As with all surgeries, anesthesia is one of the most important elements in making the process comfortable for the patient. In order to ensure that the patient does not experience any pain during hair transplant operations, local anesthesia is required during the follicle extraction and channels opening steps.
The needles used in local anesthesia are very thin, but several needles are required to completely anesthetize the area.
The advanced version of local anesthetic injection with reduced pain levels is applied by jet injection. The patient feels no pain and within minutes the whole area is numb.
In hair transplantation, the anesthetic agent is applied in the donor area, normally identified in the back of the head between the ears, and in the area where the grafts will be transplanted. The effect of anesthesia blocks the response to pain, pressure and touch. With jet anesthesia the possible risk of infection is minimized.
Another advantage of this device is to numb a larger area in a shorter time, with less use of anesthetic.