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Had hair transplant. Using Mintop. Loss of hair. Is it common?

Hi doc i am 25 years old male ,about 4 months ago i have done a hair transplant and last three months iam using mintop 5 and now i start using mintop 10 as per the docs advice but while using mintop 5 or10 inthe scalp on the tranplanted area lots of thin hair (transplanted /non transplanted) are falling while rub the fingers in the scalp.there are lots of newly thin hairs coming out with the finger tip while using mintop on the scalp these hairs are newly transplanted hair .what can i do ,is it alright ?
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response
Congratulations on your transplant.

Transplanted hair are usually shed between 4-6 weeks during a process called anagen effluvium. These hairs usually grow back after 3 months. By this timeline you should be in growth phase of transplant. Growing hair can not come out due to application of oil or gentle massage.
What you are experiencing is perhaps minoxidil induced shedding or shock loss induced by hair transplantation. The lost hair usually grow back.

Hope you find this answer useful. Feel free to ask further.

Answered: Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear user.,
Thanks for choosing HCM.., is alright ..,
First the implanted hairs to shed down completely..,
Then grow new you said ..,
Now U entered this phase..,
follow same treatment...,
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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