At about 2 weeks post FUE patients enter a
resting phase where you start losing the hair shafts. It could happen anytime
between 1 to 4 weeks. Don’t worry, the follicles stay behind firmly in the
scalp and at about 2 months you will see new hair sprouting.
Transplanted hairs may shed days to weeks after surgery. If you believe something is not right, it is best to contact your doctor for a follow up.
Thank you for posting your question. After day 8 or so, it is very common for hairs to start to shed. We see this as well on our practice. Normally starts around day 8 to 10. As long as you are following post-procedure protocols, and the grafts are falling off on their own, your should be fine. Hope this helps.
- During the first several weeks after hair transplantation, you can expect the transplanted hair shafts to fall out. This is normal.
- The hair follicles or bulbs remain in the scalp skin. After several months, you'll begin to notice new hair growth from these transplanted follicles.
- Of all the operations we perform as plastic surgeons, hair transplantation is the one operation in which surgeons and patients alike need to be very patient after the procedure because it takes a long time before results are seen.
- Thanks for sharing!
It is totally normal for the transplanted hair to fall out after the procedure. We generally tell our patients it will happen in the first 2 weeks following surgery. This seems right on track.
This is normal and most of the grafts in most patients will be out in the first months or so. Then they go into 'sleep phase' called telogen and then they kick into anagen (growth phase) in about 4-6 months or so. What you are experiencing is normal
but the truth is if you are not sure you should go in for a follow up as the healing process should be delineated in your after care visits.