Hair Transplant Q&A: Is a hair transplant painful?

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen

Question: Is a hair transplant painful?

Answer: If your question is whether or not the procedure is painful during or after, the answer is - neither. Hair transplantation is one of the most minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries and some have even described it as being less painful than going to the dentist. The only pain the patient feels at our hair transplant clinic is a tad bit of pain during administration of local anesthesia in the donor and recipient area and that is all. Most of our patients find that once the anesthesia is given, they feel little to no pain during the hair transplant. Many of our patients have described the feeling as a slight pressure on the back of the scalp during the procedure and the couple days after the procedure when the scalp begins to heal.

The level of discomfort in hair transplant surgery is very low during the procedure and even after since the way in which our surgeons suture the back of the scalp allows the sutures to lay flat against the scalp so it is easy for the patient to lay their head down, for example. There will most likely be some soreness, swelling and numbness afterwards, and this is normal.

What to Expect After Hair Transplant? After a hair transplant, expect for there to be some swelling and for the scalp to be a little tender. But there shouldn't be much pain. At Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, we schedule a mandatory follow-up appointment to remove any sutures and also check-up on the patient. The first couple days the recipient area will most likely be the red dots, but once the scalp heals and the incisions begin to form scabs, it becomes less noticeable and many of our patients return to work or their daily routine very quickly.


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