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Is local anesthetic used in hair transplantation surgery safe on the scalp?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018 in Hair Loss
Question: Hi

I want to know i have no allergies i am going for hair transplant. Is local anasthetic safe in scalp? Is it safe?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Regarding local anesthesia

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.

Yes, local anesthesia is safe on the scalp. You will anyways be giving a test dose of local anesthetic on your arm prior to he procedure.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 8 hours later
Hi

How do you be become endangered to toxicity?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Regarding local anesthetic

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Toxicity can occur if too much of the local anesthetic is injected or if it is mistakenly injected directly into a blood vessel. Therefore patients vital signs are always monitored during a transplant.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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