Trypanophobia, more commonly known as fear of needles, is a surprisingly common phobia. While it is difficult to determine just how prevalent this is within society, it’s predicted that around 10% of the world’s population suffers from this, with 20% of the population expressing at least a discomfort with the thought of medical needles. For this reason, the demand for alternatives has grown considerably and one solution currently available is Needle-Free Anaesthesia with a Jet Injector.
Needles have previously been necessary in order to administer local and general anaesthetics and as a result, a number of people suffering from hair loss may have forgone treatment out of fear of this stage of the process. Needle-free anaesthesia administered with a jet injector, however, eliminates the need for a needle at all,
The jet injector administers the anaesthetic using a high-speed stream of fluid, which penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream. This method has seen faster administration of anaesthetic in a pain-free manner that not only ensures those with needle phobia can undergo treatment in comfort but relieves all patients the pain of needle-insertion.
While the 20% of the population who claim to dislike medical needles may still be able to attend appointments and undergo treatment, those with Trypanophobia can experience their fear in more extreme ways. This can include:
These kinds of phobias can make it difficult for patients to undergo treatment of any kind, including hair transplants in the case of hair loss or thinning. While FUE procedures have been designed to minimise the discomfort of traditional FUT methods, the initial application of local anaesthetic to the scalp is typically done via a needle. With needle-free anaesthesia via jet injector, this can be eradicated, opening up a number of necessary or innovative treatments to these patients.
At Longevita, reducing discomfort and ensuring an optimal level of patient care has led us to embark on finding new and innovative procedures that can reduce pain, recovery times and any potential after-effects of hair transplant treatments. Sourcing these new procedures and ensuring our surgeons are well-versed in utilising them for our patients is one of our key goals, so you can rest assured that you will always be in safe, trustworthy hands when you visit either of our clinics in Istanbul or Izmir.
If you’d like more information about needle-free anaesthesia applied with a jet injector, or simply want to discover more about the services we can provide here, feel free to get in touch with a member of our friendly team on 0845 5198 948, today.