5 Facts about “Shock Loss” after a Hair Transplant

hair-lineDon’t let the name scare you, “shock loss” is a common occurrence that happens after a hair transplant. In a nut shell, it involves hairs falling out a few weeks after your surgery. While this can be initially frightening (“did my hair transplant go wrong?!) it is important for patients to know that it’s a normal phase on your journey to getting your hair back. Let’s look at some facts:

1. Shock loss occurs when the patient’s native hair is weak and isn’t strong enough to resist the trauma (surgery) that’s going on around it. In most cases, the hair lost during shock loss will grow back after a few months.

2. Any hair that goes into shock and doesn’t return is hair that was destined to fall out anyway.

3. Increased trauma will increase the chances of shock loss so it’s very important to follow all post-op protocol as recommended by your specialist. Take it easy after surgery – avoid bumping your head, avoid direct sunlight on your scalp.

4. Shock loss is unpredictable and there isn’t anything that patients or specialists can do to lighten the risk.

5. Shock loss tends to occur both in the recipient and in the donor areas. It’s a normal response to trauma to the scalp.

Patient's Speak Out!

Why take our word for it?
Listen to our patients:

"...needless to say, the self esteem boost I received from Carol's work has been incredible. I owe a great bit of gratitude to her for what she has done to improve my life and my appearance..."

Read More Testimonials

Why Choose Carol?

20+ Years Experience
Proven Results that Last Forever
Patient + Physician Referrals
Free/Discreet Consultations
10 Clinic Locations
FUE Procedures
FUT Procedures
Thousands of Happy Patients

Get in Touch

Ph: 774-406-7998 | Email

Boston, MA
Peabody, MA
Plymouth, MA
Carver, MA
Peabody, MA
Cranston, RI
Westport, CT
Londonderry, NH
Bangor, ME
Albany, NY
Yonkers, NY
Long Island, NY
Manhattan, NY
Hillsborough, NJ
Hackensack, NJ
Houston, TX
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Orlando, FL
Fernandina Beach, FL Jacksonville Beach, FL Scottsdale, AZ

Choosing the right surgeon or specialist is the single most important factor you can make when choosing to have a hair transplant. Let Carol's 20+ years of experience get you on your way to looking and feeling great again.