Since the techniques vastly improved with the advancement of new technologies, hair transplant procedures have become much less painful than they used to be. While you may expect some minor discomfort after the procedure as your scalp heals, it is very easy compared to some other surgical procedures. We, as Dr. Serkan Aygın Clinic, can show you that you’ve got nothing to fear. Here are a few reasons why.
A hair transplant is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, which means you will not feel any pain. As of 2019, Dr. Serkan Aygin Clinic has started to carry out hair transplantation with sedation so as to make their patients feel more comfortable during the operation. In hair transplantation combined with sedation, as the patient will remain awake without feeling any discomfort, he/she will not feel the graft extraction, recipient site creation and transplantation processes. The patient undergoes the procedure without feeling any pain or discomfort.
Hair transplant doctors numb the portions of your scalp that will be worked on. Local anesthesia rarely results in complications, and you’ll remain awake throughout the procedure. Also, Each patient is different, and some people have higher pain thresholds than others. Therefore, it’s difficult to determine an exact pain level for this procedure. However, our clinic always performs an operation suitably for each patient.
Recovery After the Operation
After the procedure, patients might feel slight discomfort as the scalp heals, but typically patients experience little to no pain during and after the hair transplants. If swelling develops, it is recommended that using an ice pack on any swollen areas. Most patients say post-operative swelling causes little, if any, discomfort. All patients with swelling should continue to stay elevated for its duration, typically two or three days. Cases of swelling outside the norm can also vary, but near all patients recover within a week. The recovery process varies between every individual person. Whilst one individual might just feel discomfort for a couple of days, another might have a sore scalp for a couple weeks.