This hair loss question was answered by Dr. Glenn Charles of Florida who is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians. His professional answer is below.
I am 5 weeks post op from my second hair restoration surgery and am missing a lot of hair around my donor scar. I don’t remember the balding being this bad after my first surgery. Is shedding of the donor site normal? It doesn’t seem like there’s much healthy hair around the scar like there used to be.
In my experience, shock loss in the hair transplant donor area is not that common but it certainly does happen in some isolated cases. It seems to be a little more common in females than in male patients.
Thankfully, when shock loss does occur, the thinning hair is usually temporary and returns to its normal, pre-transplanted density in due time.
Dr. Glenn Charles
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