Hair transplantation is a micro-surgical procedure. In the procedure, which is generally performed by applying local anesthesia, no pain is felt except for the application of local anesthesia. However, in some cases, due to the fear of needles and panic, the person cannot have hair transplantation even if it is desired. The low pain threshold of some people cannot even withstand the pain of injection where local anesthesia is applied. In these cases, the sedated hair transplant method developed to perform the highly desired hair transplant procedure is a savior. By giving sedation, the patient goes into a light sleep stage and hair transplantation can be performed without feeling any pain or pain. In the procedures performed with local anesthesia, the patient may leave the procedure unfinished because he/she feels pain or panic. People who are afraid of experiencing such a situation can comfortably have a hair transplant operation with the sedated hair transplant method.
How Is Sedated Hair Transplantation Applied?
The patient, whose hair transplantation method is determined during the first examination, should give blood for the sedated procedure and have the necessary anesthesia tests done one day before the procedure. This is very important to find out if people who have not received anesthesia before have any allergies. After the necessary tests are done, the patients who do not have an obstacle to the hair transplantation process should go to the clinic on the date of the procedure with an 8-hour fasting state. After the standard welcome procedure, the patient’s hairline is determined and if it is a shaved hair transplant method, the patient is shaved. Vascular access is opened with a thin catheter called a butterfly, and a sedated anesthetic drug mixture is administered through the vein to the hospitalized patient. This process ends in a few minutes and the patient goes to sleep. Since the sedated patient is intensely calm, he or she does not feel pain or pain during the procedure. Afterwards, the hair transplant operation is started with the method decided. Sedation should be done under the supervision of a specialist physician.
Why Is Hair Transplantation With Sedation Done?
Local anesthesia is usually performed in hair transplant operations. However, in some cases, the person does not want to have local anesthesia because he has a phobia of blood and needles and has a low pain threshold. In these cases, hair transplantation with sedation, that is, hair transplantation in sleep, is applied. In some cases, an additional 1-hour sedation is applied to local anesthesia because the procedure time is long. In cases where sedated hair transplantation is applied;
- People who are afraid of needles
- People with panic and anxiety disorders,
- People with low pain threshold
- Those who have blood and needle phobia,
- Heart and blood pressure patients,
- Sedation is applied in order to comfortably apply hair transplantation to people with fear of operation.
What are the advantages of sedated hair transplantation?
Sedated hair transplantation has many advantages as in other hair transplantation methods. The most striking advantages are;
- Those who left the procedure unfinished due to a painful procedure before, can complete the procedure without pain thanks to sedation hair transplantation.
- Those who want to have a hair transplant, but cannot have a hair transplant operation due to a state of panic, can have the hair transplant procedure they want.
- If pain is felt during hair transplantation, it is possible to apply sedation again.
- Permanent natural hair is achieved by working with experts.
- You can spend long hours of hair transplant operation while asleep without feeling the time.
- The sedation procedure applied has no side effects.
- Especially women with low pain thresholds are provided with a comfortable hair transplant.
Anesthesia Methods Used In Hair Transplantation
Two separate anesthesia applications are performed in hair transplant operations. The first and most common of these is local anesthesia. In this method, the drug is injected under the skin with the help of injection to the head area where hair transplantation will be performed.
The other method is anesthesia with sedation. In this method, for those who are afraid of needles and those who want to spend the long procedure without getting bored, a special sedated mixture is given intravenously and hair transplantation is performed in light sleep. In some cases, sedation is also done through the respiratory tract. In sedated hair transplantation, there is no complete loss of consciousness, there is a semi-asleep state and no pain is felt.
General anesthesia is not applied in hair transplant operations. Because general anesthesia causes a heavy sleep state and has side effects such as vomiting and dizziness. It does not require general anesthesia for hair transplantation.
Difference Between Sedation And General Anesthesia
General anesthesia is a completely unconscious procedure that is applied to prevent the patient from feeling it during surgery, mostly in large surgical operations. This procedure should be performed by specialists in anesthesia. Otherwise, the anesthesia may be heavy on the patient’s body and he may not be able to wake up from this sleep state.
Sedated anesthesia is applied in mild surgical procedures. This application should be done by an expert again. In sedation application, there is no loss of consciousness completely. During the procedure, there is no pain as there is extreme calmness and semi-drowsiness.
Comfortable Hair Transplantation Thanks To Sedation
Those who want to have a hair transplant operation, but have a fear of needles or blood, postpone the hair transplant procedure because of these fears. Some patients, on the other hand, can leave the procedure unfinished because they cannot withstand this process psychologically. In addition, hair transplant operations are long procedures ranging from 4 to 12 hours. Those who do not want to be bored during this period spend this time sleeping thanks to the sedated hair transplant method. In this way, your hair transplant operation is completed comfortably.
What To Do After Sedated Hair Transplant
What should be done after the sedated hair transplant operation is the same as what should be done after the routine hair transplant procedure. The only difference is that after the sedated hair transplant, the patient is kept under observation for a while and is discharged within a few hours after feeling well. After this procedure, same day driving or long journeys are not recommended. It will be good for your body to spend this first day resting. Drinking plenty of fluids after the procedure will prevent edema formation.