I found some hairs on my handkerchief, is this normal? (Photo)

Today its 7th day from my operation i had covered my hairs with handkerchief when i removed it i had found some of my hairs in the handkerchief along with their roots is it normal.

Doctor Answers 5

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.


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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.


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Baldev Sandhu MD

Shedding of the grafts

Shedding of the grafts at about this point in time is normal after a hair transplant. The shedding usually continues for the next few week and most of the grafts may disappear to return at between 4-6 months again as hair

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair Shed at day 7 post op

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.

Transplanted hairs fall out in a few weeks. New hairs will grow out in 6 to 12 months. You may see some growth at 3 to 4 month

Transplanted hairs fall out in a few weeks.  New hairs will grow out in 6 to 12 months.  Seeing a few hairs fall out after surgery is normal.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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