Effect of sun exposure on beard transplant? Ways out for a film-maker to avoid the adverse effects who has a lot of field work:)

I got beard transplant done with 1500 grafts 24 hrs ago. Somewhat happy with the result though crust is starting to form and I'm spraying saline water (sodium chloride IP) every 2 hrs. About me, Im a film maker and have to shoot hours under SUN, I have taken a leave but can't stay away for long. What will be the effect on the transplanted area and the donor area (back of the head) if I start exposing myself in the sun directly for a few hrs from coming Monday which will be 4 days post transplant

Doctor Answers 3

Transplants and sun exposure

sun exposure after a hair transplant is not a good idea. The ultraviolet light can damage the healing process


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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If you want to protect your head from the sun after surgery, wear a hat. If this is not an option, contact your doctor.

If you want to protect your head from the sun after surgery, wear a hat.  If this is not an option, contact your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Effect of sun exposure on beard transplant

if you start exposing yourself in the sun directly for a few hrs, just after beard transplant, it does not make any effect on the transplanted area and the donor area (back of the head) . If exposure gets longer, you may have hyperpigmentation risk of facial skin .

Ilhan Serdaroglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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