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Is Hair Shedding 2 Months After Hair Transplant Surgery Normal?

2/16/2009 12:59:30 PM

Question:

Two months after an 1800 graft hair transplant procedure, I lost a few grafts that appeared to have the follicles attached to them. There is no bleeding on my scalp. What does this mean?

Answer:

Typically, transplanted hair starts to fall out between 2 to 4 weeks after hair transplant surgery. However, it's not unheard of for this process to take a little longer. Additionally, some of the hairs may have detached from the hair follicle (which happens during the normal shedding process after surgery) but remained attached to the scalp. These hairs will eventually loosen and either fall out on their own or be pushed out by the new hair growing from the healthy follicle underneath the scalp. Two months after your hair restoration procedure, I highly doubt the follicle was attached to any detached hair, though it can appear that way sometimes due to the dead skin attached and/or thicker hair shaft. Feel free to share your concerns with your hair loss doctor however, it sounds like everything is progressing normally for you.

Bill
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