During the hair cycle, shedding is a normal and natural process. Dropping of hair after the process is also natural where about the patient leaves about 50 to 100 hairs in a day. However, this is not baldness, baldness happens when one losses hair more than the normal amount. As we know that Hair Transplant involves grafting hair from one part to the other, what we don’t know is that shedding of hair happens even after hair transplant. This is normal and can be easily distinguished from transplanted hair and non-transplanted hair.
Continue reading this article if you want to know that what will happen to your hair before and Hair transplant after one month.
Shedding before hair transplant
Shedding of hair before transplant involves three phases. They are as follows: catagen, telogen and anagen. During the anagen or active phase, the hair grows about 1cm in every 28 days. Next is the catagen phase, which comes into play and stays for which stays for 2-3 weeks. Last is the telogen or resting phase where the shedding occurs. In this phase the telogen and catagen are not accelerated but the first phase, called the anagen phase is slowed down.
Shedding of transplanted hairs (Hair transplant after one month)
This is a very common process and is soon fades out. Shedding happens until three to four months and gradually stops when the new and thin hair begins to grow. As the hair follicle is stripped off in the extraction process, the initial phase of the hair transplant observes shedding. However, as this is shot lived, it does not have any impact on the hair and its density.
Shedding of natural existing hairs
After the hair transplant surgery, the natural shedding of the existing hairs continues as per the normal hair cycle. The hair transplant procedure does not alter the natural hair cycle of the existing hairs. If the hair fall is more than normal, one must consult a doctor and undergo medication, as prescribed by the specialist.