Does Transplanted Hair Fall Out?
Can transplanted hair fall out?
In today’s cosmetic era, hair transplant is a permanent and effective solution for baldness. If you are thinking to do a hair transplant, then you should know that transplanted hair fall out, which is common and temporary. Hair fall is a natural function of the body as it is common to lose hair between 80-100 hairs every day. The important thing is to know the difference between normal hair shedding and shedding after hair transplant of the transplanted hair grafts. Even you should also know the factors affecting the loss of transplanted hair.
Let me explain to you in details about hair shedding:
Normal hair shedding :
As we all know our hair goes through the cycle of three phases of shedding and growth at all times in our lifespan: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. These three phases occur simultaneously; if one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase.
Shedding after hair transplant:
A lot of patients complain of hair shedding post hair transplant. Not many of us know, that shedding of hair is a completely normal occurrence and is vital for strong hair to grow on the scalp.
The anagen phase: It is known as the growth phase and which can last from two to six years.
The catagen phase: This is also known as the “transitional phase”, which also lasts for 2-3 weeks.
The telogen phase: In this phase where most shedding occurs and can last for about 100 days. During this time, normally 80-100 hairs can shed.
Let’s check now why does transplanted hair fall out?
1) Shock Hair Loss:
During a hair transplant, small incisions are made, then the individual grafts are placed. Your hair transplant is whether FUT or FUE is performed, the procedure is traumatic on the scalp and the surrounding hairs. Your hair grafts and the existing hairs can temporarily shed which is known as shock loss.
You should not be scared if you notice the continued loss of hair, it will be between 1-5 weeks after the hair transplant procedure. But within a short span of time, new hairs will eventually grow back again. Understand that “shock loss” is a normal part of the hair restoration development and although it is unavoidable, it is also temporary.
2) Graft Rejection:
As a matter of fact, no doctor can give you a 100% guarantee on the occurrence of graft rejection. Many times, the recipient area might reject the donor grafts completely. In this case, the body’s immune system can reject the hair grafts and can destroy the transplanted tissue completely.
Must Read: – Fewer Chances Of Graft Rejection In Hair Transplant
The post care is a must for hair transplant. You need to listen to your doctor and pay special attention to post-operative care or else it may lead to the complete destruction of the hair transplant.
Some of the steps that you need to keep in mind are:
- Wash your hair thoroughly but gently.
- Abstain from alcohol, sex, and nicotine for at least 1-4 weeks so that the grafts do not get dislodged.
- Post-operative care is utmost important to have a successful hair transplant otherwise, it will result in a complete waste of money and time.
Telogen Effluvium is basically a hair loss where you end up losing all of your hair at once. It is mostly can be caused by various external factors which can cause the hair follicles to fall out. We at HairMD, consider each case as an individual basis and provide the best solutions to treat the problem.
5)Donor dominance & Recipient dominance theories:
Coined by Dr. Norman Orentreich, explains the Donor Dominance theory why hair tissue from the donor zone successfully regenerates new hair.
Therefore, the recipient dominance theory is basically the high influence of the recipient hair on the transplanted area.
Watch what our hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Shivanee has to say about the Donor Dominance & Recipient Dominance Theories in hair transplant.
Since there are many hair transplant clinics, many do not always come with the provision of high quality and experience. Many of them end up extracting hair from non-permanent zone to place in the recipient area. This results in complete hair loss and the results are extremely bad. Therefore, it is very important to go to an experienced doctor, who knows which is the perfect donor zone to carry out the hair transplant procedure.
Note:- Transplanted hair fall out if you don’t take care of. It is very important to carefully understand the aforementioned points and get proper guidance from your doctor so as to make the best of transplanted hair.
To know more about which medicines to take after hair transplant for maximum results so you keep following proper follow up with your dermatologist after surgery. If you feel this blog is helpful for you, then you can share with your friends and family. To know more, feel free to comment to us we will be happy to help you out. Even you can call us on 7888091119, we will be glad to solve your query.
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