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Do hair transplants hurt?

Written by Danielle R.Last Updated 5/14/2024

The FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure itself is usually not painful. However, before starting the procedure, some teams will administer a local anesthetic to help numb the area where hair will be removed and transplanted.

While you may experience a minute or two of discomfort, transplant teams typically try to ensure you stay as comfortable as possible. Though hair transplant procedures are generally considered relatively painless, you may experience some soreness on the scalp following the procedure which typically lasts about a day.

Ask your physician to prescribe a pain medication to help manage any discomfort.

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