I want to do a Hair Transplant this summer, does sweating affect the grafts?

I want to have a hair transplant this summer but i sweat a lot! I'm wondering if sweating affects the grafts?Do you think i will have any infections?

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Hair transplants and worried about sweating

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Sweating after a hair transplant will not damage your grafts. In fact, you can run a marthon at 4 days after the transplant and sweat all you want.

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Post op care

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You doctor should give you a post op care that minimizes the chances of getting infections regard less of when you decide to do your procedure.

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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You can have surgery any time of the year. p

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You can have surgery any time of the year. Your propensity to sweat will not affect the planing or the outcome of surgery.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Sweat and Hair Transplant Grafts

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No. Sweating should not be a concern for the results of your hair transplant procedure. Moisture can certainly provide ideal conditions for microbial growth. But this can be an issue in closed environments (e.g. hair pieces with rubber lining or use of adhesives)

Otherwise, sweat will develop and then evaporate from the surface of the skin.

However, it is nonetheless important to keep your head as clean as possible.

The recipient wounds from your surgery will take between 7-10 days to heal and close. The inserted grafts will then become permanently embedded within the scalp.

During this initial period of time, the head will need to be gently irrigated with a bowl of water. Afterwards, normal showering and bathing can be resumed with regular water pressure and shampooing. 

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Hair transplant and sweat.

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Typically you will need to take it easy for a few days, but by day 5-7 yo should have minimal risk of graft loss.  Sweating at that point should be fine.  

Sean R. Weiss, MD, FACS
New Orleans Facial Plastic Surgeon
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After the first few days sweating will
not affect the grafts. Just take it easy for a few days and you will be fine. Good luck!

Adam Saad, MD
Atlantic City Plastic Surgeon

Hair Transplant in the summer

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Hair restoration is not affected by the season but you will have some minor restrictions.   Usually sweating is not an issue with FUE, but you want to review your recovery options with FUE vs FUT doctors. 

Rashid M. Rashid, PhD, MD
Houston Dermatologist

Sweat and hair transplant

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It is important to decrease the likelihood of perspiration or sweating after a hair restoration procedure. Accordingly, in the first month following a hair transplant procedure, patients are advised to avoid activities that cause excessive perspiration or sweat. Due to the fact that sweat contains sodium, it may negatively affect the metabolism of the new hair roots. One should always take a shower after excessive perspiration or sweating.

Koray Erdogan, MD
Istanbul Hair Restoration Surgeon

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