If you’ve been considering a hair transplant procedure as a solution to your hair loss, I’m sure you’ve watched a video or two on the procedure itself.
It looks mighty painful from videos and pictures, right?
Well, I did a hair transplant on my hairline in late 2020 and I’ll be answering the question of how bad a hair transplant hurts in this video… of course from my personal experience.
Thanks to local anesthesia and post-operative pain medications, no, a hair transplant is not all painful.
Having said that, no surgery can be completely painless and some brief and likely temporary level of discomfort is definitely there.
This is especially the case at the beginning when the anesthesia is being administered. Kind of like at the dentists, where you feel discomfort when they are injecting the anesthesia, and you feel nothing once the numbness kicks in.
After the procedure, I was given antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication, and painkillers. I did have some mild pain for a couple of days after the procedure.
Surprisingly, I felt almost nothing on the hairline which was the recipient’s area. The discomfort was concentrated in the donor area at the back but that was all gone by day 3.
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