After the hair transplant, is it safe to wear a hat?
Men and women often seek surgical hair loss treatments without giving that much thought to the recovery phase. Immediately after hairline surgery, it’s normal to feel embarrassed or just uncomfortable. Is it safe to cover your head to avoid unwanted attention or inappropriate questions?
The Healing Process
After an FUE hair restoration treatment or hairline surgery, it takes approximately 7 to 10 days for the grafts to fully anchor to their new locations. Until the grafts have achieved this permanency, avoid manipulating or compressing them. Wearing a hat could compress, dislodge or move the grafts, resulting in an unsatisfactory outcome.
When You Can Don Your Hat
Once the grafts have become a permanent part of your scalp, you can wear a hat. While 7 to 10 days is an average, different surgeons have different protocols. Some hair loss specialists recommend waiting as long as 3 weeks before wearing a hat to ensure that the grafts are completely anchored. Follow the recommendations of your physician.
Also, please recognize that it’s normal to feel self-conscious whenever you engage in fundamental reimagining and reinventing of your appearance. Understand that you will adjust, psychologically, and that the vast majority of patients who work with skilled FUE doctors report satisfactory outcomes.
Medical Hair Transplant and Aesthetics provides skilled hair restoration services in the San Jose and San Francisco Bay Area.
We stay abreast of the latest surgeries and treatments in our field to ensure excellent outcomes for our patients. Contact us to schedule a consultation (415-230-2367 or 408-356-8600).