After Hair Transplant, When Can Patients Expose Scalp To Sunlight?

February 8th, 2010

Q: When can patients go in the sun after a hair transplant?

A: Following a hair transplant, patients should protect their scalps from the sun for about a month.

This does not mean one needs to stay indoors. It just means that after a hair restoration surgery you should wear a hat or a good sunscreen when outdoors.

Sunburns on the scalp should be avoided, not just for persons having a hair transplant, but for everyone.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on February 8th, 2010 at 9:20 am


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