Sun Exposure and Hair Transplant Surgery

Updated on Thursday 26th October 2017

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Avoiding sun exposure after a hair transplant surgery in Turkey is an important post-op instruction which has to be followed closely.

The exposure to the sun should be avoided for several months after such an operation because the scalp has to heal properly and the follicles have to take root.

Why do I have to avoid sun exposure after a hair transplant in Turkey?

If you expose yourself to the sun after a hair restoration, this could not only harm the skin, but the hair follicles as well.

Our Turkey hair transplant physicians generally recommend our patients who have undergone such procedures to maintain the new hair restoration covered for the first two months, of which the first couple of weeks are extremely important.

Exposing to too much sun may harm the grafts and it could make them not attach correctly, having a negative impact on the new hair growth.

The following month and a half, though, the head is still healing, despite the fact that the newly transplanted hairs are fortified. 

The skin is still sensitive to the sun exposure, therefore it is advisable to hide the scalp from being exposed to the sun for extended periods of time.

How can I protect the scalp after a hair transplant in Istanbul?

If you have undergone a hair transplant procedure in Istanbul, there is no need to worry about exposing the head to short periods of time under the sun, such as when you are walking across the parking lot to your car.

However, for longer exposure to the sunlight, the scalp should be protected. The grafted zone can be protected in several ways.

You could wear a cap, or you could comb the existing hair over the grafts to protect them from the sunlight. Alternatively, you could utilize a sunscreen after a hair transplant in Turkey.

For instance, when you go to the beach and you intend to go into the water, it is recommendable that you apply a heavy coating of waterproof sunscreen on your face, as well as the scalp.

For more information about sun exposure after a hair transplant, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced hair transplant surgeons in Turkey, please contact our friendly staff.


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