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Hair transplants are now common in the United States, but there are some serious risks involved, according to experts.
Hair transplanted on a scalp can cause the scalp to swell and become very inflamed, as well as cause hair to grow more slowly.
Hair transplantation on the head can cause a lot of damage, particularly in children.
And if a transplant goes horribly wrong, you could be left with an infected head, hair loss and, in some cases, death.
Frankfurt’s chief of dermatology and dermatology specialist Dr. Jochen Hoch says he’s seen hair transplants that went wrong before.
“The scalp gets inflamed,” he said.
“And the infection can lead to a lot more damage to the scalp than with the head.”
Dr. Hoch also said that while the scalp does become inflamed and can make it difficult to get rid of, he doesn’t think hair transplanting on the scalp can be dangerous.
“If you do it in a small area, you can’t do any damage,” he explained.
But not everyone agrees.
Dr. Peter Brouwer, a specialist in the department of dermatological surgery at the University of Wisconsin, says hair transplant surgery can cause damage to a scalp.
Hair transplants have been performed on a number of celebrities, including Madonna and the Beatles, Dr. Brouher told CBC News.
“I have seen some of the most severe cases,” he told CBC.
For some people, a transplant could lead to more damage than the scalp, because it will make the scalp grow faster.
And if a hair transplant doesn’t go well, you may need to remove the entire head of the scalp in order to get hair back.
If you or someone you know needs hair transplanted, contact the Hair Transplant Foundation.