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Hair restoration surgery has very little pain associated with it compared to other procedures.  Prior to the procedure actually starting the doctor will provide a local anesthetic to numb the area(s) which will be tended to during that specific procedure.  During the administration of the local anesthetic the patient may find slight discomfort and a slight pricking sensation.  However, this will not last too long as the anesthetic will start to kick in soon after it was administered which will numb the skin and relieving any sensation throughout the procedure.

Once the anesthetic wears off and the patient has entered into the “recovery” phase it is anticipated for them to experience mild forms for tenderness, redness, and general discomfort for a few days to a little over a week after the procedure.  The symptoms are so mild that most patients indicate they feel ready to head back to work within a day or two after the procedure.  Most doctors will prescribe pain and/or anti-inflammatory medication to alleviate symptoms to aid in the recovery process.

Overall, there is no need to worry about unbearable pain or a long recovery.  One patient noted that the pain and discomfort they experienced is similar to that of a minor dental procedure.  You can’t expect to have absolutely zero pain and discomfort but the level of such is very tolerable and the end benefits far outweigh any pain associated with the procedure.

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