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I underwent a small (less than 300 grafts) FUE procedure 3,5 months ago. There was no infection or any problems of this kind. What worries me is the fact that the donor area has much less density than before so now I have a sparse-hair-strip at the back of my head. I am enclosing a few photos for reference (sorry for the low quality). Has anyone any idea what went wrong? Is there anything I can do? Thank you.








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Yep. Just wait it out and it should be fine. I had the same thing around the 3-4 month mark as well and remember being slightly concerned that I'd always have that "shaded/lighter strip" in the back. However, around month 6 I really noticed that it was pretty much back to normal from what I could tell - and this was with 2,000 grafts, not 300.... My bet is you'll be fine in a few months.

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shock loss can occur both in the recipient and in the donor areas. its more common in the recipient area but can happen in the donor zone too.


but, a qualified FUE doctor shud be taking grafts from a scattered area in the back of ur head so there isn't a depletion of grafts in one particular area.


the 300 grafts isn't much at ALL and the area ur outlining is pretty big so id say u have shock loss so give it 3-6 months and u shud have more thickness back there. I've seen the same with 5x as many grafts. some just experience more shock loss then others.


ur not a diffused thinner and ur out of the DHT zone so unless one wants to believe that 300 grafts can thin out an area that size the only logical conclusion is shock loss.


but I do question why ur doctor wud not have taken the hairs in a more scattered area but nonetheless pretty much everything in that area is thin which is consistent with shock loss.

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If youre really worried, ask your doc if he harvested from a concentrated area (doubtful) or if you had a high transaction rate(possible but unlikely). Otherwise like busa said, it's likely temporary shock loss


Have any immediate post op pics? It could help clear things up

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