Question #1 – Does it hurt?
People tend to notice little to no discomfort during the actual procedure. This is in direct contrast to the old type techniques of yesteryear when modern pain management techniques were more archaic and less efficient. The medical advancements in today’s pain management techniques ensure a comfortable and pleasing experience for a person undertaking a hair transplant procedure.
A mild sedative is given before the procedure to help relax any apprehensiveness or nervousness. Local anesthetic is also administered in the area that the procedure is performed though there is usually no feeling as a result of the previously administered sedative.
Some occasional mild sensitivity can be experienced on the night of the procedure in the donor area. A pain medication prescription is given to most patients though simple over the counter medicine will commonly take care of what is only a temporary discomfort for most people.