Freddy’s Hair Transplant Journey: 2 Months After Treatment
Posted Dec 12, 2017
by Coree Howard
Here, Freddy is sharing a few updates one and two months after surgery, explaining what happened during the ‘shock loss’ phase.
What Is Shock Loss?
Within the first 2-3 weeks after a hair transplant, all of the transplanted hair will fall out. This phenomenon is known as ‘shock loss’, and is a normal result of the trauma that the moved hair follicles have undergone. Some patients may also experience hair loss from areas that were not involved in the transplant. This can happen as the scalp undergoes a trauma and the blood supply and nutrition may be hampered in the recipient area, leading to the fall of the hair. There is nothing to worry as these hair usually come back 3-4 months after surgery.
This is the video Freddy shot one month after surgery.
Freddy’s Hair Transplant Journey: 2 Months After Treatment
Freddy also gave us an update two months after his surgery. You can read his own words below or watch the video where he’s showing his results.
“If you are reading my blog for the first time and you are a man who is losing your hair, you are not alone! According to the American Hair Loss Association, by the age of 35, two-thirds of men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss. By the age of fifty, approximately 85% of all men will experience a significant amount of thinning hair. As a person, we have so many ways of defining ourselves through our appearance - height, weight, muscle definition, our tastes in fashion, and our hair styles. When we lose the ability to control one of these aspect of our appearance, the results can be devastating.
Hair loss is about much more than vanity. It affects your self-esteem and your self-worth. I know my confidence went down, as I felt less attractive and looked older.
You start believing that success in your career depends on how much hair you have. In my case, I started to feel as everyone at work was looking at my hairline. I started to spend way too much time thinking about my hair loss. As a result, I would lose focus and my work would suffer.
My love life also started to suffer because I was losing hair. I would hesitate asking women out because my confidence with the opposite sex began to suffer. Eventually, I became insecure and avoided dating altogether.
In short, my confidence suffered and my balding consumed a great deal of my time and emotional energy that I could never get back. If this sounds familiar, don’t let the downward spiral continue. Do something about it! Restore your confidence and no longer deal with the impact hair loss has on your life.
It has been a little over two months since I made the decision to restore my hair and my confidence, and go through with my hair transplant. After two and a half months, I am finally starting to see results. Although I still do not like my hairline, I take comfort in the fact that I will soon have the hair that I want. I will no longer waste time and energy worrying about my hair, and I will no longer feel compelled to wear a hat everywhere I go.
I got a little taste of the confidence I was seeking during the first three weeks after surgery. I proudly showed off my new hairline wherever I went.
Then, during the fourth week, my newly implanted hair started shedding. My new hairline was completely gone by the end of the week. Unfortunately, this is just part of the process. This phenomenon is known as “shock loss”. According to most statistics, 90% of those who undergo hair surgery will lose their transplanted hair and some of their native hair within 2-4 weeks. You may look worse before you start to look better. After two months, I am finally starting to see new hair growth in my balding areas. As each day passes, I notice more and more tiny hairs starting to sprout. This is an extremely exciting time as I am starting to see results! Consequently, you shouldn’t be alarmed at this stage is you lose some of your native hair! It is simply part of the process.
A little redness in the recipient area of my scalp persists but it is no longer easily observed or noticed. There is still a slight tingling sensation when I comb my hair. However, I no longer feel any pain or discomfort in the donor or recipient areas of my scalp.
After a few weeks, the scars and redness in the donor area were scarcely noticeable. Now, the donor area of my scalp is now completely healed.
For those of you are looking to keep their hair procedure a secret, I have a great story to share with you. Yesterday I had my first haircut since I received my hair transplant. I hadn’t seen my barber in over three months. When he asked why I hadn’t come in, I simply told him that “I shaved my head.” I paid close attention to my barber’ face as he cut my hair.
My barber did nothing to indicate that he had any suspicion of my hair procedure. Therefore, you should be able to walk around without fear of discovery by the third month.
When I first decided to have the hair procedure, I didn’t want anyone to know. I watched videos and read articles on how to conceal a hair transplant after surgery. As I did more research, I saw how many celebrities were honest about their surgery. Their honesty lessened the stigma previously associated with a hair transplant.
Right after surgery, I was still torn between keeping my transplant a secret or being open about it. In the end, I decided to “own it,” and embrace my hair transplant.
After all, do you want wear a hat every day for six months? Do you also want to make up excuses and stories during that time. Moreover, do you want to put your results of your procedure in jeopardy by wearing a hat during the first crucial weeks after your surgery? In the end, I decided to embrace my hair and tell all my friends and coworkers!
Thank you for checking in and stay tuned for more updates!"
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