Is it normal to lose hair after a hair transplant? Just contemplating this question is enough to make you think twice about investing in hair restoration surgery.
Some individuals might experience minor shedding or hair loss following hair transplant surgery. Fortunately, most men and women who lose hair after transplant are able to grow it back naturally.
So why do some people lose hair after a restoration procedure, and are there ways to limit your chance of developing such shock loss?
What is Shock Loss
Shock loss is a term some hair loss professionals may use to describe a specific type of hair loss that occurs after the transplant. For many patients, shock loss is only temporary. The risk of shock loss varies by patient and is always described in detail during hair transplant consultation.
In general, shock loss is caused by the trauma undergone during transplant. The more trauma induced, the greater the risk of shedding or loss after the procedure. By the same token, the risk of shock loss can be greatly reduced when surgeons use certain techniques and technologies prior to surgery.
Ways to Prevent Shock Loss
It’s important to note that not all patients experience shock loss. Further, those patients who do experience a certain degree of hair loss after transplant are usually able to recover fully. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we offer the most advanced treatments and technologies to minimize the risk of shock loss, including:
Consultation & Prevention. During your hair loss consultation, you will learn more about your specific type of hair loss and the ways you can [prepare for hair transplant surgery]. We also review transplant options, like the ARTAS System and highly refined FUE with PRP treatment to minimize trauma and maximize results.
PRP. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a special concentration of the patient’s own blood that features a higher volume of natural healing and growth factors. PRP is used during transplant to deliver more blood, oxygen, nutrients, and other healing agents directly to the hair follicles during transplant. This greatly reduces trauma to the scalp.
ARTAS®. The ARTAS System uses advanced robotics and measuring technologies to identify and extract (FUE) donor hair for the transplant procedure. Using the ARTAS, our surgeons are able to extract follicular units with greater accuracy and less trauma to the scalp.
To learn more about hair transplant surgery, call our Institute directly at 305-925-0222.