Pain in Hair Transplant

No surgical procedure can claim to be completely painless. 

But it must be said that pain is not an important factor at all in hair transplant. Although patients are very worried about pain before the procedure, they will find that the pain during and after the procedure was not at all difficult to get through and all their worry was misguided.

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Hair transplant is done under Local Anesthesia. This means that the patient remains conscious during the procedure and pain is controlled with local anesthetic injections only.

Prior to starting the procedure, both before graft taking and before planting, multiple injections of the local anesthetic have to be given in the area. In DHTC (Downtown Hair Transplant Center), the injections are given with a microscopic needle which makes the pain during the injections easily bearable, though a slight bite like a mosquito prick, is felt. Once the injections have been given, the area is anesthesized and the patient feels no more pain for the rest of the procedure.

Postoperatively, pain during the postoperative period is muc less in the FUE procedure specially. In fact this is one of the important advantages of FUE. Analgesic tablets do have to be taken for about three days postoperatively since some amount of postoperative pain is natural. NSAID painkillers are sufficient to control the pain completely and the patient usually finds that he can stop the painkillers after about three days or so.

The earlier strip method has much more pain postoperatively. This is because a strip of skin is removed leaving a scar and there is also a long stitch across the scalp. This causes a lot of pain. There is also pain during sleeping at night when the patient sleeps on his back and the patient will find his sleep broken with pain for several days. In fact pain when sleeping on the back of the head can last for months till the wound heals completely. Sometimes nerves are cut during removal of the strip and this can cause neuropathic pain which can last for years. All these factors for pain are not present in the FUE method.

Overall, pain is not an important factor in this procedure.

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Quality assuarance

Arogyam Hair Transplant Clinic takes several steps to ensure that quality is maintained for each and every patient. The key to quality maintenance is to implement quantizable quality standards and maintain proper documentation and review of processes. Downtown Hospital is an ISO 9001:2008 and NABH accredited hospital which demands strict adherence to quality control.Steps taken are:

Safety assurance: all procedures are done in the main OT of Downtown Hospital with its full complement of anesthesiologists and critical care specialists. Hence patients are assured of full safety standards at the same level as that of major surgeries including transplant surgeries. 

Sterilization assurance: since procedures are done in the major OT full sterilization is maintained. Fumigation is done every week and swab tests are done to check for contamination.

Best instrumentation: Arogyam Hair Transplant Clinic uses the best available instruments like 6X Heine Loupe for precision and accuracy, Blunt Titanium punches which avoids damage and transection of the Follicular Units, Choi implanters to standardise the process of planting and prevent damage during planting, Major OT level sterilization, fumigation and autoclaving of all instruments, etc.

Efficiency count: Efficiency counts for FUE like transection rates and speed of transplant are noted and documented for each case and reviewed every 10 cases. Arogyam Hair Transplant achieves international standards of transection and speed consistently.

Counting trays: Counting trays are used to contain the follicular units and all patients are given photographs on their mobiles which they can use to easily count the number of follicular units taken out so that they can be sure that they have received the correct number of FU's.

Dr. P. J. Mazumdar is the first and only American Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and all procedures are done following the ethical and technical guidelines of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. As such, patients can be assured of receiving full professional care as per International standards approved by the ABHRS and ISHRS.

Correct recepient density: To ensure correct recepient density, 'density stamps' are used to ensure proper density is achieved. Angle and direction of hair is meticulously maintained.

Out of body time: The out of body time, the time for which the follicular unit is outside the body, is the most critical factor for success in hair transplant. Aroyam Hair Transplant follows a special procedure to ensure that this time is the minimum. This is done by doing only 1000 follicular units at a time and then replanting them. This ensures that time out of body is less than or equal to1 hour only. This is the shortest period acheivable. Many centers do upto 2000-2500 follicular units at a time so that time out of body goes upto 4-5 hours. We are proud of our time out of body quantum. Though this may cause some sacrifice of time but results are more important.

Follow up: follow up period is critical for the patient when there are many doubts and anxieties in his mind. In our clinic, Dr. P. J. Mazumdar will remain always accessible to the patient directly on his personal mobile for any questions the patient may have during this period.   

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