If you have recently had or are thinking about having an FUE hair transplant, you may be concerned about the possibility of your hair shedding. Many patients who undergo an FUE hair transplant may worry about shedding after an FUE hair transplant. Below are some of the side effects of having an FUE hair transplant and whether hair shedding may be something that you need to be concerned about.
In an FUE hair transplant, hair follicles from areas of the scalp that still contain healthy hair (donor area) are transplanted to other areas where the hair has been lost or is thinning (recipient area).
This process involves transplanting anywhere between 500 to 2,000 grafts containing these hair follicles to the new recipient area of the scalp, so an extensive number of hair follicles are being moved around.
This entire process takes between 8 and 12 hours, depending on how many hair follicles are being transplanted.