Hair transplant is a surgical procedure to treat baldness.
It is done under local anaesthesia and it’s a day procedure, that means hospital admission is not required.
Hair transplant is by and large a safe procedure that’s why it is done in clinics all over the world.
But is the procedure painful?
Pain is a very subjective sensation felt due to prick, heat, cold sensations.
Hair transplant procedure is done under local anaesthesia that means your skin of scalp is numb so you don’t feel any sensations exactly like the procedure of dental extraction.
Let me explain how local anaesthesia is given.
At Hair science , Dr.Anjali Shere gives lot of importance in making comfortable.
We put numbing cream on forhead and donor area after trimming hair and we keep for 30 mins.
Then we use either cold compression before giving injection so that one doenst feel pain when skin is numbed with cold compression. We also use skin vibrators for injecting local anaesthesia so that Brain perceives vibrations and not pain!
This local anaesthesia is given in two parts...once on donor area when we are extracting hair and once on recipient area when we are inserting grafts in to scalp.
Local anaesthesia mixed with long acting anaesthetics lasts for 4-5 hours easily and this procedure is competed easily.
While doing procedure w rout nice soothing music which helps patients in calming down.
Dr.Anjali Shere does Counselling and reassuring patients before procedure that helps immensely and reinforces faith.
Pain is psychological so removing fear of pain will reduce the anxiety associated with it and ultimately will reduce pain.
One should be mentally prepared for the procedure and if possible do mediation in the morning before procedure.
Hair transplant is a decision taken for improving personality and confidence ... so as they say No pain No gain!!