Are hair transplants painful?

Are hair transplants painful? Read more about hair restoration by Dr. André Nel

A hair transplant surgery is minimally invasive procedure that involves the harvesting of good hair follicles from a donor area on the scalp, to be transplanted to the recipient are where hair growth is desired. Although it is a surgical procedure, it is minimally invasive with a quick recovery period.

Before the procedure commences, the area on the scalp will be completely anaesthetised via a ring block method, ensuring no pain is felt during the procedure. The dose of local anaesthetic will be enhanced throughout the hair transplant procedure, to ensure a comfortable and pain-free experience for the patient. An anaesthetic cream will also be applied to the area before the area is punctured for local anaesthetic, so that the patient will not experience any pain throughout the procedure. Additional measures for the prevention of pain are also used, such as the use of needle-less injections, warming the local anaesthetic to body temperature, and slow administration of the local anaesthetic.

Will you experience pain post-surgery?

Pain is minimal after the hair transplant. There will typically be slight soreness and numbness post-surgery, and mild discomfort may be felt. Pain medication will be prescribed to be used during the recovery period, should the patient experience any pain after the surgery.

The tiny incisions made in the recipient area where the hair follicles are transplanted will heal relatively quickly and the small circular dots left on the donor area should also heal within a week or two.

Are hair transplants painful?

Make an appointment with Dr. André Nel today

Now that you feel more at ease knowing a hair transplant procedure is relatively pain free with minimal discomfort and a quick recovery period, take the next step and book a consultation with Dr. André Nel. Hair transplants performed by Dr. André Nel in Dublin, Ireland, have proven to be very successful, and have helped many patients to achieve the hair growth they desire. Hair loss can cause great distress for individuals, leading them to have a lower self-esteem. Hair transplants have not only helped many patients to restore hair growth, but also restore their self-confidence. If you are experiencing baldness or hair loss, make an appointment with Dr. André Nel at Hair, Skin & Wellness Clinic in Dublin today. Dr. Nel and his team will assess your individual hair loss situation, in order to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant surgery.
Are hair transplants painful?