Hair transplant surgery, no matter what technique is used, is usually performed using a local anesthesia along with sedation to make you relaxed and comfortable. Your scalp will be insensitive to pain, but you may be aware of some tugging or pressure.
Is a hair transplant done under anesthesia?
Hair transplantation is a minor surgical operation which requires only local anaesthetic. There is initially some discomfort associated with the administration of the local anaesthetic, but this is of very short duration.
How long do I need to sleep elevated after hair transplant?
To mitigate the risk of swelling, it is essential that you sleep with your head elevated for the first seven days after treatment. Some clients find they only need to sleep with their head elevated for a few days. Keep in mind, however, that not everyone experiences swelling after hair implants.
What are the disadvantages of hair transplant?
What are the complications associated with a hair transplant?
- swelling of the scalp.
- bruising around the eyes.
- a crust that forms on the areas of the scalp where hair was removed or implanted.
- numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp.
Do hair transplants last forever?
In a nutshell, yes, an FUE hair transplant can last a lifetime. The key to thing to remember with hair transplants, whether that’s an FUE or FUT, is the donor hair follicles preserve the characteristics, enabling healthy growth.
Does hair transplant leave scars?
Hair transplant surgical techniques have come a long way since the early days of hair plugs. Even so, scarring is still an inevitable byproduct of the procedure.
What is the recovery time for a hair transplant?
Most people are able to return to work 2 to 5 days after the operation. Within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within a few months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months.