Hair Transplant During Pregnancy – Is It Safe?


Hair Transplant During Pregnancy – Is It Safe?

Hair loss is one of the most of the most common issues that most of the people are facing. On daily basis, it is very common to lose 100 strands of hair per day. But sometimes the problem becomes excess and the person might experience balding. During pregnancy, some women are worried that they might face hair loss and because of this, they think of getting hair transplant surgery.

Hair Loss During Pregnancy

Your 90% of hairs are usually growing at one point of time in the hair growth cycle. Other 10% hairs are usually at the resting stage. This phase lasts for around two to three months and then the hair will fall out and new hairs will grow in its place.

During pregnancy, from first to the fifth month you will notice shedding of hairs. If you feel that you are unusual hair loss, then it might be due to lack of vitamin or mineral deficiency. However, the hair loss condition is temporary and your scalp will slowly return to normal.

Hair loss is triggered when there is a change in the estrogen hormone in your body. When you are pregnant the hormones in your body are changing continuously.

Is It Safe To Get A Hair Transplant Treatment During Pregnancy?

As we have already discussed that hair loss is a part of pregnancy. But if you are not feeling confident then you should consult the doctor for hair transplant. The procedure is very safe for women who are pregnant. During the surgery, nothing is injected in your body so it will not harm your baby and you. Only local anesthesia is given to the patient to numb the scalp so that the patient doesn’t feel any type of pain. During the surgery, the hair follicles are taken from the back of the scalp and they are transplanted on the affected area. The surgery takes around 3 to 4 hours. After the surgery, there will be no scar on your scalp. You will only feel pain and swelling on the scalp.

It is up to you whether you want to wait for a little while or to get the surgery when you are expecting your baby. You should consult your doctor regarding the treatment and then decide what you want to do.

Recommendations before and after delivery

  •    Include Vitamin B complex
  •    Use a shampoo that contains Biotin and silica
  •    Include Vitamin E and zinc in your diet