Is shedding of hair grafts possible after hair transplantation?
As Cosmedica Clinic, we offer free consultation for our patients. One of the frequently asked questions on those consultation is about hair shedding after hair transplantation. Many people think they will lose their implanted hair after the surgery but actually it’s not true.
First of all, we have to be clear on this. It is very common and normal process that %99 of people who had Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) face possible hair shedding.
Around the second week following your hair loss surgery, you will experience (as in %80 of the cases), some hair ‘shedding’ for a period of time. It happens not just in a day but a month. In this process, hair roots regenerate themselves and prepare to grow much more healthier and powerful. This shock hair loss is an expected situation.
Your hair will begin to grow again and within the following 75 days and the loss should have settled down as the hair begins to regrow thicker than before.The thin hair will start to show itself within four months. After 6 months, %80 of implanted hair will grow and the process will be completely done in a year. After a year, your hair will gain thickness and become visible clearly.
The risk of losing the planted hair is so low. As a scientific explanation, the nape area between the back of two ears protect the hair even in the people who have excessive hair loss.
This means, the hair roots in the nape area are not affected by the male hormone. That’s why the resistant hair roots are being used in a hair transplantation. The utmost important point of this process is your doctor’s expert view in choosing the right donor area and eliminate the other risky hair roots.
One of the most vital factor in a hair transplant is to protect and implant the hair taken from the donor area to the new areas. This is the key point of the surgery and has direct affect of surgery’s success. The doctor’s expertise and experience is very important at this step.
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