Is Donor Area Thinning Common After an FUE Hair Transplant?May 31st, 2007
Q: I recently had a follicular unit extraction procedure of 320 grafts to fix an old strip scar. The donor area where the FUE’s were taken looks very diffuse – worse than the original scar ever was, it looks horrible. My doctor said this was just shock loss. Have you seen that happen where the donor area gets all diffuse from shock? If not, have you seen it where the FUE’s are taken in an illogical pattern resulting in new scarring that is noticeable?
A: You can have shedding in the donor area from an FUE procedure, although it is not common. In FUE, the hair must be taken from the permanent zone and if there is too much wastage in the extraction process, too large an area may be needed to obtain the hair. This can leave a thin look even without shock loss (shedding).Related Posts:
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Topic: Follicular Unit Extraction
Tags: Diffuse Hair Loss, Donor Area, Donor Area Thinning, Donor Scar, Follicular Unit Extraction, Hair Transplant Repair, Permanent Hair Zone, Scar Repair, Shock Fall Out, Shock Loss Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on May 31st, 2007 at 7:59 am
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