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Are Hair Transplants Painful? Doctor Explains.

Hello everyone! Dr. Eric Peretz here from Trichogenics. Today, I want to address one of the most common questions I get asked: "Do hair transplants hurt?" It’s a valid concern, and I’m here to shed some light on it. The Short Answer: It Depends.

Pain is subjective and varies from person to person, but the level of discomfort you experience during a hair transplant can also depend significantly on where you have your procedure done and the techniques used. At Trichogenics, we’ve developed several methods to ensure that our patients experience minimal pain during their hair transplant journey.

Here’s How We Minimize Pain at Trichogenics:

  1. Specialized Needles: We use specialized needles that are thinner and designed to cause less discomfort. The smaller the needle, the less pain you'll feel.

  2. Buffered Anesthetic Solution: Before administering the anesthesia, we buffer the solution to make it less acidic. This reduces the burning sensation that can often be felt with standard anesthetics.

  3. Advanced Injection Technique: Our team has perfected an injection technique that targets already numbed areas, which helps to further reduce any discomfort.

  4. Taking Our Time: We believe in a meticulous and patient-focused approach. Unlike some clinics that rush through the local anesthesia phase, we take our time to ensure that the process is as comfortable as possible for you.

  5. Mild Oral Sedative: Most of our patients will take a mild oral sedative (usually a Xanax) during the procedure. This helps alleviate any anxiety related to the needles or local anesthetic.

What Do Our Patients Say?

Most of our patients report pain levels between 2/10 and 4/10 at the worst, which is quite manageable. This feedback is reassuring, especially for those who are anxious about the procedure. The experience is often compared to getting a tattoo.

Why Pain Levels Vary Between Clinics?

The experience can vary widely between clinics. Some may rush through the anesthesia process, which can lead to more pain and discomfort. Additionally, some clinics use IV

opioids for pain and sedation, but we believe that with our techniques, such measures are unnecessary. We prefer to avoid exposing our patients to the risks associated with these medications.

In Conclusion

While some discomfort is inevitable, particularly during the administration of local anesthesia, our techniques at Trichogenics are designed to make the hair transplant process as pain-free as possible. If you’re considering a hair transplant and are worried about pain, I hope this information helps put your mind at ease.

Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions or if you're ready to take the next step towards restoring your hair. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Until next time, Dr. Eric Peretz


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