Does an FUE Hair Transplant Hurt?

FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

If you have been looking into getting an FUE hair transplant surgery, it’s most likely that you have come across many images on the Internet of the painful-looking, red dotted area of the donor area and the scabs along the hairline that are associated with an FUE hair transplant. While this may look very painful and raw at first, it really is no reason for you to be concerned about moving forward with an FUE hair transplant to get back the hair that you have lost.

Everyone is different, and some people have higher pain thresholds then others. Therefore, it’s difficult to determine an exact pain level for this procedure. However, we have put together some information for you below that can help you figure out whether an FUE hair transplant surgery may hurt in your particular case.


How Painful Is an FUE Hair Transplant?

An FUE hair transplant procedure involves harvesting/extracting individual hair follicles from the donor area and transplanting them to the area of the scalp that is bald or thinning. This is a labour-intensive procedure, and the results immediately following surgery can look a little tender and painful. However, the procedure shouldn’t cause any pain.

A local anaesthetic is used to numb the scalp area where the surgery is taking place. This may cause some slight discomfort at first, but once the area is completely numb, you shouldn’t be able to feel any pain. A mixture of pain killers and sedatives is also given to our patients to make sure that they are very relaxed during the procedure. Recovering from an FUE hair transplant is typically less painful than the FUT strip method, as FUE is less invasive.
Pain tolerance varies from person to person, but your comfort is one of our main concerns. So if you are feeling any pain or discomfort during the procedure, please let us know, and we will make the necessary adjustments.

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Is There Any Pain Post-op?

The healing process will also vary for each individual patient. Some people may experience only minor pain for a few days, while others may have a sore scalp for a week or two. It will also depend on the number of grafts that you have had. This can mean that you will experience more pain if you have had more grafts transplanted, and it may take a little longer to heal.

In most cases, the healing time is anywhere from 4 to 7 days. If you are experiencing high levels of discomfort for a long time after your surgery or you notice that your scalp is not healing the way that it should, it’s important that you contact us as soon as possible to see if there may be some other underlying issue that is causing this level of pain.

Book a Consultation With the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic

It’s pretty much impossible to be able to go through any hair transplant procedure without experiencing a certain level of pain. If you are concerned about what to expect before and after a hair transplant, it is important for you to schedule a no-obligation consultation with the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic so that you can get all of your questions answered.

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