After Hair Transplant, When Can I Resume Physical Training Or Exercise Regimen?

February 18th, 2009

Q: When can patients resume physical training?

A: Moderate exercise may be resumed two days after the hair transplant.

The main limitation is to avoid putting direct pressure on the donor area and to avoid stretching the back of the scalp (neck flexion) as this will increase the chance of stretching the donor scar after a strip procedure.

There is no such limitation with follicular unit extraction (FUE). However, in general, contact sports should be avoided for at least 10 days with FUE and a month after a strip procedure.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on February 18th, 2009 at 8:45 am


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