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Old 06-12-2017, 07:06 AM
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I am a longtime lurker. I recently had a procedure with Dr Erdogan for 1420 grafts to reinforce a stabilized lateral hairline and temples. I also had grafts placed into a non-thinning area in my forelock to even out the look. I am planning on doing a full review of the procedure soon. However I had a quick question about healing and shedding.

I healed extremely fast. My donor was undetectable in 3 days, and my scabs were entirely off in 4 days. I had no lost grafts. At 11 days currently my redness is almost gone. However on day 10 I began shedding. I noticed this when hairs in the recipient area came out effortlessly, and looked like normal shed hairs. They are not native hairs because my transplant was 90% on hairless skin.

Now, just 2 days later I would say 50% of the hairs have shed. Is this normal this early on? My skin in the recipient area is also very dry sometimes and flakey although this has improved. I followed a strict post-op care regimen, applying aloe vera, HairCycle, and ATP spray religiously, which I credit with the quick removal of the scabs. The only thing I don't like about the procedure so far is ive had some shock loss of native hairs in my forelock although I heard this is normal and since there were no miniaturized hairs they will probably grow back.

If I'm shedding transplanted hairs right now, should I be worried? There is no pain, scabs or redness right now. The hairs are just falling in ones and twos.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:20 PM
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The transplanted hairs shedding at 10 days is normal.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:52 PM
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Yeah, this is totally normal and nothing to be worried about. Happy growing and keep your scalp out of the sun this summer!
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Old 06-13-2017, 01:13 AM
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Chillax and be merry, just don't pick at your scabs and follow your doc's post op to the letter and you should be just fine.

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3 days post op pics.
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Old 06-13-2017, 01:29 AM
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12 days post op. Please note the shedding and slight shock loss in the front forelock. What does everyone think? Is this normal?
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Old 06-13-2017, 04:04 AM
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At 12 days everything looks normal, there is no reason for you to be so alarmed, you have gone to a top proven surgeon so your result in time should reflect this.

My advice to you is to stop looking at your scalp trying to pick out faults. Just stick to the care regime and get on with life as normal as possible.

Don't be overly obsessive, it's a long journey to getting your hair back, if you are this picky now, then you might not make the finish line!

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IMHO, that is a little early to be shedding the grafts but don't see any harm or cause for alarm.

The real test will be in 3-4 months from now to see how the regrowth goes.

Congrats on your recent procedure....
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Also wanted to add for a lot of these hairs. I did not pluck them, but whenever I would put a hair between my fingers, they just fell right out. No force or plucking of any kind. I wouldn't damage my grafts that way right at day 13? Only blood means a lost graft?
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