Is a Hair Transplant Painful? 

Is a hair transplant painful? The simple answer is no, it is not. You will not feel any pain during the procedure because your doctor will apply local anesthesia. But what about pain after the anesthetic wears off?

In the following article we will discuss how you can manage pain after hair transplants as well as the success and results of the procedure. 

Is Turkish Hair Transplant Painful? 

In Turkey, as well as the rest of the world, doctors perform hair transplant after numbing the scalp with a local anesthetic. Once the anesthetic takes effect, you will not feel any discomfort during the treatment. 

Is It Painful to Recover From a Hair Transplant? 

Typically after the anesthetic wears off, you will begin to feel slight discomfort and pain in the treatment areas. 

With techniques like FUE hair transplant, Sapphire FUE, and DHI hair transplant, there will only be micro wounds that will not cause a lot of pain or discomfort in the area after the anesthetic wears off. 

With techniques like the FUT, on the other hand, scarring and wounds are relatively large in treatment areas. Therefore, you can expect more pain and discomfort with the FUT technique as opposed to modern technologies. 

Is a Hair Transplant Very Risky? 

A hair transplant with modern techniques like the FUE and DHI hair transplantation is very low risk. This is why we advise against FUT hair transplantation which involves stitching and bigger wounds. Especially when low-risk alternatives are available. 

However, you must note that low risk is not the same as no risk. There are two factors that can amplify the risk factor of your procedure. There is the clinic that you choose to get the procedure in and aftercare. 

Choose a hygienic clinic and take care of your scalp after a hair transplant and there should be no complications at all. 

Is a Hair Transplant Permanent?

A hair transplant is a successful and permanent hair loss solution. The procedure extracts hair follicles that are hair-loss resistant, these are usually on the back of the head, and places them in areas of hair loss where they continue to grow and thrive. 

Hair Transplant Side Effects? 

There are no side effects to a successful hair transplant. You might experience symptoms like edema around the forehead and scalp for the first few days. But this will generally go away on its own. Some tips to help remove edema include sleeping at a slight inclination and wearing your head band. 

As for experiencing slight pain, over the counter medications can help you alot in the first few days. But after the first week, you will generally not feel much discomfort or experience any symptoms. 

The Takeaway 

To answer the popular question “is a hair transplant painful?”, no a hair transplant is not painful. At Medprime, we use local anesthesia and ensure that the scalp is numb before starting the procedure. Neither is a hair transplant risky if you choose your clinic wisely. 

On the contrary, the procedure is successful and results of a hair transplant can last a lifetime.

Read also : How Does a Hair Transplant Work?

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