Hair transplantation is a simple surgical procedure that poses few risks because it does not involve the body’s internal organs. As a result, it is regarded as a relatively superficial procedure that occurs in the structure of the skin and does not extend beyond that. And, thanks to modern hair transplantation techniques and advanced devices, the hair transplantation process has become painless and without complications, and it is not meant to disturb the patient.
In today’s article, we will go over the most common hair transplantation techniques and the level of pain associated with each one, in order to answer an important question that many patients have: Is hair transplantation painful? What is the level of pain after hair transplantation? In addition, we will discuss the general pain of hair transplantation.
Is it painful to get a hair transplant?
The hair transplantation procedure is painless because it is performed under local anesthesia for approximately 12 hours. As the procedure is performed superficially in the skin of the skin only, the patient is also given analgesics to relieve any minor pain that may occur in the postoperative period.
The hair transplantation procedure does not require general anesthesia, but rather simple local anesthesia injected into the scalp skin with a very fine needle similar to that used in insulin injections. Anesthesia is administered painlessly in order to keep patients comfortable and in the best position possible.
As a result, the pain of hair transplantation is completely different from the pain of any other operation, as it is in the minor range and not as severe as other operations, and as long as local anesthesia is used, you will not feel anything at all.
The importance of anesthesia in painless hair transplantation
Anaesthesia is an essential step in the hair transplant procedure because the active substance in the anesthetic is delivered to the skin, which helps the patient to feel no pain during the procedure, and from a practical standpoint, the choice of the anesthetic and method that The client is highly anesthetized with it according to his convenience.
Can hair transplants be done without Anesthesia?
If you are allergic to Anesthesia and would rather not have a simple procedure like hair transplantation performed due to local Anesthesia and injections? Don’t worry, expert hair transplant doctors use a variety of Anesthesia techniques, including painless Anesthesia, which is becoming more common in many hair transplant clinics.
Shortly before the procedure, an anesthetic cream is applied to the patient’s scalp to prevent pain during the injection. The anesthetic cream then becomes effective in soothing the skin after about 6 hours, and the doctor can inject local anesthesia without causing pain to the patient.
During the time the patient is waiting for the anesthesia to take effect, he is given medications and sedatives via intravenous injections to help relieve anxiety and discomfort during the procedure.
During this time, the patient is monitored by the doctor to ensure that the procedure goes as planned and that he does not experience any pain or anxiety. Because some patients are afraid of the procedure or fear surgery, simple sedatives are injected into the vein before local anesthesia, until the patient reaches a state of relaxation. It should be quiet and convenient to begin the process.
The pain of hair transplantation according to each technique
The amount of pain caused by the hair transplantation process varies depending on the technique used and the degree of penetration, i.e. making incisions in the donor and recipient areas of the hair follicles, and the strength of the tools used to complete the process. The extent of the pain caused by the hair transplantation process is measured in terms of the spread of cracks in the scalp based on the degree of baldness and hair loss. light.
In any case, cultivation techniques have evolved significantly and are now performed without many incisions in the scalp, and it has become completely different from the old technology that requires numerous incisions in the scalp that cause severe pain.
The pain of a hair transplant using the FUE technique
The pain caused by this technique is severe and higher than the pain caused by modern techniques, but the patient does not feel any pain during the operation due to anesthesia, but the pain is clear and stronger after the operation, especially during the first recovery period, i.e. the first week of the operation.
This is due to the fact that it is one of the oldest hair transplantation techniques. It is a technique that involves making a longitudinal incision at the back of the scalp in the hair-donor area. It is an incision made in the scalp to extract a long segment of hair follicles suitable for transplantation into empty areas.
To extract follicles from the donor area, small incisions are made using metal tools in the shape of small circles during the FUE hair transplant procedure. Although the incisions are small, they cause some discomfort after the procedure, but not as much as the strip hair transplantation technique.
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The pain of hair transplantation using the Choi pen technique
Because the doctor uses specialized implantation pens “Choi pens” to make incisions in the skin around each follicle to extract it from the donor area in an easy and quick step, the pain in the FUE hair transplantation technique is relatively mild.
The pain is relatively mild because the incisions made with Choi pens are much smaller than those made in the traditional FUE technique, and the most important feature of this technique is that the recovery period is shorter, as well as the incisions that occur in the recipient area are also small. Because of the pen’s small size, it heals faster.
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The pain of hair transplantation using the Sapphire technique
The hair transplantation process with sapphire pens is dependent on special surgical tools with a sapphire tip that looks more like a high-purity green sapphire. Because the material itself does not accept infection or bacteria transfer to the wound, these pens aid in the healing process.
Sapphire has a high ability to create extremely precise incisions in the incubating channels of the hair, with very small areas that allow it to heal quickly and easily without any additional pain.
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How to Handle Pain Following Hair Transplantation
Many patients are concerned about the pain after the operation, but there is no need to be concerned because, thanks to technological advancements, the hair transplantation process has become painless. All that will occur after the treatment is some redness in the skin on the scalp, which will fade naturally within two weeks.
Follow your doctor’s instructions for dealing with the pain of the hair transplant procedure, as you will be given pills to help relieve the minor pain that results from the procedure, as well as to help speed up the recovery period and any associated discomfort that may occur while you go about your normal life.
In general, if you experience exaggerated discomfort or pain 3 days after the hair transplant procedure, you must contact the attending physician immediately to determine if there is any kind of infection or inflammation and to learn about the causes and treatment.
Finally, as technology advances, we at Estapol Hair strive to make every step of the hair transplant process as painless as possible, so we use the most advanced technologies and devices to provide a comfortable experience for our customers.
Contact our experts right away if you want to learn more about hair transplantation.