I'm losing my hair due to lack of post op care. What can I do? (Photo)

5 months ago i was having healthy hairs after a month when i had my examination i was losing my many of hair cause of not proper caring and i was not concentrating on that i was stooped oiling my hair's for 5 to 7 days my hair's was heavily oily cause of natural scalp oil released from scalp this goes on for a month and after that i saw 2 hair loss line appeared on my head and when i started caring my hairs the hairs are not regrowing 4 months spent i'm losings my hairs MORE AND MORE

Doctor Answers 6

Hair Oiling Post Op

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Hair Oiling is not shown to help hair growth or prevent hair loss.  I would recommend waiting another 1-2 months to see if you have graft growth as shedding of the grafts is possible during the timeframe you have mentioned.

Irvine Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

PO care after hair transplantation

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it is not very common issue after 5 months following hair transplantation. Are you in any hair loss medical treatment? I will suggest you to contact your hair surgeon for further and detailed evaluation.

David Perez-Meza, MD
Spain Hair Restoration Surgeon

Hair loss

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If you are having hair loss, you need to see a diagnosis. For men, the most common (99%) have genetic causes of the hair loss which is easily treated either medically or surgically. A doctor will tell you what is best,

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Post op care

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Hair loss is progressive and you may be losing your native hair. to slow down future hair loss you can start on propecia or minoxidil. 

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Oil ok

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Oily hair or oily scalp does not harm transplanted hair.  It usually takes 6 to 12 months to see the results after surgery.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

Post-op timeline

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Don't panic!  Due to the natural cycles of hair growth, transplanted hair typically sheds 2-6 weeks post operatively.  This is normal.  The hair then goes into a "resting phase" called telogen and will start to regrow hair 4-6 months post-operatively.  Your hair sounds like it is going through this normal cycle and should start to regrow visibly between 6-12 months.

Hair oils are often used in different cultures but there is little evidence that they help hair other than to make it look shinier.  It is NOT likely a factor either in your graft growth, or your male pattern loss in the first place.

Hope that helps!

Sara Wasserbauer, MD
Walnut Creek Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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