Hair falling out, 3 weeks post op. Is this normal? (Photo)
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Shedding after a transplant
Its normal for the transplanted hair to shed 1-4 weeks after the procedure. It's also normal to see a little tissue, dry skin around the hair. Rest assured, your grafts are in there well at 3 weeks.
What is the normal post op course after a hair transplant?
I would recommend that you carefully review with your surgical team the normal post op course and what to expect. It is completely normal to have the transplanted hair shed 2-7 weeks post transplant. This is a good thing. These hairs will reappear at month 3.
Hair falling out
It is perfectly normal for some hair to fall out the first few months after a procedure (known as shedding or effluvium). These hairs will go through a normal cycle and regrow.Sometimes at this point after a procedure it can look like you have lost hair-because there is some shedding and the grafts haven't started to grow yet.But don't freak out!-it's a slow process and takes 9-12 months to see full results.
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Hair loss after a hair transplant
I am assuming that you are now losing native hair from the area you were transplanted. This is shock loss, see below
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. You may see some growth starting at 3 to 4 month (all the way up to one year).