Why You Should Avoid Direct Sunlight After FUE Hair Transplant
FUE transplant is a surgical procedure for transplantation of hair for the restoration of hair, minimal scarring, and discomfort. It helps in harvesting follicular units individually in a group of 1 to 4 hairs.
In FUE, the hair on the donor area is shaved for the extraction of a sufficient number of follicular units. These hair are extracted from the outer most skin layer. At the end of this procedure, these extracted units are grafted on the recipient area of the scalp.
FUE Transplant helps in:
For denser hair transplant, FUE transplant can help in excising follicle units from other body areas as back, chest, arms, and legs. Other than all these benefits, FUE requires minimal maintenance post-op because the transplanted hair works like natural hair without requiring special shampoos and chemicals for maintaining their density.
Despite all these benefits and low maintenance, there are some precautions that must be taken.
Effect of direct sunlight on hair transplant:
Post-op period for sunlight prevention:
While determining the period required for preventing exposure, the doctor must think about specific characteristics for individual patients. In other words, there is not any rule for the estimation of the period; rather, it depends upon the patient’s symptoms.
The doctor must consider the following points:
The minimally required period for prevention of skin from sunlight harms is about 3 to 4 months. In some cases, doctors also advise taking precautionary measures for as long as six months after surgery to allow the skin for proper healing, and adequate hair regrowth from the follicles in phases of post hair transplant.
Another vital point to understand regarding the precautionary measures is that you do not need to worry much about short walking intervals as across the parking area, walking through the balcony or any other short path, but if any activity which takes a more extended period of time as for sitting out, playing a ball game, polishing a car outdoor and sweating is not recommended until you achieve the targeted hair growth and condition.
How to avoid sunlight exposure post-op?
If you are thinking about undergoing a transplant procedure, then there are a few considerations which you must know and which will help you greatly to prevent the unsolicited complications:
Hair transplant is the most abundantly opted procedure nowadays. While undergoing this process, patients must keep a few things in their mind to maximise the outcome and minimise the complications of the procedure. Sunlight is sometimes the most dangerous source of UV radiation for skin which can immediately affect skin health, healing time, and hair grafting. It is always advised for patients to take proper measures for the prevention of direct sunlight exposure in a few initial months after hair transplant surgery.
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