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Exercise After Hair Transplant

exercise after hair transplantQ:

I am post op day 5 from my hair transplant. I exercise regularly and my regular fitness routine is an extensive swimming program in the pool. I usually wear a swimmers cap to reduce the friction as most advanced swimmers and to protect my hair from long term chlorine damage. How will this affect my hair transplant? As you probably know the caps are very tight.

A:

Exercise after hair transplant is generally allowed after the first few days.  Wearing a cap at this point is probably OK.  However, since the swimmers cap is very tight I prefer you are on the safe side and wait 7 days. This is the minimum time we like to recommend to re-engage in exercise after a hair transplant procedure.  If there are any further concerns we can certainly see you in the office, I anticipate all will be just fine with that waiting period.