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Old 08-03-2012, 10:23 AM
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I am just wondering whether any shock loss hair that is likely to come back after a HT, will it regrow the same rate as your transplanted hairs or both at the same time?

I am now at 9 weeks post HT and seems like I am seeing some regrowth of my existing hair shed, due to shock loss.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:42 PM
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The existing hair that is non DHT receptive recycles very similiar to the transplanted hair. Transplanted hair taken from various donor regions is considered to be terminal hair and non receptive to DHT as well. They both behave very similiar regarding their growth cycles. And I am referring to follicle behavior.

The exisitng hair within the recipient area or what we refer to at times as "native hair" is usually subject to DHT and therefore subject to the debilitating effects of DHT. These ill effects include a slower growth cycle, meaning, the follicles can be slower to return to the growth phase because as they fulfill each growth cycle, the hair comes back weaker, thinner in hair shaft diameter, and even begin to lose pigmentation. The future growh phases become slower and shorter in duration and eventually hair production shuts down altogethor.

This is why we often inform patients to give their respective procedures a full 12 months to evaluate. The 12 month post-op period provides enough time for both DHT receptive and non DHT receptive hair follicles to cycle back to their growth phase to where they are both providing visible coverage.

The new emerging growth is also intermittent so the follicles sprout up at various intervals, not all at the same time.

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:13 PM
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I had worse than average shock loss between months 1 and 3.5

It filled in at roughly the same time as the transplanted hair grew, perhaps a tiny bit faster.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:35 PM
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everyone is different....On all 3 of my hair transplants I have barely experienced shock loss if any at all
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:43 AM
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Ive read that it's possible to permanently lose some native in the HT process if it was on the way out anyway. (Hair that might have stayed in for a few more years until the next natural cycle!). I've seen a lot of pics of guys with a thinner general area near transplanted hairs (that was looking more natural pre-HT). So in the end they have more hair in the front for instance, but right behind it the shockloss took some natural density away for good. ...or am I mistaken?
Maybe not for everyone but for some?
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:14 PM
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I generally tell my patients that if they have any shock loss of the original/native hair that some will be temporary and some will be permanant. The hairs that are very weak and unhealthy will likely be lost , but that healthier hair that fall out post operatively due to shock will grow back at the same time or sometimes a little sooner than the transplanted hairs. When they call me and say they think the transplanted hairs are already growing I explain the them that the hairs that are growing first are likely the shocked hairs.
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Possibly the transplanted follicles take a bit longer to show emerging new growth because they are getting established (healing) in a new environment of blood supply whereby existing native hair follicles are already established and connected to their blood supply.

Just a thought.
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I often wondered while my huge shockloss was growing back was the hair I'm seeing shockloss regrowing or ht hair but I never could tell. Check my blog in link below to see month by month shock to regrowth.
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Aramis,

Did your shock loss recover? If so when did recovery start and when did you back to even? I'm 3 months out and had terrible shock loss.
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