Hair transplant has surely proven itself to be a blessing to those who feel under confident because of baldness or excessive hair loss. But it may not be suitable for all people. In many individuals, it may have some adverse effects. Some of the commonly seen adverse effects are listed below:


Infection can occur in cases where there is a failure in maintaining a sterile environment. Infection can occur in the surgical site as well as a donor site. If you notice redness or pus discharge etc then notify to your doctor. Don’t skip your antibiotic medication as prescribed by your doctor.

Most importantly, only go for a hair transplant at a licensed hospital. Salons and other clinics aren’t too good with the hygiene and expert factor.


Swelling is common post-surgically and should subside within the first week of surgery. But if it persists, then it should be a concern as it may occur due to inflammation of hair follicles known as folliculitis. Discuss with your doctor about it as most of the time it is treatable.


The scalp can become very itchy after hair transplant due to the ongoing healing process. But it must not be scratched as it will only worsen the itch and may damage implanted hair follicles. It is usually temporary.

Unnatural looking hair

Many times hair transplant may not necessarily look natural and appear as a separate tuft of hair. In such cases, you can consult your doctor who may revise your hair transplant to make it look more natural.

While most of the side effects go away with time, some do permanent damage. Therefore, it is important to only consult specialists when it comes to hair transplant.