Is it safe to wear cap after one week after FUE?

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Caps after FUE

Absolutely.  particularly if you are going to be out in the sun as your scalp will be sensitive.  A couple things I tell all my patients - 1) make sure it's loose until all of the crusting is off the recipient sites 2) make sure you wash your cap before wearing it for the first time (or maybe buy a new one) and 3) make sure when you remove the cap to be very careful about injuring the follicles.  It may not be a bad idea to swing by your doc's office and have them teach you how to wear one.  We do it all the time at our office! Best of luck! 


Delray Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Caps after FUE

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Absolutely.  particularly if you are going to be out in the sun as your scalp will be sensitive.  A couple things I tell all my patients - 1) make sure it's loose until all of the crusting is off the recipient sites 2) make sure you wash your cap before wearing it for the first time (or maybe buy a new one) and 3) make sure when you remove the cap to be very careful about injuring the follicles.  It may not be a bad idea to swing by your doc's office and have them teach you how to wear one.  We do it all the time at our office! Best of luck! 


Delray Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Wearing a cap

It is safe to wear a cap a week after your transplant. I recommend wearing a loose cap until all the snaps are off.

Wearing a cap

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It is safe to wear a cap a week after your transplant. I recommend wearing a loose cap until all the snaps are off.

Is it safe to wear cap after one week after FUE?

It is safe to wear a loose fitting cap after your procedure.  Be sure it doesn't touch the grafts and particularly gentle when removing it.  However, at one week post op, there shouldn't be any concerns in wearing a cap.

Justin Misko, MD
Lincoln Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Is it safe to wear cap after one week after FUE?

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It is safe to wear a loose fitting cap after your procedure.  Be sure it doesn't touch the grafts and particularly gentle when removing it.  However, at one week post op, there shouldn't be any concerns in wearing a cap.

Justin Misko, MD
Lincoln Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Is it safe to wear a cap one week after a hair transplant?

sagarkk,


It is quite safe to use a cap one week after a hair transplant. It is a very good idea to wear especially if you are going to be exposed to prolonged Sun for 3-4 months after your procedure.


Sincerely, 


Bernardino A. Arocha, MD

Is it safe to wear a cap one week after a hair transplant?

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sagarkk,


It is quite safe to use a cap one week after a hair transplant. It is a very good idea to wear especially if you are going to be exposed to prolonged Sun for 3-4 months after your procedure.


Sincerely, 


Bernardino A. Arocha, MD

When can I start to wear a cap

In my practice after hair transplant surgery I give my patients a special hat to cover their head when they are outdoors. It is a light and comfortable head without making pressure on the recipient area.

I also advice them that they can use any hat two weeks after their hair transplant surgery.On the other hand I mention not having helmet or similar heavy hats for one month time post operative

When can I start to wear a cap

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In my practice after hair transplant surgery I give my patients a special hat to cover their head when they are outdoors. It is a light and comfortable head without making pressure on the recipient area.

I also advice them that they can use any hat two weeks after their hair transplant surgery.On the other hand I mention not having helmet or similar heavy hats for one month time post operative

Hats After Transplant

Yes, one week is fine for loose hats that don't rub too much on the new grafts. At two weeks you can wear essentially any hat you'd like, assuming all your crusts are off by then.

Sean Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

Hats After Transplant

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Yes, one week is fine for loose hats that don't rub too much on the new grafts. At two weeks you can wear essentially any hat you'd like, assuming all your crusts are off by then.

Sean Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

Is it safe to wear a cap 1 week after FUE

A loose fitting cap is okay to use one week following a hair transplant.  After 10 days, any hat can be worn without traumatizing or dislodging the grafts because at this time the grafts will be permanently in place. 

Is it safe to wear a cap 1 week after FUE

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A loose fitting cap is okay to use one week following a hair transplant.  After 10 days, any hat can be worn without traumatizing or dislodging the grafts because at this time the grafts will be permanently in place. 

It is best to ask your surgeon about post operative care as each doctor has their unique regimen.

It is best to ask your surgeon about post operative care as each doctor has their unique regimen.  In general wearing hat should be no issue.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 102 reviews

It is best to ask your surgeon about post operative care as each doctor has their unique regimen.

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It is best to ask your surgeon about post operative care as each doctor has their unique regimen.  In general wearing hat should be no issue.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 102 reviews

Wearing a hat 1 week after FUE

At one week, you can wear a cap or hat, in fact I give my patients a hat when they leave my office on the day of surgery

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Wearing a hat 1 week after FUE

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At one week, you can wear a cap or hat, in fact I give my patients a hat when they leave my office on the day of surgery

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

1 week post op

at one week you are safe to wear a cap. just make sure that the cap is clean as you are still healing from the surgery, but the grafts are safe.

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

1 week post op

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at one week you are safe to wear a cap. just make sure that the cap is clean as you are still healing from the surgery, but the grafts are safe.

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician

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