After the hair follicles being transferred from one region to another with the FUE hair transplant method, a temporary hair loss is seen. However, no need to worry since it is the normal part of the recovery process. Hair loss is actually a natural part of the hair growth cycle. Hair growth occurs with a constant cycle. The growth develops a lot during the anagen period and decreases during the catagen phase as the hair detaches from its blood supply. Finally, during the telogen phase, hair sheds and the hair follicle goes inactive before new hair strands form from the hair follicle. And the cycle of growth begins anew. The problem is when the cycle is damaged. This is when new hairs stop growing.
A hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone) affects the follicles in some parts of the scalp in males who are genetically susceptible to hair loss. This commonly affects the frontal hairline, top and vertex of the head. This hormone gradually destroys the follicles, causing hair to grow thinner and finer in the following cycle, and finally none at all. Since it is caused by genetics, the only permanent way to solve the issue is known to be a hair transplant.
Hair loss is a normal part of the healing and regeneration process after an FUE hair transplant operation. It is called the shock hair loss. Shedding after the hair transplant happens 6-9 weeks following the surgery. This phase is actually similar to the catagen stage of the hair development process. The newly transplanted hair will enter the resting phase, allowing the hair follicles to be able to create new growth. Hair loss at this point does not indicate transplant failure; your new hair follicles are still intact and ready to grow. The telogen phase of hair regeneration occurs around 3 months after the shock hair loss.
In most cases, a patient will never have pattern baldness again after having the hair transplant surgery. This is because the harvested hair follicles are unlikely to fall out. It means that the hair follicles implanted are very strong compared to the previous hair.
It is conceivable, however, that the transplanted hair will get thinner over time. Some patients may notice loss of their transplanted hair or patchiness in some areas of the scalp. This might be due to a surgical error in identifying the best donor location for hair restoration, or it could be due to human error post-surgery. In such a case, the patient may require a follow-up surgery. If you prefer a hair transplant in Turkey, you could be sure that your transplant will be very successful as long as you follow your doctor’s instructions.