Is a Hair Transplant Painful?

Question:

I just spoke to my cousin who had a hair transplant procedure done in 2002. He said he remembers it hurt a lot and was in pain for two days. What is your view? How painful is the procedure and how long does the pain last?

Answer:

The pain threshold and tolerance during the initial hair transplant needle injections can vary from person to person. Also, every hair restoration clinic has their own equipment and methodologies of adminstering local anesthetic. This can make an profound difference. No matter your threshold for pain, the local anesthetic injections don't take long and the majority of the day will be pain free.

Patients can also experience some discomfort the first few days. The day after the procedure is typically the worst, but as long as you take the pain medication prescribed by your hair loss doctor as directed, discomfort should be minimal.