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Hair Loss in Native and Transplanted Hairs Three Weeks after Hair Transplant Surgery

7/27/2012 3:27:46 AM

Question:

I had a hair transplant 3 weeks ago and I am starting to lose my existing hair and also the hairs that were implanted and I'm scared. Is it normal to lose the hair that way?

Answer:

Don’t worry. What you are describing is perfectly normal. Transplanted hair follicles almost always shed in the first few weeks after hair restoration surgery. In addition, patients sometimes experience temporary shock loss of existing native hairs in and around the hair transplant recipient area.

This hair loss should be temporary and the shed hairs should begin to regrow along with the newly transplanted hairs between three and four months post-op.

David (TakingThePlunge)
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