Dr Rassman help !
I just found out that for the past months i’ve been using a shampoo beyond its expiration date! The expiration date was on June 2008 and i was using it up until late October (2 – 3 times / week ). This is the shampoo: Bioderma Node DS
Would there be any permanent or temporary damage? I haven’t been experiencing any scalp problems ( apart from occasional mild itching and / or tightness ). I do have seen intense shedding in the past two months, which i though was seasonal shedding. I do have a couple of thousand plugs (last transplant was 6 1/2 months ago.)
I would really appreciate a reply. I’m really stressed about this one. Best Regards
Most labels for product expiration are usually not reflective of the actual life of the product (usually longer than stated). I don’t believe that you should have a problem with hair loss from using such an outdated shampoo. Look to other causes like genetic hair loss. You had a couple thousand grafts transplanted (I assume you mean grafts, even though you stated plugs, which often refers to the outdated hair transplant techniques of yesteryear), but I don’t know what degree of loss you had before that, whether you were on Propecia before your transplant, etc. You could be seeing shock loss from the hair transplant. Without seeing what you’re talking about and knowing more about your case, it would be difficult to guide you.