Towards the end of November I underwent hair transplant surgery. Recently, I’ve been experiencing incremental hair loss and I’m becoming concerned. I spoke to my doctor and he said that additional hair loss or shock loss commonly occurs in post-op patients and that the lost hair will grow back in time. Well, after reading some of your blog entries it seems that my doctors explanation is conflicting. As such, I was hoping for your expert opinion in respect to my particular case. As background information, I’m 26 years old and I’m taking both Propecia and Rogaine. Thanks in advance for your help, as well as the informative blog.
As you are on Propecia (finasteride 1mg), you are taking the most effective step at preventing shock loss after a hair transplant. In young men, my experience has shown that shock loss is rare when the patient is on Propecia, but if it is the original miniaturized hair that you are losing, it may not come back. Hopefully, the new hair from the transplant will more than offset the hair lost from shock. I have no crystal ball, so you must wait out the regrowth cycle (3-5 months).