Hair shedding 2000 grafts; 6000 hairs front & mid-scalp w/ top hair transplant surgeon in UK now at day 31. Can I dye? (Photos)
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Toppik and Dye
It varies depending on the doctor and each patient, but generally Toppik is fine after two weeks and dyeing is fine after a month. Check with your doctor beforehand in case there is something unique to your case that should have been accounted for.
Post hair grafts - hair color and Toppik
You will never have the density you had when you were 20 therefore you will (under close examination), see your scalp. Your hair post transplant is now ½ inch long if you let it grow out further it will give you some added coverage. You may use Toppik. As for coloring your hair, wait at least one month.
6000 hairs front & mid-scalp
it is very early to assess teh density ..But I think you have hair transplant between native ones..yes, coverage get better as hair gets longer...you can use toppik but not use chemical dye before 3 months .seeing scalp under intense light is normal .. you can not reach the normal native hair density with HT, no matter how many sessions you have...
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There should be no issues with coloring your hair one month after surgery. If you are concerned it is best to
There should be no issues with coloring your hair one month after surgery. If you are concerned it is best to ask your doctor.
Shedding after a hair transplant
This is a condition we call shock loss and it happens more commonly to younger men. The treatment for this is discussed in the video below
Hair shedding after 2000 graft TP, and when to dye?
Normal hair has cyclical growth. That is characterized by Anagen the active growth phase where normally at any time about 90% of the hair reside. The remaining balance of the follicles are in the catagen and telogen phases. The transplanted hair starts to grow within the first week but usually will start to shed, and is done by the 4-5 week after the procedure. At this time the shedding should be done. The growth of the transplant should start within the next few months. I recommend that patients wait 2-4 weeks before cutting or dying their hair.
Bernardino A. Arocha, MD
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