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Scalp Necrosis After Hair Transplant

Every surgical procedure involves some complications and risks. Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure as well as an aesthetic intervention. Necrosis of the scalp after hair transplantation is a very rare condition. If you recognize the signs of necrosis and intervene quickly, you can limit the side effects of necrosis. You will also ensure that the hair transplantation process is less damaged. In this article, we will look for answers to questions such as what is necrosis, what are the symptoms and how to protect yourself from necrosis. So let’s get started.

What is Necrosis?

Scalp necrosis is the death of tissue due to insufficient blood supply to the scalp. Necrosis after hair transplant is one of the undesirable results of hair transplant. Although necrosis in hair transplantation is rare, a serious process is required for treatment after necrosis. If you do not want to suffer from necrosis and want to have a reliable hair transplant procedure, you can apply to our Hair Center of Turkey clinic, which has an expert and experienced team in hair transplant. Hair, beard and eyebrow transplantation is performed in Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic with specialist doctors and hair transplant expertise. 

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A careful transplantation process is carried out to avoid complications such as necrosis, redness, swelling and bruising. At the same time, sapphire tips are used at Hair Center of Turkey to minimize the damage to the skin.

What is the cause of necrosis on the scalp after hair transplantation? If you are curious about the answers to questions such as what are the ways to prevent necrosis, how to treat necrosis, continue reading.

Why Does Necrosis of the Scalp Occur?

Necrosis after hair transplant, in other words tissue death, occurs due to damage to the vessels under the skin due to a faulty transplant during hair restoration and insufficient blood flow to the hair follicles. After the vessels under the skin are damaged, the hair follicles die due to malnutrition.

Generally, necrosis occurs due to the use of metal tips during hair transplantation, going too deep into the scalp during restoration, frequent transplant, and opening too many channels. In addition, from time to time, the patient’s smoking, drinking alcohol or taking drugs before the procedure may cause necrosis.

As a result of tissue death in the scalp, the scalp becomes black, dark and deep. If the patient is not intervened early after necrosis, the damage may be permanent. However, if early intervention is performed, the necrosis area may disappear completely or the scar may shrink.

Necrosis and crusting are different things

Necrosis of the scalp should not be confused with scabbing after hair transplantation. Necrosis causes tissue death including hair follicles in the scalp. Crusting after hair transplantation is a natural process. The reason for crusting after transplant is the clotting and drying of the blood that comes out during the transplant process. The coagulated blood takes the appearance of crust after a while. The hair that crusts from the first day of hair transplant is completely shed after 10-15 days. 

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