Understanding Hair Shock Loss From Hair Transplant & How it Happens

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Category : All | Author: John Kahen

Hair shock loss from hair transplant is a concerning topic for hair transplant patients. During the consultation process, patients express their concern about hair shock loss from the procedure. At Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, we explain to our patients that this is a potential risk.

How it happens and how to prevent it

Hair shock loss can occur in hair transplant surgery and is usually not permanent. Although there is no scientific evidence of a way to prevent it, skilled surgeons will make their recommendations to prevent the shock loss as much as possible. One way to prevent this for men is by using Propecia in conjunction with a hair transplant procedure. If the patient was already taking Propecia before the procedure, he should continue it after the procedure to avoid any hair shock loss and we recommend starting Propecia for a patient who was not using it before the transplant. For women, our clinic recommends continuing some sort of preventative regimen even after the hair transplant surgery to prevent any shock loss. Some options are Rogaine for Women and Revivogen.

Hair shock loss can also occur if there are too many follicular grafts transplanted into one area. This is why it is crucial that the surgeon performing the surgery is highly-skilled and maintains quality control over the entire procedure. Quality control includes the surgeon overseeing the entire hair transplant procedure process, from the initial donor hair extraction to the dissection process, to the transplantation into the recipient area.