I had a transplant about two weeks ago. The transplanted hairs should have shed but they haven’t yet. Does this mean they won’t and is this normal?

In most cases shedding or shock loss would occur from one to four weeks after the hair transplantation procedure. Typically, 95% to 98% of the transplanted hairs will shed in the first one to four weeks.

On occasion, however, we do have a patient who experiences very little shock loss and the transplanted hairs just start growing from the day of the procedure. This is very unusual and it is really more a bonus when this happens because the patient will not have to experience the three to four month wait before the new hairs start to grow.

I would say this is not certainly normal but does occur and is more of a lucky break for the patient than anything else.

Posted by: Dr. Charles