Sun Exposure Seven Days after Hair Transplant Surgery


Seven days after my hair restoration surgery I was unwise and wandered to an appointment in a city on a sunny day. I was probably in the sun for about half-an-hour all told that day. I didn't get sunburnt and there seems to have been no adverse reaction to my recipient area (e.g. transplanted hairs still there). However, am I likely to have done damage to my grafts and lessened the likelihood of a good result?


In my opinion your grafts should be just fine. However, I suggest carrying an umbrella or hat with you on future outings to avoid further exposure and potential damage.

The following article from our Hair Loss Q&A Blog by Dr. Glenn Charles may help put your mind at ease.

Is Sunburned Scalp After a Hair Transplant Procedure Dangerous?

David (TakingThePlunge) - Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant