Why Hair Normally Sheds After a Hair Transplant, and How to Reduce Shedding & Stop Hair Loss

Why Hair Normally Sheds After a Hair Transplant, and How to Reduce Shedding & Stop Hair Loss


I Had Undergone Hair Transplantation Exactly
2 Months Back, but Still I Didn’t See Any Hair Growth? I had undergone HT 2 months back but still
I can’t see any hair growth on my head. I called doctor he is saying I need to wait
3-4 months. I agreed with his word and now I’m under medication as per his prescription
after hair transplant surgery. The worst thing is now I am not able to find the transplanted
hair roots. Is this normal after transplantation? The root (small holes of transplanted hair)
have totally vanished from my head. Thank you for your question! It is very understandable to be very nervous
and concerned that you don’t see the hair follicles that were transplanted and that
you certainly did the right thing by communicating with your doctor about your future and to
anticipate that hair growth will occur several months later. So to understand what is going on and what
the history is about a typical hair transplant is that yes, once the hair is transplanted,
it can grow for a few weeks but then it goes through a normal growth cycle of shedding.
And normal hair growth cycle is basically a growing phase which represents 85 to 90%
of your hairs and it is called the anagen phase or the growing phase in less than 3
to 5 years and then it goes through what’s called catagen phase where it stops growing
and it sheds for several months. So what your experiencing is the several months part of
that growth phase and then once hairs start to grow, it grows about a centimeter a month.
So it is certainly unsettling to not see your hair and imagine that the grafts didn’t take
or other things like that. In our practice we actually use a material
called extra cellular matrix which is advance wound healing that seems to help our patients
recover a little bit faster. In many of our hair transplants, we find that our donor incisions
heal better. And when we perform the surgery and I harvest the strip, but I do a very nice
plastic surgery closure, and we place our hair grafts, we us this material called extra
cellular matrix which heals by duplication to the recruitment of adult stem cells. So
many of our patients find that they don’t go through as much as a shedding phase as
typical as hair restoration procedure. Nonetheless, with or without this additional technology,
it is still normal to go to a phase were you don’t see the hairs. And when you can be pretty
confident that there are a lot of hairs from the transplant that are going to be growing
there is certainly a lot of variability between patients. And transplant practices in terms of the percentage
of hair that grow back but I always tell our patients that you really have to wait a full
year to understand exactly how much. I can also mention that when we do our hair transplants
and we use this extra cellular matrix, we kind of get dual benefits for that knowing
that. We get a better healing of the grafts and in many cases, it appears that we have
duplication of hair follicles almost like auto cloning. But we also restore hair that
was thinning and so the combination back to restoring thinning hair with additional hair
grafts generate considerably nicer results than a typical surgeries. Again your concern is natural and a little
patience would allow you to appreciate the benefit of the transplant and make a decision
after a proximately a year from the date of your transplant if you need an additional
transplant procedure. So I recommend you just be patient for now and continue communicating
with your doctor. I hope that was helpful thank you for your question!

🦋Escucha a tu corazón, no te rindas, ese dolor que hoy sientes en tu interior, se irá

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