The following thorough response to a question from the Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums, was written by forum member “Gillenator”.
It’s been four months since my hair transplant. I had work done in the hairline and in the crown. It seems as though the hair in-between the crown and hairline that had no work done has thinned substantially since my procedure. It just looks extremely thin in direct sunlight where as before the surgery it was thick, which is why it wasn’t addressed in this surgery.
Yes, it is possible to experience shock loss in the adjoining areas where there is no natural hair loss. And when grafts are placed both ahead and behind of the mid-scalp, it’s not totally unusual for the untouched area to undergo some level of shock loss.
The good news is that the area should thicken up again but may take 3-4 months from now to occur. Are you starting to see some hair growth in the recipient areas? That should be occurring just about now.