Hairs have a growth cycle that is divided into three stages: growth, transition, and resting. The follicles lose their hair during the resting period. Following the shock of surgery, hairs might enter the resting phase, too. The primary traumatic experiences that the follicles go through during surgical intervention include them being stripped away and detached from the blood flow, as well as the surrounding hairs being impacted by incisions and anaesthesia.
The transplanted follicles will remain in their new location for 1 or 2 weeks following a hair transplant operation. The follicles will soon begin to go into a resting phase and shed their hair. This shock loss after a hair transplant can begin 10 days after transplantation and continue for up to 12 weeks, and it is a part of the FUE hair transplant recovery timeline. But what about existing hair loss after a hair transplant?
Some patients may discover that their non-transplanted hairs fall following a hair transplant. If a person has a big number of thin or miniaturized hairs that lie through freshly transplanted follicles, the chance of losing non-transplanted hairs increases. These existing hairs start shedding similarly to transplanted hairs since their follicles likewise enter a resting period following surgery. Shock loss of existing hair may occur as soon as two weeks after surgery, although it may also occur weeks later. Although uncommon, this procedure resolves itself. And all shedding hair will regenerate.
Hair plugs typically fall within 2 and 12 weeks after the procedure. The hairs usually begin to grow again 4-12 months after being shed. The hairs should begin to grow thicker 12-18 months after the surgery, improving the overall effect of the hair transplant operation.
Unfortunately, no established method exists to reduce the likelihood of shock loss following a hair transplant operation. Patients can, however, protect themselves from potential losses by using either Finasteride which could be used by men, or Minoxidil which could be used by men and women.
If you want to learn more about the costs involved, visit the Asmed clinic hair transplant to learn about the cost or how many hair grafts you will need. If you would like to talk with one of our surgeons or learn about the FUE hair transplant before and after, please contact us; we're here to assist.