Thin Hair in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant Donor Site: Shock Loss or Over Harvested?
I am very concerned about my donor area. Recently I got a 860 graft follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant. Unfortunately,my donor is not what I expected, it looks very thin in my opinion (with just 860 grafts taken out!)
I think there a three options:
- They over harvested the donor area (to much grafts on too small area)
- Shock loss
- It is normal and will get better soon
Photos are pre-op and one month post-op. What do you think?
From your post-op pics, it does not appear that the donor was over harvested. The FUE sites actually look appropriately spaced. Even though there was not a large area of your donor used for the procedure, you had a relatively low number of grafts removed in one session. If you had a greater need for grafting, in my experience, we could have yielded 2500+ grafts over your entire donor area in the span of two days.
I believe the choices you gave of #2 and #3 may be more in line with what is actually occurring. Some people’s follicles are more susceptible to shock loss than others. I believe this is what we are seeing. It may take a few months before the donor area returns to normal.
How is the recipient area in front responding?
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