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07-07-2016, 02:24 AM
I am 3 months post-op with one of the recommended FUE doctors. Almost 3,000 grafts were implanted in the crown area, with an average of approximately 2.6 hairs per graft.

Most of the transplanted follicles were shed between the 6th and 10th week, however small hairs keep falling out when shampooing. Almost none of these hairs have a bulb at the end. They just look like they've been cut.

Is this normal or does it mean something is wrong? Could touching the vertex area frequently have caused the hair to shed or not grow at the normal rate (the area was very itchy during the 4th to 10th week, so I gently touched it quite often)?

So far, I don't see almost any regrowth in the transplanted area, even when looking closely at the scalp. Is this normal at 3 months post-op?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
07-07-2016, 05:22 AM
It can take up to 18 months in some rare cases
Not all transplants actually produce results. Like anything in medicine, some patients do not get results at all.
make sure to maintain close follow up with your doctor so that the odds are in your favor.

09-09-2016, 09:14 AM
Results start from 3 months upto a year. Shedding at the 3 months stage seems normal to me, also your existing or "Native" hair is still susceptible to shedding. Just give it time

09-09-2016, 10:33 AM
This is a very hard time. Shock loss, bad cosmetic look, and lots of waiting before you see results. Hang in there. You will get there.