Does Facial Hair Transplant Hurt?

Are you interested in getting beard grafting? Is pain a problem for you? Many people miss out on getting fuller facial hair because of their fear of pain. Find out why you should not be afraid.

Hair transplant has gained traction in the past few decades. Facial hair transplant has proven to be a favorite with many. From men looking for fuller beards to women wanting thicker eyebrows and lashes, facial hair transplant is here to stay. Technology has evolved, and with it, the art of hair transplant. The overall skill has been finessed, and it is much more accessible to everyone who feels inclined to get it. With a success rate of 85%-95% who can resist. Never has a hair transplant been given such a high success rate.

 Still, potential patients may have concerns about pain. In general, pain in hair transplant is considered minimal at worst. However, the concern is still justified. This article will explore the facial hair transplant procedure and what to expect.

Transplant Procedure

Hair transplant Has two major procedures. There is Follicular Unit Transplant(FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE). However, Follicular Unit Extraction Is the best technique for beard transplant. It entails harvesting or extraction of hair follicles from a donor area. A donor area can be anywhere in the body with healthy hair, but the most popular area is usually the scalp's back. The hair follicles are then translated to the recipient zone, which is the beard. The extraction prices can either be motorized or manually done by a surgeon under a powerful microscope.

During the operation, the technicians always administer anesthesia to the patient. A majority of the patients who have undergone facial hair transplants admit to feeling no pain. This does not mean that there is no pain in some instances. It is surgery, after all.


Thanks to the anesthesia, we have established that there is little to no pain during surgery. However, one might ask what of post-surgery? Fortunately, the answer is still the same. Even after the operation and there is no more anesthesia, the probability of pain is minimal. This is because the doctor will administer more anesthesia in the operated area to keep the pain at bay. 


After a beard transplant, most patients go about their daily activities. The recovery is quick. However, there will be some discomfort due to tenderness in the areas operated on. In cases where pain is felt, the doctor will subscribe to some pain medication. 

If the pain is on the end, there is a possibility of an infection. This can occur if proper post-surgery is not observed. In this case, you have to go back to your doctor and receive the right treatment. Still, infections after facial hair transplant is highly unlikely if hygienic standards are maintained.


While pain might be a concern, it should not be a reason not to get a beard transplant or whatever hair transplant you fancy. As long as protocol is followed during and after the surgery, there is no need for worry. Find a clinic or doctor that is qualified to perform such an operation. That way, you eliminate any chance of infection and maximize success rates. Overall facial hair transplant is a painless affair.

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