Post-op care is very important after a hair transplant. It is necessary to follow all of the post-op instructions that you have been given following your hair transplant procedure. But we get patients all the time who ask us what they are allowed and not allowed to do after the hair transplant surgery.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we get.
It is a good idea to take at least 7 days off from anything that will result in excess perspiration or cause you to strain and put pressure on the implanted grafts. Heavy lifting, running, and most exercises will cause both of these things. Any strain that puts pressure on the head runs the risk of “popping out” the transplanted grafts. Excess sweat can cause the area to become irritated and unclean. This can lead to infection and the killing of the transplanted follicle. So taking 1 week off of your exercise routine is really worth it. You can hit the gym strong again after 7 to 10 days. Make sure you follow up at your 1-week post-op appointment with Dr. Torgerson to be certain that you are ready to resume these activities.