drug intake is not recommended on the day of or after hair transplant. After hair transplantation, the hair follicles need to receive enough blood supply and nutrition. The use of such substances prevents blood flow.
Smoking or drinking alcohol does not always cause necrosis. They only increase the risk of necrosis. In this respect, hair transplant specialists prohibit the use of these substances before and 10 days after the operation.
Keeping the Processed Area Clean
One of the most important things you should pay attention to after hair transplant is to protect the transplanted hair. After the transplantation, the hair grafts should be kept clean and should not be in the sun for a long time. There is a risk of necrosis if the grafts become infected. In this respect, it is important to keep the hair grafts clean and dry.
There are various causes of necrosis of the scalp. Necrosis occurs as a result of insufficient blood supply to the scalp and insufficient nutrition of the scalp. Necrosis is usually caused by deep incisions, frequent transplant, too many canals, smoking and alcohol use. Necrosis is one of the rare and serious complications of hair restoration. In order to avoid a complication such as necrosis, it is important to make sure that the clinic you choose is of high quality and the experience and competence of the expert team.
In Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic, transplant procedures are performed under the supervision of specialist doctors and experienced hair transplant specialists. Before the procedure, necessary tests are performed to prevent possible complications. After the procedure, the patient is protected from complications with medication, lotion and vitamins. You can ask all your questions about hair, eyebrow and beard transplantation by calling our consultants at Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic.