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Snowboarding After a Hair Transplant

2/8/2010 12:26:56 PM

Question:

It's the winter season and I have had my hair transplant. I don't want to take any risks with my head for short-term fun but also really enjoy snowboarding. When I snowboard I typically wear a helmet and sweat a decent amount. How long should I wait to pick it back up?

Answer:

While there is no timeframe set in stone, it's important that you protect your new transplanted hair for the first 10 days and be careful not to put strain on the donor area for the first 3 months. Thus, it's advisable to wait at least a couple of weeks to a month after hair transplant surgery to resume certain sports. Contact sports can be resumed 3 month after the procedure. While snowboarding isn't a contact sport per say, be extra cautious and do your best to avoid any collisions. Of course, this would be my advice even if you didn't have a hair transplant ;)

Bill Seemiller - Managing Publisher


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