I found some hairs on my handkerchief, is this normal? (Photo)
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Transplanted hairs generally shed within the first few weeks of the transplant procedure. This is normal and they should grow back over the next several months.
Lost Grafts After Hair Transplant Surgery
Losing grafts with roots is not normal, however shedding transplanted hair is normal and usually begins about 2 weeks after surgery. See your doctor for follow up.
Baldev Sandhu MD
No this is not normal. Your doctor should have directed you to leave it unwrapped for two weeks. Using a baseball cap that allows air flow. Tight head wraps such as a handkerchief dry on the hairs making it possible to pull them out.
Speak to your doctor about the situation and see if he can do something about it.
Baldev Sandhu MD
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The photo appears normal. You should expect the grafts to begin to shed. No need to be concerned about losing a graft at this point. They are in place, well. Unless you see bleeding, the graft is now your own.
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