Does wearing a hat after hair trasnplant affects the hair?
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Wearing a hat after hair transplant surgery
When can you wear a hat after a hair transplant?
Does Wearing A Hat After A Hair Transplant Effect The Result?
Hair transplants are very delicate procedures and any small mistake during surgery may lead to a poor yield. Or we can phrase it the other way round; a poor result after a hair transplant is most probably caused by a technical mistake during the procedure. What distinguishes the expert surgeon form the others is the small percentage of poor results he/she gets over thousands of procedures.
Supplements, vitamins, creams and shampoos have very little or no effect on a hair transplant. Once the procedure is done one can not change the destined result either way by using or not using these things. The only exception is finasteride and minoxidil which although do not directly effect the result of a HT, but may improve the final result by improving the condition of the existing hair while protecting them against hair loss.
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Wearing a hat post transplant - is it a problem?
During the first two weeks, one must be careful not to damage the grafts when putting on the hat and taking on the hat. But in general, that is safe too when done properly. The first 7-10 days is really the only time when particular caution needs to be given
Wearing a Hat after the Hair Transplantation surgery
It usually takes 6 to 10 days for the grafts to fully anchor to their new locations. Until the grafts have achieved this permanency, avoid manipulating or compressing them. Wearing a tight hat may compress , dislodge or move the grafts, resulting in an unsatisfactory outcome but if it is a loose hat without hesitate but with care you can wear even just after the surgery.
There might be other reasons for your poor growth ( if it is so) and you should talk with your doctor about the outcome.
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Wearing Hat after Transplant is safe
Further there could be substantial difference in your being pleased by the outcome and surgeon's definition of success. The success should be seen by how many transplanted grafts that came back, if you see majority growing back, the procedure was a success. We recommend patients to undergo multiple sittings if they are looking at a very high density.
So relax, see your surgeon again for the opinion!!
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