Sun Protection After A Hair Transplant

By Dr. Deane on May 15, 2022 under Hair Transplant

Sun Protection After A Hair Transplant

Hair loss is common in both men and women, which can cause self-consciousness in those dealing with it. Hair transplant surgery is often an effective option to help restore your natural hair. During this procedure, hair follicles are moved from one area of the scalp and transferred to the sparser areas. In order to see successful results, however, you must be sure to follow Dr. Deane’s recovery instructions, which includes avoiding sun exposure. Read on to learn more about avoiding the sun after hair transplant and why it is so important.

Why Avoid Sun Exposure?

After a hair transplant, you should avoid sun exposure to allow the new hair follicles to take root and for the skin to heal properly. Exposure to the sun may cause damage to underlying tissues and hair follicles that have not healed yet, which can result in transplant failure.

How Long Is Sun Exposure Recommended?

Different patients heal differently at different paces. However, the bare minimum is of around 4 to 5 months. However, for some, it may take longer. Each patient should be examined by their doctor before spending time in the sun.

How Can You Avoid Sun Exposure?

One of the most effective ways to avoid sun exposure is by wearing a hat that completely covers your head. Avoiding sun exposure does not imply that you are not supposed to go outside and enjoy your vitamin D. It simply means that you cover the transplanted area.

Once your incisions are completely healed, you can use sunscreen to protect your scalp. We recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for several months.

It can also be helpful to spend time outside only early in the morning or in the evening when it is not too hot. UV radiation can cause potential dangers to your transplanted skin or delay your recovery time. Therefore, avoiding sun exposure will also deliver better results for your hair.

Follow your doctor’s advice to ensure a successful transplant. If sun exposure brings about complications, you may require additional treatment.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to get more insight into hair transplant procedures is by making an appointment with Dr. Deane and our expert team. You will get the best advice on alternative approaches and good treatment. Contact us by calling 516-441-7427 or fill out our online form.