One of the questions that people who want to have a hair transplant wonder is whether hair transplantation causes cancer. Well, does hair transplant cause cancer? Does hair transplantation cause skin cancer? Or does hair transplantation cause brain tumors?
The answer to these questions is simply no. As a result of the researches, no significant relationship between hair transplantation and cancer has been found. Hair transplant technique does not cause any skin cancer, brain tumor or cancer. Cancer is the uncontrolled proliferation of cells as a result of damage to cells in an organ or tissue. Although the causes of cancer are very diverse, it usually occurs as a result of smoking and alcohol use, exposure to radiation, prolonged exposure to sunlight, irregular and additive nutrition, exposure to chemicals such as tar, paint, gasoline.
Hair transplantation is the transplantation of hair follicles taken from the nape of the neck to the part where baldness occurs. Local anesthesia and solutions are used during the procedure. During hair transplantation, micromotor pens or sapphire-tipped pens are used, depending on the clinic performing the procedure.
In the hair transplantation procedures performed so far, there has been no finding that hair transplant causes skin cancer or brain tumors.
What are the possible side effects of hair transplantation?
Patients bleed during hair transplant. Before hair transplantation, painless local anesthesia is performed to reduce the problems that may occur during transplantation. Side effects that may occur after hair surgery are as follows:
- Pus formation in the scab area after transplantation,
- Itching and redness of the skin,
- Bleeding and scalp tenderness,
There is a risk of infection after hair transplant surgery. There is always a risk of infection in any procedure that creates holes in the skin. However, at this point, the clean work of the expert team who will perform the procedure and the correct care after the transplant minimizes the risk of infection.
It is normal to see crusting in procedures performed by piercing the scalp. It is a natural process for the skin to recover and heal after scalp puncture and bleeding.