Q: Can I play a contact sport, like football, right after having a FUE procedure? — C.N., Easton, P.A.
A: I performed a study (“Graft Anchoring in Hair Transplantation,” Dermatologic Surgery 2006; 32: 198-204) to answer a simple question, one that patients ask all the time: at what point are transplanted grafts so securely anchored in the scalp that they cannot be dislodged?
In the study, it was found that after 10 days the transplanted grafts become a permanent part of the body such that no amount of scrubbing or combing can dislodge them. So, while there are generally no limitations on strenuous exercise after a FUE procedure, we recommend waiting at least 10 days before playing any contact sport, like football, as the grafts could be dislodged if vigorously rubbed.
To learn more, see After Your Hair Transplant Surgery
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- Will I Need Multiple FUE Hair Transplants Over Time?
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- After an FUE Hair Transplant at the Hairline, Will Bumps Go Away?
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