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Can be Noticed Shedding Of Hair Grafts After a Hair Transplant?

Hair Transplant

By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Gold City Hair Transplant

Can Be Noticed Shedding Of Hair Grafts After a Hair Transplant?

The loss of hair transplanted after the FUE operation can often bring negative thoughts to the minds of patients.

The suspicion that there is a problem in the applied hair transplantation or whether there is any mistake in the period after the hair transplantation is starting to frighten many patients.

Explains the hair loss process and causes after hair transplantation. We asked the Gold City Hair Transplantation Center:
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“Just as you said, shock hair loss after hair transplantation can cause patients to think that the hair transplant operation is not going well, and this is a situation that frightens many patients.

However, we should not forget that most of the patients may experience shock hair loss after hair transplantation, this is a completely normal process and not something to worry about.

Let's Look at Why the Hair is Falling Out and What Shock Shedding is Now

shock sheddingFirst of all, it should be underlined that, throughout our lives, our hair goes through a cycle consisting of three phases: growth, transition and resting phase.

All these three phases can occur at the same time, so while some hair groups are in the growth phase, other hair groups are likely to be in the resting and shedding phase. 

  • Growth phase – Anagen Phase: This phase can last from 2 to 6 years and varies from person to person.

  • Transition phase – Catagen Phase: This phase is known as the transition phase and lasts 2-3 weeks.

  • Resting phase – Telogen Phase: The main feature is that most of the hair loss occurs in this phase and can last for about 100 days.

In short, hair loss experienced after hair transplantation may be due to the normal cycle experienced in an ordinary motion.

The second and most common situation is the loss of hair in many patients after FUE hair transplantation. Although this process is explained before and after hair transplantation, many people forget that this shedding is a normal situation.

It is a Response Of Our Body

hairIt is very important at this stage to realize and know that hair loss is a reaction of our body due to the shock that occurs during the hair transplant process.

Tiny channels are opened to place the grafts during the hair transplant operation. As a result of this step, the skin in this area and the hair in this area are affected.

In response to this trauma, some of the transplanted hair in the treated area may fall out.

We Call This Shock Shedding

hair transplant and shock sheddingThe temporary hair loss situation experienced in this process is called shock hair loss. Two to five weeks after the procedure, the hair loss process due to shock hair loss in the person is completed.

This is a normal part of the skin's response to trauma and healing process. It also opens the way for new and stronger hair follicles to grow.

The process is gradual, so it may take months for the healing process to be completed and for a homogeneous distribution to occur.

This situation is not caused by the inability of the hair to hold, it actually shows that it is on the way to recovery.

There is No Rule That Everyone Will Experience Shock Loss

shock lossIt should also be noted that there is no such thing as almost every patient will experience this spillage.

It is worth repeating, there are many studies and researches and if the patient notices hair loss in any part of the transplantation area during the first 2-5 weeks after hair transplantation, there is no need to worry.

Loss of transplanted hair is a common situation and the most important point is to know that it is temporary. In a short time, new hair will grow again. “


Written on 06/09/2022

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Last Update: 06/09/2022

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