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Why Exposure to Sunlight After Hair Transplant Surgery May Be Dangerous

9/16/2009 1:20:46 PM

Question:

How long after a hair transplant can I go out in the sun?

Answer:

Technically, you can go out in the sun immediately after hair transplant surgery. But wear a loose fitting hat for the first ten days. After 10 days, you can wear any kind of hat or head covering that will protect you from the sun.

After 2 weeks, if you prefer, you can apply sun block to your scalp. Personally, I just prefer to wear that hat because application is messy and makes your scalp sticky.

Honestly, it's always the best policy hair transplant or not to protect your skin with sunblock or a covering. However, if you insist on exposing your scalp to the sun unprotected, I would wait at least 6 months.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.