Shock Hair Loss After Scalp Surgery

April 16, 2019

What is Shock Hair Loss? Is it Permanent?

By Dr. Sara Wasserbauer, Surgical Hair Restoration Specialist

Hair loss after surgery often termed “shock loss”, is the loss of hair after surgery. Procedures such as follicular unit hair transplantation, hairline lowering (AKA scalp advancement), or indeed any significant scalp surgery (especially those requiring general anesthesia) can cause this temporary shedding of hair. This condition …

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