There are numerous hair transplantation methods performed in most of the countries. Clinics may offer certain types of hair transplantation procedures to the candidates based on their ethnicity, age, scalp type, sex and so on… A hair transplant candidate should meet some requirements and he/she also should do and don’t some things after the procedures.
After a typical hair transplantation procedure, let’s say it’s FUE, the first two weeks are so important and patients should take extra care of themselves. Consuming lots of water, avoiding alcohol and smoking, covering the scalp with a hat, etc. However, we can’t say that every person likes or feels comfortable with hats on their heads all the time.
When Can I Expose My Scalp to Sun
The reason why all the surgeons suggest their patients wear hats after hair transplantation surgery is about the x-rays and ultraviolet lights that the Sun possesses. During the first two weeks, when the scalp wounds are still recovering and vulnerable, sunlight may badly affect these wounds and leave permanent damage. This may even result in necrosis, a disease that skin tissue dies.
Partial necrosis can be seen on transplanted hair because of poor after-surgery care. The dead areas on the scalp can be seen and the transplanted hair strands on the scalp also fall out on the necrosis area.
Hair transplant patients should avoid sunlight because your scalp will definitely sweat when it’s still on the recovery state. This will interrupt the hair strands and the tissue and may even cause infection. There is no life-danger in exposure to sunlight, however, you may face an unfortunate result, a hair transplant failure.
A hair transplant failure is nothing like liposuction or rhinoplasty failure. The repair jobs for such aesthetic procedures are not so much complicated. The back of the head, the typical donor area to hair transplant does not have unlimited hair strands.
You should apply sunscreens in order to prevent possible damages from sunlight. You may need your doctor’s consultancy for a prescripted sunscreen.