My question is, if shock loss is one of the side effects with a HT would the doctor insert more graphs in a particular area knowing that shock loss would occur? This way a patient doesn’t feel as if he or she didn’t get a proper procedure done and it looks as if more hair is there then the patient originally began with.
As well, are the hair line and frontal areas more susceptible to shock loss versus the back, top part (Crown) and sides of the head?
The areas most likely to have shock loss are the areas where miniaturization is present. There isn’t one part of the scalp that is more susceptible than another. The more miniaturized the hair is, the greater the risk over time.
Shock loss doesn’t occur for all patients, and taking finasteride prior to surgery usually protects the body from hair transplant induced shock.