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 methods 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 ease any apprehensiveness or nervousness. Local anesthetic is also administered in the area that the procedure is performed, although there usually is 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 prescription for a pain reliever is given to most patients, but simple over-the-counter medicine usually will take care of what is only a temporary discomfort for most people.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The procedure was totally painless. There was some mild soreness post – procedure, but this was minimal and resolved quickly.

  2. Joe Bergen says:

    The procedure did not hurt. There was a small amount of discomfort from some swelling and some in the donor area, but it is very minimal.

  3. Steve M. says:

    Very little discomfort. Really no pain just a little sore in the donor area for a couple of days.

  4. J.C. says:

    No. My scalp felt somewhat numb for a while, but it gradually went away – has been normal for a long time now.

  5. Jeff Williams says:

    Not really. There is some discomfort, but that goes away after a few days.

  6. T.M. says:

    No. Outside of the little pain on the first night there was no pain and no pain during the actual procedure.

  7. Jeff Cook says:

    I did have some mild pain for the first 2 days. I was given some medication and was able to manage it that way.

  8. Dan Way says:

    There was a tiny bit of discomfort after the procedure from the donor site but that went away quickly. I experienced no discomfort at all during the actual procedure.

  9. James Canady says:

    I would not describe having any pain, minimal discomfort at most. I didnt need any pain medication.

  10. Jean-Paul Etienne says:

    There was no pain at all during the procedure, i was as happy as a clam! I had a little discomfort in the first couple of days after that but nothing of any concern and it was easily managed. Procedure was a Friday and i was back in my office the following Monday.

  11. Alec Stephens says:

    There was no pain at all during the procedure. I did have some light pain after the procedure and i expected this. It is a mild surgery but still a surgery so some discomfort was to be expected.

  12. Mike says:

    There was no pain at all during the procedure and the doctor and medical team were very professional. After the procedure I had some slight discomfort from tenderness, but all was very tolerable. On a scale from 1-10 I would say it was a 3.

  13. Ken Sothman says:

    No pain at all during the procedure. I found it to be very easy and the Dr. and nurses mad me feel at ease. There was a little bit of mild pain for the first 24 or so hours after but I was able to manage it easily.

  14. Randy P. says:

    No pain during the procedure. I did use a neck pillow for a few days after to help sleeping but everything went smoothly.

  15. Ryan Hussy says:

    I had some very mild discomfort post procedure but I was able to control that. There was no pain at all during the procedure.

  16. Kevin says:

    I felt no real pain at all. Slight itching and uncomfortable at the incision site for a short while afterwards. It is truly remarkable how pain free it is.

  17. Karl Jerome says:

    Nope. Easier than going to the dentist.

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