How many days after Hair Transplant will shock loss occur?

After hair transplant when patient will feel shock loss? And how much percentage of people can face shock loss? Can we control shock loss by using home remedies like Onion's juice and walnuts

Doctor Answers 4

Shock hair loss does not always occur after surgery. If you were to have shock hair loss you would probably start to notice it

Shock hair loss does not always occur after surgery.  If you were to have shock hair loss you would probably start to notice it in the first month or two.  There is no rule or set time frame.  Onion juice will not help.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Hair shock loss

Hair shock loss usually occurs 2-8 weeks after surgery.  It can be a devastating complication.  However, your hair will typically start to re-grow around 4 months (3-5 months)

Overall, about 5-10% risk for males. It is higher for females. It is also higher depending on how much hair you have.

Shock loss

Shock loss can occur anytime in the first year after a hair transplant. The best prevention is the drug finasteride (see video below)

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

How many days after Hair Transplant will shock loss occur?

After the operation you will have bandages on your donor area which will be removed at the 3rd postoperative day. We will wash your head and teach you how to take care with the donor and scalp area. You will be advised some products that you have to use after the operation. Your newly transplanted hairs will start to fall after the 3rd week which is a natural process after the hair transplantation. The new hairs will start to grow at the 3rd month and the complete results will be seen in 9 month of period.

Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.