Preventing Shock Hair Loss After Hair Transplant

May 22nd, 2012

Q: Can shock loss be eliminated by using special surgical techniques?

A: Although there have been no scientific studies proving this, shock hair loss can most likely be minimized by keeping the recipient sites parallel to the hair follicles, by not creating a transplanted density too great in areas of existing hair, and by using minimal epinephrine (adrenaline) in the anesthetic. We implement all of these techniques. Finasteride may also decrease shock hair loss, or at least help any (miniaturized) hair that is lost to re-grow. That said, some shock hair loss from a hair transplant is unavoidable regardless of the technique as it is a normal physiologic response to stress.

Listen to an audio clip where Dr. Bernstein discusses shock fall out or shock hair loss in more detail

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on May 22nd, 2012 at 2:20 pm



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