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Some implanted hair falling out

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Anonymous

Some implanted hair falling out

by Anonymous » Thu May 06, 2004 9:58 am

Hi, I had my FIT surgery over 3 weeks ago. I am healing well, but I had a few questions. First, I have noticed when showering that some of the implanted hairs are begining to fall out. It appears that they have grown since implanted, but some are now shedding, is that common? Second, there is still a slight bit of redness in the donor and transplant area, is this common and when does this typically go away? Thanks...

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by forhair » Thu May 06, 2004 9:59 am

What you experience is very common to this period of time, you have nothing to worry about.
one thing I noticed from my procedure,the less you think and worried about it, the better.
Some patients heal fast and some slower,3 weeks is still to early to completely heal,give it some more time,if after 2-4 month the redness will still occur,then you will have to give us a call.
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Anonymous

by Anonymous » Thu May 06, 2004 10:00 am

This is to be expected. Do not be alarmed. It is advisable to continue scrubing the recipient area until you get as many of the transplanted hairs to shed as possible, so that they may restart their growth phase. Any other questions you have concerning your FIT procedure may be directed to me...Leith@forhair.com

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by forhair » Thu May 06, 2004 10:01 am

actually, you want any transplanted hairs that are not growing to come out.

after grafting the hairs appear to grow for a short period of time. then they stop this elongation process an simply stay on the top of the skin. these are now foreign bodies. you want to remove these. if they stay in place, they will eventually form a cyst. this cyst will become red, tender, and need to be popped. it is better to remove the non-growing hair filaments than pop cysts.

these can also be removed by gentlely pinching them between your finger and thumb and then applying upward pressure to pluck them out. if they come easily, they are not growing and need to come out. if they do not come out easily, simply release your grip and let the hair stay. it is a growing hair.

the redness is uncommon in the donor area, but very common in the recipient area. it will fade in about 3 months. you can apply a topical makeup such as foundation or a tanning spray to conceal it if you like. redness is due to increased blood flow to help the area heal. it is more likely that the area is pink rather than red.

only about 10% of the hair usually stays after a transplant. most temporarily falls out. lets hope you are one of the lucky ones who retains more than 10%. some keep almost 100%. wouldn't that be great.
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Anonymous

Redness

by Anonymous » Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:31 pm

Does the redness vary according to the number of grafts placed within a given area? If a person has 2000 grafts placed to his frontal hairline and another person gets only 1000 grafts to the same size recipient area...will the 1000 graft area yield less redness and will it not last as long as the 2000?

Anonymous

redness...

by Anonymous » Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:20 am

Redness is not actually quantity dependant. I need more data from you though... For startes, when was your transplant?

Anonymous

by Anonymous » Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:04 pm

I have not had the transplant as of yet. I am probably going to be getting the 500 FUT to my frontal hairline. I am a class IV. And when would it be considered safe to go in the sun after a transplant? My hair loss definitely is hidden better when I have a decent tan. Thanks.


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