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Three Months after Hair Transplant Surgery My Head Is Numb and Have More Hair Loss

4/26/2011 5:42:43 AM

Question:

I had had a hair transplant three months ago and I have experienced extra hair loss that is, other then the transplanted hair.  My head is still numb and I have a very visible bald spot in the front middle of my scalp.  I can feel the transplanted hair in some areas.  I am scared I will be worse off than before the transplant. 

Answer:

At only three months after hair transplant surgery, it is not unusual for your head to still feel numb. In the majority of cases this numbness is temporary but may take up to one year to fully return to normal.

The thinning hair you are describing in consistent with post-operative shock loss. Shock loss of existing hairs is temporary but it can make you look worse before you begin to look better. Your shocked hairs should begin to grow back along with your newly transplanted hairs between 3 and 4 months after surgical hair restoration.

While you are waiting for new hair growth, you may find that using a hair loss concealer will help you hide the additional balding.

I also highly recommend discussing your concerns with your hair transplant surgeon.

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