18 days post-op, wore a loose cap and found hairs that look like grafts, am I loosing my grafts? (photos)
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You may be shedding the transplanted hairs or scabs. It may also be actual grafts that did not take.
You may be shedding the transplanted hairs or scabs. It may also be actual grafts that did not take. It would be difficult to tell with photos alone. You should follow up with your doctor.
18 days post op
at this point in time you will be losing the hair transplant shafts, which is normal. typically they are all shed by the time the new transplant starts to grow in at 3-4 months. at this point it is up to you to wear a cap or not. it will not affect your final result.
Loosing the grafts
Transplanted graft’s hair shafts usually starts to shedding in the first week of surgery and may go on untill 4-6 th weeks after surgery. İt is not surprising to lost approx. %70-80 of all transplanted hair shafts in first month when you are washing, gently rubbing or touching the head.New hair at transplant/recipient area starts to grow at 3-4 th month after surgery .
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Shedding at 18 days
Shedding usually starts at about 1 weeks, can be 2-3 weeks and some or all of he grafts will shed and then return at 4-6 months. At 40 days, I would not expect any significant growth. You must wait it out for at least 5-6 months to see the growth start and 8 months for 80% of the growth to show up
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