This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Carlos Wesley

I recently underwent a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant. I am 6 days post-op and I feel a burning and pinching sensation in my scalp donor area. It’s nothing that I cannot bear but, on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this pain as 6-7. Is this normal?

Dr_Wesley_photoOne simple and effective method for relief of this short-term discomfort after hair restoration surgery is applying a hot towel soaked in Epsom salt water to the back of your head. This can be repeated 3-4 times for a few minutes each time.

This can help soothe any discomfort, which will resolve in time.

Dr. Carlos Wesley
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David (TakingThePlunge)
Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
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