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How to Minimize the Risk of Shock Loss in Hair Transplant

Updated on Tuesday 07th April 2020

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Content overseen by Doctor Costin Pasnicu who has over 7 years of experience in the medical field and has performed numerous successful surgeries. He graduated from the renowned University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest.

When patients undergo a hair transplant operation in Turkey, because of the initial trauma or “shock” of effectuating such an invasive procedure, some of the healthy hairs in the area which surrounds the transplanted site could fall after several days. This is an entirely normal process which is referred to in the hair restoration domain as shock hair loss.
Quite naturally, sometimes, patients are worried about this process if they have not been appropriately educated before undergoing the operation. The hair transplant physician bears the responsibility of explaining the possibility of shock hair loss during the initial consultation with the patient. 

Minimizing shock loss after a hair transplant in Turkey

Among the methods used to minimize shock loss after a hair transplant in Istanbul we mention:
The utilization of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved medication against hair loss which include Propecia (finasteride) and/or Rogaine (minoxidl) to strengthen the hairs six months to one year before the operation;
The utilization of smaller ultra-refined blades by the Turkey hair transplant surgeon by operating with ultra-refined follicular unit transplant, which minimizes the trauma to the scalp;
Positioning the follicular units more rarely around the natural hairs, rather than implanting them densely too close to each other minimizes the scalp trauma;
In some specialists’ opinion, shaving the recipient area minimizes the risk of natural hair loss, since it is easier to establish the proper angle and observe in between the natural existing hairs. This way, the risk of native hair transection is minimized. 

Sock loss explained by our hair transplant surgeons in Turkey

Fortunately, it is good to know that shock loss is a temporary occurrence. The hairs grow back automatically from the affected hair grafts in a matter of months. It is not necessary to treat shock loss with any medication.
When undergoing a hair transplant procedure in Turkey, patients have to be extremely careful during the operation and during the healing process. 
It is crucial to ensure that the newly restored hair follicles do not get damaged. That is due to the fact that, once damaged, there are few chances to treat them and help them grow back as they should.
If you would like to know more about shock loss after a hair transplant, or to schedule a hair restoration procedure with us, please get in touch with our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul. Our doctors are specialists in hair transplantation, but can also help you if you need scalp micropigmentation services.