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Do you know about shock loss after hair transplant?

Feb 24, 2018

Do you know about shock loss after hair transplant?

Nowadays, No-one likes baldness, thinning of hair. And thus, hair transplant surgery is becoming extremely popular among men and women of all age groups. Many people have some or other misconceptions in their mind related to Hair Transplant. Thinking about they might loose transplanted hair after hair transplant surgery is one of the misconception people have in mind. Temporary hair shedding after Hair transplant surgery is generally known as Shock loss after hair transplant.

Hair transplantation must be an inevitable solution to your baldness but it has got consequences of its own. One of the points in question which has piped up is the loss of healthy hair from the site of transplantation. Though in most of the cases the hair grows back in a fixed time span. It is better to be familiar with the terminologies which are a reason for your hair loss.

What is hair shedding?

Hair Shedding after Hair Transplant is a universal characteristic that occurs after hair transplants. It occurs when hair and grafts are harvested. It is stored in the holding solution maintaining temperature and then inserted in the recipient area. These implanted grafts shed from the head which is temporary. These hairs grow back again in two weeks until six weeks of hair transplant.

What is shock loss after hair transplant?

Shock loss is a temporary stage of Hair Shedding after Hair Transplant surgery, and it is considered as a temporary condition. It is the result of trauma to the scalp which takes place due to certain reasons. Most of the time, it is temporary and regrowth of hairs is seen after a certain time. Shock loss can occur during any kind of hair transplant technique. After every hair transplant surgery is performed, hairs surrounding the recipient area may face trauma and as a result of which they fall out.

During FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction),  hair is removed from the donor area using pneumatic pressure. A FUT(Follicular Unit Transplant) using the strip technique is less likely to cause shock loss in the donor area. But, if the surgeon tries to harvest a large number of grafts at a single session and then doesn’t close the strip correctly, permanent hair loss can occur in the area. In the case of the recipient, stress on the miniaturized hair during transplant triggers the loss of hair which was healthy before transplant.

Let’s know more about Shock Loss versus Hair Shedding after Hair Transplant

Two types of Shock Loss After Hair Transplant

  • Temporary Shock Loss
  • Permanent Shock Loss

Temporary shock loss

Temporary Shock loss is a result of the trauma to the scalp and it occurs due to many reasons The main characteristic of temporary shock loss is that the hair regrows after a certain period of time, regardless of any causation. It’s important to know, during Hair Transplant, once the graft is put into the recipient’s scalp. It can also harm to the surrounding inhabitants. Due to which it can cause them to fall out. But the hair will grow back in time again.

Permanent shock loss

Permanent Shock Loss is the result of a sustained trauma to the hair follicle that does not help to properly regrow hair. Typically, these hairs are already being affected by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the responsible hormone for causing hair loss and baldness, and which will be permanently lost within a number of years. Permanent Shock Loss basically occurs when the hair that has been harmed during the process of transplantation.

What is Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium is different from a shock loss in numerous ways. Few of which is the loss in telogen is transient while the shock loss varies from temporary to transient. Most hair loss from medications is a type of Telogen Effluvium and causes of it includes retinoids, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, antidepressants.

Hair transplant shock loss vs shedding

How to prevent shock loss after hair transplant

There are many medications have been prescribed to deal with a shock loss. But drugs have to be taken before the transplant also so, as to minimize the hair fall. However, the proficiency and skill of the hair transplant surgeon is the major risk factor here. If the surgeon is licensed and empowered with good skills, you don’t have to worry about Shock Loss.

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I hope you have got all the information about Shock Loss, Hair Shedding, Telogen Effluvium after Hair Transplant. Do comment and share with your friends. If the thinking to go for hair transplant, then you are always welcome to consult our renowned specialists at Hair MD. To know more you can call us on +91-788809119, we will be happy to guide you in a better and correct way. 

Thank you for your precious time.

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  1. kumar cosmetic

    This is nice information..


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