What you should know about shock loss.

Understanding shock loss after a hair transplant

The ultimate goal of a successful hair transplant surgery is for a surgeon to take healthy follicles from one part of the body and successfully transfer them to the balding scalp. The end result is a full head of hair that looks and feels just as natural if the hair had been growing there for years. However, there are some slight complications that can occur after a surgery has been completed.

One of these issues is known as shock loss, which is a reference to seemingly healthy hair follicles from the site of the transplant falling out. In most cases, however, the hair will grow back fully within just a few weeks. Although it can be upsetting for people who just underwent hair transplant surgery to see hairs actually falling out, this is not necessarily bad.

Shock loss, in almost every case, does not happen to the hairs that were transplanted in surgery. Instead, it occurs in hair that was otherwise healthy before the actual procedure. Some methods of restoration, such as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), are more likely to trigger shock loss than others. Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), on the other hand, is less likely to result in this outcome. Dr. Marotta minimizes the risk of shock loss by utilizing the latest techniques and gentle tissue handling and storage.

It is important to consult with your hair transplant surgeon about the possibility of shock loss before having the surgery, so you are fully prepared when or if it happens.

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