Bleeding after hair transplantation

Bleeding after hair transplantation

Patients who leave the hospital after a hair transplant remain alone with some worries during the healing process. Bleeding after a hair transplant is one of them.

Bleeding after hair transplantation is an unexpected situation, but many patients experience it from time to time.

Types of bleeding after hair transplant

The body structure and metabolism of each person is different. This influences and varies from the hair structure to the blood clotting rate and affects the person. While some people experience bleeding after a hair transplant, many people do not experience such a problem. However, this should not immediately mean that it is a problem and that one should be concerned.

Bleeding can occur in several ways after hair transplantation.

1. bleeding in the area of the dressing change

2. bleeding of the transplanted area due to impact

3. bleeding under the skin after hair transplant

1. bleeding in the area of the dressing change:

After hair transplantation, the area where the new hair roots are transplanted is left open, while the neck area, which is the donor area, is dressed with medical bandages.

  • After a hair transplantation, slight bleeding may occur in the bandage area.
  • The bandage area can take on a light yellow to light red colour from the medication and body fluids.
  • Slight bleeding in the bandaged area reduces the likelihood of swelling in the facial area, as the bleeding in the bandaged area indicates that the edema is not in the face but in the neck.
  • Hair transplantation using the FUE method does not usually cause serious bleeding in the connected areas. If you believe that you are facing such a situation, it is imperative that you inform your doctor.

The healing process of wounds in the connected area takes about 3-4 days.

At the end of this process, the bandages are removed by the hair transplant center.

Attention! For the FUT method, which is currently rarely used, a doctor must be consulted as bleeding from the donor area may indicate a serious problem, such as the suture has come loose or the wounded area has opened.

2. bleeding at the hair roots after a hair transplant

It’s a problem, especially in people whose blood clotted badly. In order to avoid this problem, the blood clotting rate is controlled by pre-tests and, if necessary, the blood clotting rate is balanced with various drugs.

Nevertheless, bleeding at the hair roots can occasionally occur. Slight bleeding in the hair roots and the clotting of these bleedings are considered normal.

If bleeding in the hair roots occurs after the transplant, the following points should be observed.

  • Inform your doctor
  • Let the blood dry
  • Do not wipe off the blood, as there may be pressure on the hair root.
  • Do not scratch the bleeding follicle hair roots
  • Never use your fingernails to remove dried blood or crusts.
  • Avoid blood thinners like aspirin.
  • Do not take any medication without consulting your doctor.
  • If bleeding increases and becomes continuous after a hair transplant, be sure to see your doctor.


For detailed information about redness and its causes after hair transplantation, you can read the following article

”What is redness after hair transplantation?’’


3. bleeding of the transplant area due to bumps:

The greatest enemy of hair transplantation is the bumping of the transplanted area. This area requires the greatest attention, but after hair transplantation, the person may sometimes accidentally bump into the transplanted area.

  • In such a case, you must be careful not to bump the area a second time or apply pressure while you are looking at what happened.
  • Call your doctor and report the situation.
  • It is normal for hair roots to show ”slight bleeding” after the impact.
  • Wiping away the bleeding in the area of impact may cause pressure to be applied to the area. If necessary, have this procedure performed at a hospital.
  • Please note that depending on the severity of the impact, you may have to undergo a medical examination.
  • It is not immediately clear whether the hair root is damaged after impact or pressure. In such cases it is necessary to observe the area carefully and wait until the hair strands grow.


The first week after the hair transplantation is especially important.

To avoid problems after hair transplantation, you can read the following article.

Things to consider in the first week after a hair transplant


4. bleeding under the skin after hair transplant:

Bleeding of this kind after hair transplantation is rare, but when it occurs it worries patients. Accumulations of blood, especially in the forehead, such as slight bruising under the skin, may occur spontaneously in some cases, but usually require simple treatment. If you experience such bleeding after a hair transplant, you should consult a doctor.

  • Do not apply pressure to the subcutaneous area where bleeding occurs after hair transplantation.
  • Inform your doctor and go for an examination.
  • Regularly apply the small treatment that your doctor will give you.
  • Usually such bleeding will stop after a small treatment.

Remember that you can ask your doctor if you have problems that make you feel anxious and worried about your health during the healing process after hair transplantation.

As you can see, bleeding can occur after hair transplantation for various reasons. You should contact your doctor without hesitation if something happens that worries you.


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