Transplantation process is done under local anaesthesia and is completely pain free, but the pain level depends on patient's sensitivity to pain. One effect of the local anaesthesia when using FUT is a feeling of tension on the scalp. This is however generally only minor and will disappear after a few days.
Comparatively healing after FUE surgery is faster than FUT and of minimal or zero pain.There may be a temporary numb feeling, which may last for few months in FUT surgery,while it does not occurs in FUE process.Swelling occurs in both FUT and FUE methods and last for approximately 1 week. Swelling area depends on the density of the area treated or on the number of transplanted hair roots.It occurs on forehead and around eye and is normal .