Hair Transplant is known the most for its permanent results. Does this really mean that you would not lose hair after surgical hair restoration? Yes, you would not lose the “transplanted hair” in all probability, but only if your hairs transplant surgery has been done right!
It is important to differentiate between post-operative shedding of the planted follicles and shedding of normal hair on the scalp. Because hair transplant only helps you adjust your baldness resistant hair in a way that adds a fuller and thicker appearance to your scalp. But that, by means, says that it will make the baldness prone hair strong enough to fight the hair loss causing factors, like Dihydrotestosterone.
Shedding of transplanted hair:
Don’t get shocked! Transplanted grafts do fall off after the surgery and it is a universal phenomenon that almost every hair transplant candidate experiences. But you don’t need to very about the hair shedding, because it is only temporary. You hair will grow again, once and forever. This phenomenon of shedding of transplanted hair is known as “shock loss”. Your grafts as well as the scalp undergoes some trauma while the surgeon transfers the grafts from the donor site to the recipient site, and the grafts respond to this trauma by shedding their hair.
When will I experience shock loss?
Shock loss is generally noticed beginning one week following the hair transplant and continues for up to fifth week, but this can vary from person to person. There is a very small percentage of patients who do not shed the hair at all after the transplant. But most patients do suffer from shock loss.
When will I grow new hair?
Once shock loss is over, the grafts take their time to attach themselves to the blood supply in the recipient area, and this takes some time, around two-three months. After that you will notice early signs of hair regrowth. However, it takes 8 to 12 months to see the full results.
Can I experience shock loss at donor site as well?
Yes, shock loss can occur at the donor site, reason being the donor area also experiences trauma when grafts are harvested. It is more in case of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) than the traditional Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT).