Shock loss following hair transplantation operations is the temporary loss of hair strands on the hair follicles that have been transplanted to the affected area. This process is a very normal process after every sowing operation. However, people who have experienced hair loss beforehand can be worried and frustrated.
Hair loss after hair transplantation, which is one of the main issues that make people worried about hair transplantation because it creates a partially bald and redhead image during the healing process, shows the transition of newly transplanted hair follicles to the resting phase. Since each hair follicle goes into a resting period at different times, not all hair planted during the shock shedding process after hair transplantation is shed at a time. Shock shedding is not given a specific date, but usually begins in the 3rd week of hair transplantation and will end with how long will vary according to the person. This situation, which may also occur after three weeks in some people, could be intense in some people, less in some people, and none in others. After this process, which is also referred to as rapid shedding and temporary shedding, the hair will grow stronger and healthier than before. Shedding process after hair transplantation should not be fearful and worried.
Causes Shock Shedding After Hair Transplantation?
The exact cause of shock loss after hair transplantation is not fully known. It is thought to be due to blood flow in the region due to scalp trauma that occurs during sowing.
As part of the hair transplant operation, the hair follicles taken from the donor area are traumatized because they are separated from the body. Under the effect of this trauma, they go to defence and put themselves to sleep — the loss of hair, which is referred to as shock loss, occurs.
The hair follows the anagen (growth), catagen (pause) and telogen (rest) stages during the growth period. In this cycle, the hair is shed several times and comes out again. The reason for shock loss after planting is that these newly transplanted hair follicles want to start a new growth cycle. When the channels opened to accommodate the hair roots begin to heal, that is, the hair remaining on the skin is broken and poured, and the root part stays inside and maintains the normal growth cycle. The hair follicles continue to grow from where they left off, following the shock shedding after the hair transplantation, which regains the developmental stage of the hair. This shedding also allows quality hair to grow after hair transplantation.
Shock Shedding Prevented?
Shedding after hair transplantation is a natural result of hair transplantation operations, and it is not possible to prevent one. Since the hair starts to grow more healthily after shedding, it will be more beneficial for the person to overcome the stress-free process. However, studies are indicating that shock shedding is less experienced as a result of the use of various drugs. For example, in a study named “Cyclical medicine for hair loss management and improved results in hair transplantation” researchers conducted on 500 people and followed for two years, it was found that used drugs such as amino acid, iron, calcium, zinc, minoxidil and finasteride grew the hair faster, and it is also stated to shock spillage was prevented.
Things To Consider During Shock Shedding
- Consume plenty of water,
- Vegetable and fruit-based healthy eating,
- Stop alcohol, smoking and caffeine consumption,
- Avoiding movements that cause sweating,
- To continue using the shampoo recommended by the doctor,
Besides; Taking advantage of PRP and hair mesotherapy applications can benefit the nourishment of new roots and grow hair faster and healthier.