What is meant by a painless, pain-free hair transplant procedure is that the local anesthetic injection pain experienced by the patient during the process of extracting follicular unit grafts as well as the transplantation process, will be completely eliminated, transforming hair transplant operations into painless procedures..
In hair transplantation, during the process of donor harvesting and recipient site creation, local anesthesia is required. This local anesthesia in its simplest form is administered via needle injection. To describe the pain felt in local anesthesia injection; it is similar to the pain experienced in dental procedures. The needles used in this particular application of local anesthetics are very thin and cause minor skin irritation. The needle tip which is inserted parallel to the skin surface, administer the local anesthetics where the nerves are diffusely spread about in the tissue and is then slowly pulled out from the skin. As a result, with the least amount of needles injected, local anesthetic distribution is spread widely throughout the space. The new, advanced version of local anesthetic injection with reduced pain levels, is local anesthesia administered by jet injection. In this application, instead of using a needle, the anesthetic solution is delivered by using mechanical energy to create a pressure, which is enough to push a dose of anesthetic agents through a very small orifice.
Needleless injector with plastic body: As the pressure applied will be less retained on the skin surface, it can take up to 1-2 minutes for the anesthetic to take effect.
Needleless injector with steel body: As a higher amount of pressure can be applied, a greater volume of local anesthetics can be delivered through the skin in one go.
Local anesthesia applied via utilizing a steel body, takes effect within seconds. In his operations, Hair Exp. Vedat Tosun uses local anesthetic devices both with its device body made of plastic and steel. In this application, direct contact with the skin is at minumum levels and when the injector is fired with high pressure, this, in turn, allows the active ingredients to be delivered into the skin. As a result, with this application, the pain that is normally experienced with injection needles, is totally eliminated. Anesthesia administered by needle-free injectors, significantly reduce the amount of pain experienced.
Today, the most advanced method to reduce pain is to give sedation before applying local anesthetics with a needle-free injector made of steel. The requirements for this application, is to administer sedation intravenously a few minutes before the operation. The medications used for sedation are administered through an intravenous line.