This may sound stupid, but after undergoing a hair transplant, many folks are worried about donor strip scarring due to stretching. Why not keep your head position looking up since it’s less stressful on the scar region because the skin is not stretching? I’ve been experimenting a little bit with this. Any thoughts? I can imagine looking up for 6 months may be outlandish, but some folks will go at great lengths to have the smallest scar possible.
It doesn’t sound stupid at all – in fact, it’s very logical. Yet, I don’t know anyone who could really keep their head position in the “up” position for 3 to 6 months straight after surgical hair restoration. Instead, the idea is not to do anything to strain the donor area which will help minimize the risks of scarring. Thus, holding your head in a downward position so that your chin touches your chest would not be a good idea because it adds tension to the wound. Also, avoid any exercises in the gym that might put a strain on the area. Some of these exercises may include crunches with your hands behind your head, flat bench press, and shoulder shrugs.
In the meantime, don’t strain your neck by looking upwards too long 🙂