Exercise after hair transplant: when can you do it?
Hair transplantation abroad is, for many people, the last and only solution. Hair loss goes beyond eating habits: it can happen to people with sedentary lives and to those who exercise or play sports. However, if your case is the latter, you are probably wondering «when can I exercise after hair transplant?»
Cancun Hair Restoration experts present their answer in this interesting blog. Contact us if your doubts persist and receive personalized advice.
Exercise after hair transplantation: is it possible?
A hair transplant consists of the relocation of healthy follicles. These, usually carried from the back and sides of the head to an area of thinning or baldness. This area is usually on the forehead or in the area of the crown.
Placing the grafts is a delicate task: it requires knowledge and experience for the procedure to finish with the best results. However, no matter how experienced the grafts are, they need to be fully rooted.
In most patients, this occurs within 14 days after surgery. But, during this period, it is necessary to take into consideration a series of factors, which can affect the transplant and one of them is exercising ahead of time.
Exercise can affect the outcome of a hair transplant?
The answer to this question is yes. Exercising too soon can affect the final result of the transplant. This is due to the consequences and risks involved in exercising, among which are:
When exercising, sweating is inevitable. This is an unavoidable act when a body sets in motion. While this may be comforting in other circumstances, when you undergo a hair transplant it is not.
Sweating increases the risk of grafts becoming a site of infection. Bacterial infections can affect the success of your hair transplant. To avoid sweating on the head, Cancun Hair Restoration experts recommend not exposing yourself directly to the sun. It is also important to avoid exercise until the grafts have settled.
While exercising it is inevitable to have an increase in pressure on the scalp. This increases the risk that the transplanted grafts will be expelled and, consequently, the hair transplant will not be successful.
The best way to avoid this is to not lift heavy objects or do vigorous cardiovascular exercise until the grafts are secure. The first days after the transplant are to rest and rest, although it is not necessary to spend the whole day in bed. What is rigorous is to avoid all kinds of effort.
Hits and hurts
In case you practice contact sports (rugby, boxing or soccer), we have bad news: you will have to leave it for a moment. In these sports there is a high risk of hitting your head and this trauma can affect the success of your hair transplant.
So when can you exercise?
Don’t worry! You will be able to exercise once the grafts have settled. This occurs about 14 days after surgery, although it is always advisable to go for a consultation to review progress. This way, you will know that it is the optimal time to exercise again.
Remember that the first thing on your list is your health. Give yourself the time to recover from your hair transplant and look great in your workouts with your renewed hair.
Consult with your doctor before you start to do exercise. Find the most optimal solution for you contacting us. Come with the experts of Cancun Hair Restoration and get great hair again! We are waiting for you.