View Full Version : Is Donor Area Shock Loss Common?

12-30-2011, 12:15 PM
As some of you may know - I did 400 FUE this past November...
And I have experienced donor shock loss. I have about 3 to 4 bald spots that are about the size of a quarter.

I went to the doctor who did the surgery and he said it grow back.

But to be on the safe side - How often does this even happen? From what I see - donor shock loss is not a common thing. And I will want to take action now to get this sort out.

01-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Does anyone know?

Dr. Glenn Charles
01-05-2012, 08:51 PM
In my experience shock loss is not common in the donor area following hair transplantation. However, it does happen occationally and possibly a little more likely after FUE compared to FUT. It should be temporary. I have heard of a few cases where FUE triggered a few patches of Alpoecia Areata to occur. This is also a temporary condition that I have treated with mild steroid injections to stimulate quicker hair regrowth.

01-08-2012, 09:41 PM
Thank you for your response!