FUE - will old hair still grow back after FUE hair transplant? (photos)

Hello, below is a photo of my hair before and after (14 days post op) FUE hair transplant. I have been told that the implanted hairs will fall out and this is called shock loss and that they will begin to grow again after 3 months post op. What I wanted to know is what about the hair I had from before, will that grow back too? If so, when will that grow back? Once the implanted hairs fall? After 3 months at the same time as the new hair? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 3

Shock Loss

Implanted hairs falling out is a normal part of the process. Shock loss is when your natural hair falls out too- this is also fairly common, and generally it will grow back within a few months of the hair falling out. The only time the natural hair wouldn't grow back is if it was susceptible to balding in the near future because your hair loss hadn't stabilized yet.


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Shock Loss

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Implanted hairs falling out is a normal part of the process. Shock loss is when your natural hair falls out too- this is also fairly common, and generally it will grow back within a few months of the hair falling out. The only time the natural hair wouldn't grow back is if it was susceptible to balding in the near future because your hair loss hadn't stabilized yet.


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If your old native hairs don't fall out from shock hair loss, there is no reason to believe why it would not grow back.

If your old native hairs don't fall out from shock hair loss, there is no reason to believe why it would not grow back.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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If your old native hairs don't fall out from shock hair loss, there is no reason to believe why it would not grow back.

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If your old native hairs don't fall out from shock hair loss, there is no reason to believe why it would not grow back.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 102 reviews

Hair regrowth

Hair in the hair grafts falls out after a hair transplant and also the native hair may fall out which is what is called shock loss (see below)

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair regrowth

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Hair in the hair grafts falls out after a hair transplant and also the native hair may fall out which is what is called shock loss (see below)

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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