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Can I Play Tennis 3 Days After Hair Transplant Surgery?

2/11/2010 12:45:54 PM

Question:

I just had a hair transplant 3 days ago and I have to play tennis outside. Can I put sunblock on my grafts? I don't want my grafts to burn. Any advice?

Answer:

If you're an active tennis player, your body will be making a lot of jerking and twisting movements not to mention sweating. In my opinion, this could put unnecessary tension and strain on the donor area so early after your hair transplant procedure.

In my opinion, wait at least 2 weeks before playing any active sports and/or applying sunscreen to the scalp. If you will be spending a lot of time outside in general, wear a loose fitting hat for the first 10 days being careful not to touch the grafts with it. After 10 days, you can wear just about any hat that you'd like.

Above all else, follow the postoperative instructions provided by your hair transplant surgeon.  And also, try to avoid getting hit with the ball :-)

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