How Common is Shock Loss after Hair Transplant in Dubai

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Hair restoration surgery is the best way for reversing the effects of male pattern baldness. It is the only permanent solution as the new hair that grow stay. Since the procedure is invasive in nature, it does have some side effects as well. These are mainly temporary in nature and once the person has made full recovery from the surgery, they are all gone.

Shock Loss

This is a term that is often heard when a discussion takes place on the subject of hair restoration. It refers to a certain hair loss that occurs after a hair transplant has taken place. It is possible both most commonly used hair transplant procedure, the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) as well as the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

There are two kinds of hair losses after a transplant takes place. One is known as shedding while the other one is shock loss. There are subtle differences in the two of them.

Shedding vs. Shock Loss

The newly transplanted hair in the bald areas typically will fall away in two to five weeks’ time. This paves way for the new, stronger hair to grow. This process can take up to 12 to 18 months. Shock loss takes place in healthy hair either in the donor or transplant site.  This generally takes place due to the sudden trauma the skin goes through due to a hair transplant.

In most cases the hair loss is temporary. However, if the follicles are already miniaturized, such loss may be a permanent one. Much depends on how well a job the doctor has done during the transplant procedure as shock loss can be greatly reduced based on it. Grafting hair in too close a proximity can sometimes damage the healthy follicles in the area and cause shock loss.

How common is the shock loss?

Shock loss after hair transplant is quite common and takes place to some extent in most cases. The scalp goes through a major event and it is its way to react to it. Mostly, the hair loss is temporary and within a few months, these hair are back.


Shock loss is more common amongst females in comparison with males. To minimize its effects, person undergoing a hair transplant should fully follow the instructions given by the hair transplant surgeon. For the best hair transplant services in town, visit us at Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic to explore the world of possibilities in hair transplant.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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