Does it Hurt?
typically experience psychological as well as physical pain when facing
surgery. The fear of surgery may cause enough distress to make patients
tense up or become pale. They may start to sweat and experience a
slowed heartbeat—only to jump up with even the slightest touch. Led by
Steven C. Chang, MD, our clinic uses The Natural Hair Transplant (NHT) Anesthesia Method, more specifically Twilight Zone Anesthesia (TZA)
to help remove any psychological discomfort our patients may be
experiencing. TZA helps relax our patients while allowing them to
follow spoken commands and respond. Since it is not a general
anesthesia, patients are conscious throughout the entire procedure. Our
facility uses the minimal dose of medication, so it is extremely safe.
help reduce any physical discomfort, we use the finest needles
available. We apply a vibration before the injection, warm up the local
anesthesia, and perform nerve blocks. To further ensure the comfort of
the patient, we pre-numb the skin before applying the stimulus
anesthesia agent. Tumescent anesthesia is used to make the anesthesia
last longer than 10-15 hours. Furthermore, to ensure our patients'
comfort after surgery, we provide the latest, best oral pain reliever
which can be taken once a day. Patients can now rest comfortably after
the operation without the disturbance of a suture on the donor site.
Read about our new Pain Survey (Survey of Pain During Procedure).
See video testimonial from a patient about our nearly painless anesthesia.
The patient experienced one very painful hair transplant procedure in
another facility. He tried to use a hairpiece because he didn't want to
go through another painful surgery, but he didn't like the hairpiece at
all. Finally he found our clinic and had our nearly painless procedure.
Read our published report about nearly painless anesthesia.
is proud to be a member of the International Society of Hair
Restoration Surgery. The ISHRS is an organization founded to
promote Continuing Quality Improvement and education for professionals
in the field of hair restoration surgery