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Did I Lose Grafts after My Hair Transplant?

3/11/2011 3:44:53 AM

Question:

I had a hair transplant exactly one month ago. My grafts have almost all shed at this point, which is normal. I can see on my head the tiny holes where each graft was placed. But, on my hairline where many small grafts were placed, there are no tiny holes to be seen. It's like after they shed they were never there and this has me concerned. Why is this? Do you think the follicle is still there?

Answer:

First, let me congratulate you on making the decision to take control of your hair loss!

Have no fear. Your transplanted follicles are more than likely just fine. If you've seen no bleeding then you probably have not lost any grafts. By 10 days after hair restoration surgery, the follicular unit grafts are securely anchored and protected below the scalp.

The reason you are not seeing the holes in the hairline may be due to the fact that smaller blades are used for the single-follicle hair grafts placed in this area.

In the next three months you should begin to see your new hair growth in your formerly balding recipient area.

Happy growing!

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