Applying pressure on grafts one month post hair transplant - is it OK?

is it okay if we put our hand on grafts tightly for 1-2 minute? or wear a tight cap ? like if i apply little pressure on transplanted hairs with my hand after 1 month. will it cause any damage? i am asking this because one of my friend came from behind and put his heavy hand on my grafts for almost a minute. unaware of my condition. i had my transplant with a flap method so no one can see my transplanted grafts because of my native hairs. will this cause a problem one month after HT?

Doctor Answers 3

Pressure after 1month

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The incident with your friend applying pressure after 1 month is ok. Regarding wearing a hat, you absolutely can do that. There should be no issues now with it being over 30 days since your transplant.


Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Touching your head or applying pressure would not cause harm especially one month after surgery.

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Touching your head or applying pressure would not cause harm especially one month after surgery.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

One month

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After a hair transplant and one month has passed, wearing a tight hat should not be a problem. Look at your self as normal now

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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