Hair transplantation indeed helps erase the grief of hair loss, balding, and hair thinning issues. One of the rarest possibilities after a hair restoration surgery is a shock loss. It is seen in nearly 5% of hair restoration cases.
Though shock loss is an aftermath of a hair transplant surgical procedure when the hair around the transplanted zone or the recipient area sheds, it is a temporary phase and more common in regions surrounding the recipient site. The situation can occur suddenly and be a sudden shock or trauma that can happen even in the donor area due to extraction, hence the name shock loss.
It is said that this trauma of losing hair after a hair transplant can be physical, chemical, or both. This article explores what exactly shock loss is, its causes, and more.
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Hair transplant surgeries have been a boon to people who have suffered intense hair loss, and pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. The recovery and healing phase of hair transplant involves the shedding of hair surrounding the recipient and donor zones.
This shedding or fall of hair after a hair transplant is temporary and termed as shock loss due to the sudden trauma after the surgery.
The hair surrounding the donor and the recipient sites fall due to the stress and trauma post-surgery. This is a specific yet rare condition that can come as a shock. Though rare or temporary, the shock loss post-surgery can impede self-esteem and hopes of hair growth and revival. One gets to worry more when the hair does not grow even after a temporary shock loss.
As mentioned earlier, shock loss can be physical, chemical, or both. There are no particular factors to pinpoint for shedding after a hair transplant. However, some of the possible reasons for a shock loss after a hair transplant can be penned down as follows.
Loss of hair can be distressing, and hair loss after a hair transplant can contribute to a significant amount of psychological distress. Shock loss after a hair transplant is a rare condition affecting less than 5% of the total hair transplant cases.
People experiencing shock loss post hair transplant tend to lose their native hair. The hair surrounding the bald regions especially are the hair that are on the path of miniaturisation. And if the progression of baldness is aggressive, shock loss can lead to permanent loss of hair.
Shock loss occurs in the sites around the recipient and donor regions of transplant. There is nothing to worry about, when these traumatised sites of hair loss grow new, healthy and natural hair. However, it can be a matter of concern when the loss of hair is permanent with least chances of new hair regrowth in these regions.
It is often said, shock loss cannot be predicted but can be prevented with proper care before and after a hair transplant.
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Typically shock loss is rare and temporary. Within 9 to 12 months of hair transplant, hair grows back. However, the hair regrowth initially appears patchy and may take 12 to 18 months post-surgery to regain an even hair growth appearance.
Trauma or shock loss after a hair transplant cannot destroy the existing hair. However, it can temporarily cause shedding in and around the recipient as well as the donor areas.
There are no defined ways to prevent shock loss after a hair transplant. But certain prescribed medications, the use of medicated topical solutions, and low-level laser therapy (LLLP) can propagate faster hair growth in the shock loss regions.
One of the rarely occurring side effects of hair transplants is temporary shock loss, where the areas adjacent to the donor and recipient transplant sites go to a transient traumatic phase. Your doctor will need to inform you about the shock loss possibilities before you go through a hair transplant. At Medlinks, we give the best hair transplant in Delhi with quality, transparent and scientific hair transplant solutions where the possibility of such post-surgery complications is minimal.
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