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Pain After Hair Transplant

Over a century, many dermatologists have made experiments about real hair transplantation. In the past, patients of ancient hair transplantation procedures experienced agonizing pain before and after their surgery. But today, pain is no more during and after hair transplant surgery.

I guess everyone knows of the legendary British singer, Elton John. He is considered one of the most influential images of the last 40 years. He’s known for his fancy clothing but he suffered a bad pattern male baldness in his 30s. Elton John says that he had hair transplantation procedures two times and none of them were successful. He also states that both of the procedures were so painful that the process of extraction of the hair follicles from his donor area was like a rabbit gnawing carrot, he adds.

What Causes Scalp Pain?

After a modern hair transplantation surgery ( typically FUE ), patients are expected to recover from their wounds in the first two weeks. During this time, there may be some complications or side effects like bruising, infection, inflammation, pain, itching around both the donor and recipient area of the scalp. Especially scalp may see the transplanted hair strands as threat to the patient’s body and this may result in infections and agonizing pain. This may not happen after surgery only, it may sometimes happen during the overall recovery as well.

How to Prevent Scalp Pain

In order to prevent agonizing pain over the donor and recipient sites of the scalp, the patient should use some prescripted drugs. The surgeon knows which painkiller is the best for his patient, plus additional consultancy may be required from a previous doctor including details related to the patient’s health history.

The newly transplanted hair needs some time in order to be seen as compatible by the scalp tissue. The patient may experience itching during this time and the person may interfere with the hair strands with hands or some equipment like a comb. This may result in infections, pain or even more itching than ever because the hair strands are still too sensitive.

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