Why is hair shedding after hair transplant in Toronto?

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After a hair transplant in Toronto, you may not expect to shed. The turnover of hair strands is a normal, daily function, and you lose between 50-100 hairs on average, every 24 hours. Post-hair restoration, some people see their newly implanted hairs fall out at roughly 3 weeks. While their concern is understandable, this “shock loss” is also closely linked to the normal cycle of hair shedding, and it’s not detrimental to transplant results. We’ll explain why hairs fall out after surgery.

Shedding non-transplanted hair

Cycles of growth and hair replacement occur in each of your follicles. You’ll pass from the Anagen to Catagen then Telogen phase. Anagen is known as the active phase and lasts for roughly 2-6 years. Active hairs grow around 1cm every month. Catagen is also called the “transitional phase” and is much shorter at just a few weeks. Telogen known as the “resting” phase, is where shedding occurs. Typically, about 6-8% of all your hairs are in the Telogen phase.

There are a few factors that trigger hairs to move into the shedding stage, besides the regular cycle. Extreme stress, trauma, illness, certain medications, surgery and hair transplantation all stimulate follicles to let go of their hairs. This occurrence is also called “telogen effluvium” and “shock loss.” In most of these cases, new hairs grow in to replace them, and the whole cycle continues.

Toronto hair transplant patients experience a temporary shock to their scalp and tiny follicles as they’re surgically relocated. Though they tend to heal and establish themselves quickly, the transferred hairs don’t last. There’s no need to worry about shedding these transplant strands. New ones will begin to grow and show around 3-4 months after surgery.

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New hair growth takes patience

Though losing the hairs implanted through grafting is unavoidable, it’s also temporary. New hairs take several months to mature and grow at different rates.

The timeline for results after a Toronto hair transplant usually follows 1-2 weeks for initial healing, 3-4 months for new growth to appear, and 8-9 months to see 80% of results.

There are a few things our patients can do to ensure the fastest, optimal new growth after hair transplant.

Topical Minoxidil

Also called Rogaine, this scalp treatment helps to reduce hair shedding for men and women, though it tends to be more effective for younger clients with early hair loss. This treatment can be continued after transplantation if the patient feels it works for them.

PRP- platelet-rich plasma

This natural serum created from a patient’s blood injects potent growth factors to the root of hairs after surgery. PRP is known to have anti-inflammatory benefits and may help grow thicker, fuller hair more rapidly.

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