NeoGraft Hair Transplant - hairs shedding within 3 days after hair transplant.

I understand that hairs will shed after a hair transplant, as it is part of the process, however, I counted about 30 hairs on my pillow, on the 4th day after the transplant. I was under the assumption that hair shedding should not occur until weeks after the implant and at that point in time, the bulb is already safe. But within the first few days, why are these hairs falling out so early? Are these grafts lost? Any feedback is appreciated.

Doctor Answers 13

Hair shedding 3 days after FUE

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It is not common to have hair shedding 3 days after an FUE procedure.  These are more likely grafts that did not survive as the body does not hang onto dead tissue for very long.  Usually I see patients shedding grafts at about the 2 weeks mark, but this is extremely variable.  I have not seen one of my patients to date shed grafts only 3 days after the procedure.


Irvine Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Shedding hair 3 days after Neograft

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Shedding hair after a hair transplant is not uncommon, but usually this does not occur until several weeks after the transplant. It is also important to remember that not every transplanted hair follicle is going to survive. Most hair transplant methods using micrografts should have success rates greater than 95%, but that means that in a large session with 2,000 or more grafts, a patient still might lose 100 or so grafts. It is likely that any hairs that fall out within the first few days are going to be grafts that did not survive, but some early normal hair shedding is also possible. Either way, patience is going to be warranted.

Always speak with your transplant surgeon for any post-transplant issues or concerns, and I recommend seeing a fellowship-trained hair restoration surgeon.

All the best,

Post-NeoGraft Shedding

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While it is most common for patients to begin the shedding process much later than you are experiencing, patient response is also very variable. 

If you experiencing this much shedding two days out, I would definitely recommend following up with your NeoGraft physician so they can better evaluate why you are experiencing this.


Hair Shedding with NeoGraft

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Shedding does not typically occur until 4 weeks after the initial procedure. However, this may vary patient to patient but is a normal process following hair transplant.

David L. Robbins, MD, FACS
West Des Moines Plastic Surgeon

Losing hair

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Hi there,Shedding this much hair so soon after the transplant is definitely unusual. I would first be sure that this is not some of your hair that you may just be losing from the area where you did not receive the transplant. But this is still alot of hairs in one night. My recommendation would be to consult with your doctor as a follow up. It never hurts to follow up with your doctor whenever you have concerns. I hope this helps

NeoGraft Shedding

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Thakn you for your question, invest9. Hair shedding within three days after NeoGraft Hair Transplant is unusual. I am concerned that the hairs you found on your pillow are grafted hairs that were unable to take hold. I suggest you consult with the surgeon who performed your procedure to learn more about the hairs you found on your pillow.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hair Shedding a few days after surgery

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If you are concerned that your grafts could be dislodging and/or are not taking, I would contact your operating surgeon for a follow up at your earliest convenience.  Generally speaking, the shedding phase begins somewhere between a few days to a few weeks after your procedure and this is typically a normal and expected phenomenon.  Because you are only a few days out from surgery, I would recommend contacting your doctor to discuss your experience as they would be most familiar with your particular case and provide you with their best advice.  Best of luck!

Hair shedding within 3 days?

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Any patient that is having follicle transplant using NeoGraft needs to be extremely cautious of the transplant site to ensure nothing falls out.  If your hair is shedding after 3 days, I would consult with your doctor.

Need an exam

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In general your transplanted hairs will shed for a few weeks after surgery.  This is normal.  If you are worried your grafts are dislodging then this is a different matter and you should contact your doctor for a follow up exam.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair shedding after transplant

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Neo graft is an instrument that is used to do FUE. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a revival of the old punch technique obtaining donor hair with a small circular cutting instrument. These punches are used to harvest follicular units one at a time from the donor area. as the harvesting is done and also as the recipient sites are made, sometimes the client experiences shock loss. If the hair transplant doctor is specialized there are some steps that can be taken to minimize the shock loss. However, if they are not then as they are making the donor incisions and also as they are harvesting, they can damage the surrounding hair and cause hair shedding after transplant.

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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