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How Long Does Shock Loss Continue after Hair Transplant Surgery?

9/18/2013 3:22:51 AM

Question:

I recently went for a hair transplant of 800 grafts. How long will it take for the shock loss to stop? I know hair lost due to shock loss may take 3-4 months to come back if it’s temporary but my question is how long they will keep falling: 1 week, 2 weeks or more?. The hairs that are falling are quite thick and the way they are falling (150 during wash) is really annoying.

Answer:

There is really no simple rule that one can follow to determine just how long shock loss will continue after surgical hair restoration. However, it is generally held that shock loss should be over by the time the new hair growth begins at between 3 and 4 months post-op.

It is not unusual for a patient’s hair to appear quite a bit thinner in the weeks after hair transplantation and before new hair growth begins. You will just have to ride it out and wait for the good times to come.

David (TakingThePlunge)

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