Hair transplants, being the only permanent solution for hair loss problems, is usually preferred by many people. However, in the process of conducting their research about hair transplantation, one reality hits them really hard: hair transplant shock loss. This is one of the major things that people are usually afraid of. Their inability to predict or be able to avoid this problem prevents them from making a go ahead decision to get a transplant.
Are you thinking of getting a hair transplant and finding yourself in this situation of doubt and fear of this risk? Is it usually permanent or is it temporary? Is there something you could do to avoid it or is there a way to predict whether or not it is going to happen?
In most cases it is temporary
The possibility of hair transplantation shock loss is really terrifying. What is the point of going through a transplant to improve your hair loss just to end up having to deal with a worse scenario? For starters, it is important I bring to your attention that the rate of shock loss is just 1 to 2% in most cases and that it is temporary in most instances. This means that shocked hair normally grows back within a period of between 3 to 6 months.
You cannot be able to predict if you are subject to shock loss after a hair transplant is performed on you. This is mainly because, how your surgeon performs the hair transplant has the greatest impact on whether you will experience this devastating problem or not. The chances of experiencing hair loss after a hair transplant usually rise if your surgeon does not consider the hair angle when making incision sites, packs the hair transplanted excessively dense or if your hairs are fragile and are at the final antigen cycle.
What are the causes?
Typically, shock loss occurs when a physical trauma done on the hair transplanted causes them to shed off from the recipient or the donor area after a hair transplant. This trauma is brought about by the tools and chemicals that are utilized in performing the hair transplant. The occurrence of trauma is not dependent on the method of hair transplant being used by the surgeon.
Reducing the chances
Besides hoping that your doctor will commit none of the mistakes I have mentioned above, there is little a person can do to avoid shock loss after going through a hair transplant. However, you can try to make your hair stronger by using medications such as propecia or Minoxidil, but you need to consult with your doctor before taking them. Taking these two medications can help to decrease your chances of suffering hair loss after your hair transplant.