Thanks for your question. The procedure requires local anesthesia (numbing the scalp area). Your scalp may be very tender after the surgery and you may need to take pain medications for few days up to a week.
Your surgeon will have you wear a surgical dressing over the scalp for at least a day or two, and may also prescribe an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drug to be taken for several days following surgery. Most people are able to return to work two to five days after surgery.