Hello everyone, I just recently had my second hair transplant about 5 weeks ago. I had a 1255 follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure and have only minor reddening in the recipient area. I ride motocross which requires me to wear a helmet. I would like to get your opinions on how safe it is to wear a helmet this soon after hair restoration surgery. I don’t want to risk ruining my transplant. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
At our practice we’ve now done 3 fighter pilots, 2 transport plane pilots, and a bunch of helicopter pilots, all of whom were “back in the helmet” by 3 weeks and one fighter pilot was back turning and burning at 12 days. Of all of them, he grew the earliest and the fastest, but helmets didn’t seem to alter their results.
Hair pieces are a different thing altogether as we’ve now seen several guys who appear to have trouble with hair growth and, while I can’t prove it, I highly suspect that hairpiece adhesive is to blame.
Dr. William Lindsey – McLean, VA
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