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Is FUE Hair Transplant Painful?

If you are one of the millions of men that are suffering from a receding hairline, it is obvious that you might have considered going for hair transplant.

But wait – you are questioning your decision as soon as you scour the internet gathering information about hair transplant.

Those bloody images and the red dotted hairlines might be a major turnoff but read the following sections and it is guaranteed, you will think differently!

So, is it painful?

No! You wouldn’t feel a thing since FUE hair transplant falls under the category of a mild surgical procedure – now, don’t panic! It is not at all bloody or gory. Given you are under the care of a renowned hair transplant clinic like Blue Magic, you have nothing to worry about.

The surgeon will apply local anaesthesia on your scalp thus rendering it numb for the duration of the procedure. In simple terms – you wouldn’t feel a thing! It is best to keep in mind that FUE hair transplant is less painful than FUT since the former is less invasive in nature than the latter!

When the feeling is restored, how long will the pain last?

Well, the effect of the local anaesthetic applied by the surgeon on your scalp is bound to wither with time after the procedure has concluded. That stated, you will start feeling a bit of discomfort and the said feeling will last for about two weeks.

Things to keep in mind after FUE hair transplant procedure

  • In order to keep your scalp from swelling, it is best that you sleep on your back with your head elevated at an angle of exactly 45 degrees. You would need to do this for about three to four nights after you have had the hair transplant procedure.

  • Stay away from alcohol, ice cream and medicines like aspirin for at least 5 days after you have gone under the knife.

  • It is best that you avoid strenuous activities like yoga, hitting the gym, doing pilates and running for at least a week after the hair transplant procedure.

  • You should not lift weights for at least two weeks since you have had the procedure.

  • If you are a fan of going to the spa, avoid hitting the sauna there. Avoid hitting the beach as well for sunbaths for at least three weeks.

  • It is best that you avoid having sex for at least a week.

  • Do not use hairdryers, shampoos, hair conditioners or hair styling products for the first two weeks.

  • Do not wash your hair for at least two weeks. Before you wash your hair after the procedure, for the first time, do not forget to give your doctor at the hair transplant clinic a call!


It is best to keep in mind that you cannot expect to have a hair transplant and not feel any pain. If you still feel that pain is your primary concern then it is best that you consult with a renowned hair transplant clinic like Blue Magic. By doing so, you will be getting more information about the procedure from experienced surgeons. But in the end, you should remember the old proverb, ‘No pain, no gain’. A little bit of pain and discomfort can help you gain back your lost confidence and look in no time!

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