Expect temporary shedding after a hair transplant in New Jersey
Sometimes, people are not prepared for the phenomenon of shock loss, or telogen effluvium, shortly following the procedure. Related to stress and the temporary trauma of the procedure, patients can expect to lose most of the 1-4 hairs transferred in each follicle. These short hairs will usually shed about 3 weeks after the procedure. This can be alarming if unexpected, but it is not a sign that there is an issue with the follicle itself.
FUE transplants relocate entire functioning hair follicles which include the scalp tissue surrounding the root of a hair and the micro-tissue structures responsible for creating hairs. Each small graft will establish a new blood supply and function below the skin’s surface where hairs initially grow. Eventually, new strands come from implanted follicles when they enter the anagen phase and will start to show around 3 – 4 months later.
Once your locks are completely grown in around 9-12 months later, you can wash, brush, cut and style however you like. You won’t need to worry that the hair will fall out of the crown and hairline again, except for the minimal, natural shedding that all healthy hair goes through in its cycles.
If you’ve tried other solutions and you’re tired of wasting the effort and money without permanent results, it might be the right time to schedule a consultation at the Nova Medical Hair Transplant Clinic. Our experts will assess your hair loss and customize an effective plan to help you get your confidence back.