Hair transplant surgery is much less painful now, than it was in earlier times when larger sections of scalp were excised. Older methods of scalp reduction, flap transfer have mostly been replaced by ultra refined follicular unit hair transplants. The procedure itself is rendered painless by administration of local anesthetics. The patient can go back home the same day. In the strip FUHT method, pain killers are usually required for 5 to 6 days to reduce the pain due to the stitches in the scalp area.