Taking a Bath After Hair Transplant Surgery?

Mon 25 Mar 2013

This question comes from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums:

Ten days ago, I underwent a hair transplant procedure, and I’m wondering how long I need to wait before taking baths? Before surgery, I used to take a daily baths. Is this okay?

bathtubBy seven to ten days post-op, the new follicular unit grafts are fully anchored and your daily bathing routine shouldn’t affect the final yield. If you were taking daily baths before the surgery, you can likely return to this routine; simply make sure that the water isn’t hot enough to burn your scalp (which could, in theory, damage the grafts).

However, before returning to any daily bathing routine, you should contact your hair transplant clinic and make sure the activity follows their post-operative instructions. Following your hair restoration surgeon’s post-operative instructions helps ensure a positive hair transplant experience and acceptable results.

Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”

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