In traditional hair transplantation techniques, local anesthesia by injection into the scalp can sometimes be uncomfortable for patients who are afraid of needles. Today, hair transplantation is performed with needle-free local anesthesia techniques.
Needle-free local anesthesia techniques can be used in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or Direct Hair Transplantation (DHI) techniques. In the needle-free hair transplantation technique, local anesthesia is applied with a special tool without a needle. Hair transplantation can also be performed using a special tool, also known as an implantable pen, or optionally using laser assisted techniques. This technique offers convenience to patients, who have the problem of hair loss and baldness but avoid the operation due to their fear of needle.
The benefits of needle-free hair transplantation
Fear of needles is a phobia that is effective enough to cause even fainting. Thanks to various techniques used today, hair transplantation operations can be performed without the use of needles during local anesthesia and transplantation. This minimizes both the risk of pain and the risk of infection.
Thanks to the Choi implanter pen used in needle-free hair transplantation, no needles or cutting tools are used in hair transplantation process. Needle-free hair transplantation technique offers a comfortable process with no shaving, needles, pain and track.
Needle-based anesthesia techniques
Traditional hair transplantation and anesthesia techniques use fine-tipped needles for anesthesia prior to the surgical procedure. In local anesthesia with needle-based injections, local anesthesia is usually administered through needles during the removal and opening of the micro channels. They are extremely thin and the procedure is really fast. Within a few minutes, it is quickly and painlessly absorbed by the scalp so that anesthesia is placed parallel to the surface of the skin.
Needle-free anesthesia and hair transplantation technique
This new local anesthetic technique guarantees painless surgery with the use of jet injections. Instead of needles, the anesthetic is administered using mechanical energy to create a positive pressure that can open very small channels through which the anesthesia enters. These special injectors can be plastic that produces less pressure with slow anesthesia or steel that provides higher pressure and faster anesthesia. In addition, the patient can watch movies, read books and listen to music in order to increase patient comfort during needle-free hair transplantation. In this way, the hair transplantation process can be made effortless for the patient.
The risk of infection is low and recovery time is very fast, since there are no needles for hair transplantation and incisions or sutures are not applied on the scalp and channels are not opened for the hair follicles. It is very important that the patient protects his scalp from exposure to sunlight for several weeks after the operation.