Post op FUE day 16 transplanted hair is smaller thinner than natural hair. Since the scabs are now nearly done i am bald again.

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Post op FUE day 16 transplanted hair is smaller thinner than natural hair. Since the scabs are now nearly done i am bald again.

To obtain alive hair follicles implanted in higher rates, the latest technique being used is not the only manner, it is also affected by compliance of implantation area that we found a better way to improve as a result of our researches, The Organic Hair Transplantation. By this new and unique Organic Hair Transplantation Technique, before the extraction and implantation processes; we regenerate the implantation area with injection of stem cell enriched fat tissue. Regeneration of cells in target area before FUE transplantation with the support of stromal stem cells results in higher rate of alive thicker hair follicles.


Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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It can take 6 to 12 months after surgery to see results. If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor

It can take 6 to 12 months after surgery to see results.  If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Shedding after a hair transplant

Shedding of the  transplanted hairs in between 2-4 weeks  is normal and this is a part of the procedure .Transplanted hairs start to visibly regrow between months 4-6. At month 6-9, a patient may expect to see growth for  80% of the transplants. Again, due to the random cycle of hair growth, not all grafts will start growing at the same time. Initially, the hair my be thinner and finer. It will gain length and density as it matures. 

Full growth from the transplants is usually achieved at 12 months. All the best

Ilker Apaydin, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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21 days

At 21 days all of the grafts may have shed and if you are not on the drug finasteride, you run the risk of losing your natural hair doe to shock loss

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Post op FUE day 16 transplanted hair is smaller thinner than natural hair. Since the scabs are now nearly done i am bald again.

I am not sure what your question is because it seems that you were not properly educated on how a transplant works.  A transplant and the the transplanted hair follicles should shed within 4 weeks of time and you will return to the hair loss you had BEFORE your transplant. This will last for around 3 months where upon you should start to see the gradual growth of the transplanted hairs. A stubble will occur first then over the next year your transplant will continue to grow. A full year is what is needed to see a full result.

William Woessner, MD
New Orleans Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Post op FUE

Good question.  Remember, it takes 6-9 months after hair restoration surgery to have hair that has grown enough to style, and a full year to see full results.  Often times, after the procedure itself, you may undergo a small amount of shock loss - this has to do with the amount of units that were transplanted in a session, how tightly packed they were placed, etc.  Give it time.  When in doubt, bring this up with your surgeon at your next follow up.  You will do great - its just a matter of time.  Best of luck.

Miguel Mascaro, MD
Delray Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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