I am 16 days post-op now and I have been experiencing increased hair loss from the donor area. Is it normal? Is this shock loss from the donor area?
If you are clearly noticing some thinning hair in the hair transplant donor area just above or below where the grafts were taken from then this is probably shock loss. It is not very common in the donor area, but does happen on occasion.
In the few cases I have seen the situation resolved itself with time.
Dr. Glenn Charles
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