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Shock Loss After Surgery


Shock Loss After Hair Transplants: What to Expect and How to Minimize It

Hair transplants are a popular option for restoring hair loss, but it’s important to understand the complete recovery process. One common concern for patients is shock loss, which can occur after surgery. Here, we’ll explore what shock loss is, why it happens, and how to minimize its impact.

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What is Shock Loss?

Shock loss is a temporary shedding of transplanted hair follicles. It occurs within 2-8 weeks following a hair transplant procedure. This shedding is a normal response to the trauma of surgery, as the scalp adjusts to the transplanted follicles.

Why Does Shock Loss Happen?

The hair growth cycle has three phases: growth, resting, and shedding. During a hair transplant, the extraction and implantation process can disrupt this cycle. This disruption can push some transplanted follicles prematurely into the resting phase, leading to temporary shedding.

Minimizing Shock Loss

While shock loss is unavoidable, there are steps you can take to minimize its impact:

    • Choosing the Right Doctor: An experienced hair transplant surgeon will use techniques that minimize trauma to the scalp, reducing the risk of shock loss.
    • Medication: As mentioned, certain medications can help minimize the rate of shock loss. Consult with your doctor to determine if this option is right for you.
    • Proper Aftercare: Following your doctor’s post-surgical instructions is crucial. Gentle scalp care, avoiding strenuous activity, and protecting the transplanted area can all contribute to a smoother recovery.

What to Expect During Shock Loss

Shock loss typically affects both transplanted and existing hair in the recipient area. The shedding may be noticeable but shouldn’t be alarming. Most importantly, the shed hair follicles are not permanently lost. They will typically re-enter the growth phase within a few months, leading to new hair growth.

Concord Hair Restoration: Here for You

At Concord Hair Restoration, we understand that hair loss can be a stressful experience. We are committed to providing our patients with the most advanced hair transplant techniques and personalized care. We will thoroughly discuss the entire process, including shock loss, during your consultation.

Concord Hair Restoration Can Help!

We offer consultations with hair loss specialists who can diagnose your condition and recommend the best course of action.

Contact us today for a free consultation in Los Angeles or San Diego.

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