Hi, I recently had a hair transplant 30 days ago in turkey for 4600 grafts, I have concerns about the donor areas on each side of my head. The clinic said that it is just shock and will grow back but I am still concerned.
Hello @Mbrown29 . Sorry to see your shockloss. As hard as it is patience is needed for it to grow back, which it will, as its temporary. Keep talking to your clinic, consider buzzing the rest of your hair in your doner. Paddy
Did they take the grafts from high up on the side of your head or has your shock loss area increased beyond the Fue donor site? I agree with the others, buzz your hair to help disguise it. Did the clinic say how long it will take for your hair to grow back?
Shock loss can extend past the donor site as it is due to injections administered, (Epinephrine, Lidocaine) and the resultant blood constriction there is to the area. You may have had a very long day and a lot of injections! If I were you I would start to apply Minoxidil to encourage a speedily regrowth and of course, seek the medical attention from the clinic whom you trusted for the work as they should be well able to advise you. It should grow back of itself but adding Minoxidil should help also among other things.
I can see why you're concerned as it doesn't look good currently, but it's likely to only be temporary and I'd expect it to recover well over the coming months. Agree with the comments suggesting you buzz your remaining hair to make things less noticeable for now. All the best with it.
This is more "atypical" than typical to be honest and probably more from certain clinics. This is not a "run of the mill" reaction to surgery by any means so should not be seen as that because this case is an extreme example of shock loss. Be careful in your research of course, but I would not expect this for the most part and hope mbrown29 is seeing improvement.