I received my first HT the other day, about 2500 grafts and I am so SORE! The procedure was completely painless but the next morning I am completely sore in the receipent area. The strip scar does not hurt at all. I will post pics as soon as I follow up with the doc and they remove the bandages. I can honestly recommend that everyone have the procedure. It really isnt bad at all. I have had way more pain stubbing my toe in the middle of the night. Cant wait for the 3-5 month mark to see when the results start to grow in. So far I think this is the best money I've ever spent.