Can hair transplant cause any damage to nerves?

Nov 19, 2019 | By Dr. Sangay Bhutia (Hair Transplant Doctor in Delhi, NCR, India)

Hair transplant involves making of recipient sites in the area of baldness and this is done either with hypodermic needle or no core needles or special blades. When these slits are made then some sensory superficial or cutaneous nerves are cut which causes decreased sensation or numbness over the area. In the donor area, the hair follicles are harvested by either strip method or by FUE method. In FUT the strip of skin along with the follicles is removed and the resultant wound is closed with sutures but in FUE the follicles are harvested with micropunches which cause coring of the tissue and then follicle is extracted. All these procedures lead to some cuts of the sensory nerves. But this does not pose any problems as these cuts are clean and small so the nerves regrow over a period of time.

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