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Hair Transplant Shedding Period

People’s lives can be devastated because of hair loss. Especially men are the number one target of typical hair losses like male pattern baldness. There are some other hair loss types like alopecia areata as well. However, one can’t be so sure if he’s really suffering from a hair loss or not. For example, there is a specific type of hair loss that can be seen after hair transplantation procedures only. This specific hair transplant shedding period is called shock hair loss.

Shock hair loss is a kind of reaction from your body to hair transplant surgery. Transplanted hair follicles ( external parts, hair strands ) fall sometime after the hair transplant surgery. This can be at high levels or slight levels. Shock hair loss can last for months or may not even occur for 5 days.

In some cases, shock hair loss may stop and start again and cause further hair loss. However, your transplanted hair strands lost during shock hair loss will probably grow back. Shock hair loss is mostly not a permanent hair loss. Your hair follicles from the back of the head are the strongest bones in your body.

If shock hair loss coincides with your rest phase hair loss, you may feel a bit bad after the massive hair loss you will suffer from. The rest phase happens every 3 years and causes hair loss for 3 months. During this period, you will suffer from unusual hair loss. However, your loss will be recovered after this period. If the rest phase lasts more than 3 months, you are probably suffering from a different type of hair loss, most likely male pattern baldness.

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