Shock loss is one of the risks associated with hair transplant surgery. To understand your risk it is best to see a doctor
Shock loss is one of the risks associated with hair transplant surgery. To understand your particular risk it is best to see a doctor for an examination.
Shock Loss after Hair Transplant
Shock loss is now less of a concern in experienced hands if recipient sites are made correctly. Younger patients and women with female pattern balding are more at risk. You may be a candidate for hair transplantation. You should work with a full time hair restoration surgeon to develop a long term plan that takes into account your expected future hair loss and also explore medical therapies as well surgical treatment. 1,000 hairs is a very small amount of hair to have transplanted and may not meet your aesthetic desires. Most individuals with no hair loss have approximately 100,000 hairs on their head.
Shock loss is a risk for any hair transplant patient, but the younger you are, the greater the risk. The drug finasteride seems to work well to prevent shock loss in most patients. See below