Hi there! I was wondering if there is a possibility for hair grafts to fall out a month and a half after the procedure. I was gently rubbing my head when I noticed one of the tiny hairs fall off. That tiny hair had a piece of the root that came off with it (not just the bulb but a piece of the root that has dried up and is normally seen with a harvested hair graft prior to the transplant). Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I would hope you were given post-operative instructions, and that somebody at the surgical clinic explained to you what was involved and what to expect following a hair transplant.
About a month following the procedure most of the transplanted hairs fall out, at times appearing to be the full graft. This should not be the graft at 6 weeks though, as the “root” of the graft remains even if the hair and the surrounding tissue comes out with scabs. For more on this, see Graft Anchoring in Hair Transplantation (PDF file).
It takes anywhere from 3 to 8 months to start noticing significant growth, provided that your surgery was successful.