When in TE you shed a hair, does that hair grow right away or it takes time?

When in TE you shed a hair , does that hair grow right away or it takes time

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When in TE you shed a hair, does that hair grow right away or it takes time?

Thanks for your query. It takes time for the hair to grow back as in telogen effluvium the hair sheds and there is another hair in the hair bulb but it takes time for it to grow out of the blb. Hope it helps.
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Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone

Telogen hair loss can occur quickly but in general occurs a time period after the stressful event. I suggest you see an expert for a consultation.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Telogen Effluvium

This is a difficult question but we would assume that the TE cycle invokes the 'telogen phase which usually takes about 6 months

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Shed hair in TE

Usually the shed hair grows right away and grows about 1 cm per month. In patients with other conditions, such as androgenetic alopecia and severe biochemical and metabolic disturbances, there can be some delay in the so called "kenogen" phase.But once a hair is shed, a message is sent to immediately manufacture and push up to the surface a new hair.

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

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