Head Trauma after Hair Transplant – Have I Lost My New Hair?

Q:

Hi Dr. Mohebi,

I hope you are doing well.  It’s been about 3 weeks since my FUE and everything is so far so good. However, I have one concern that I’d like to ask you about.

About 2 hours ago, I accidentally bumped my head on a shelf directly on an area where the grafts were placed.  I’m not bleeding but the wounded area is red.  Do I need to be concerned in regards to the health/growth of the grafts?

Regards,

 

A:

Three weeks after a hair transplant is generally when the newly transplanted grafts are taken and the hair shafts on them have either fallen off or will fall off.

At this point, your transplanted hair is expected to behave like normal native hair. Day to day trauma and injuries to the scalp have to be really severe in order to damage a normal hair.  Most likely, your transplanted hair grafts are fine and you did not lose anything.  You can stop worrying about damage to your grafts.