This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles: I’m just 1 month post hair transplant and wanted to know when is it safe to resume playing soccer? I play 2-3 times a week but not too aggressive soccer and really don’t use my head at all. However, I do run a lot and fast (i.e., sprints). Is there any risk to the recipient or donor area? You can play now as long as you are not doing the head butting thing. I have had some professional soccer players as patients and have seen what I feel is an increased amount of scar tissue on the top of the scalp. This might be from the trauma of repeated heading of the ball over all those years. Dr. Glenn Charles — David Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
Post Operative Concerns
Does Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplantation Cause More Ingrown Hairs than a Strip Procedure?
This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. David Josephitis: I had a FUE (Donor was back of scalp + beard hair) about 2 months ago. I saw a few ingrown hair pimples in the donor area at month 1 mark which I addressed via some antibiotics (prescribed by my hair transplant surgeon) and also topical antibacterial cream. Recently I have been seeing much greater incidence of ingrown hair: especially in the beard section as well as a few spots in the donor scalp. I have been told that it is sometimes expected as the hair growth starts around the 3 month mark. I have continued to apply the antibacterial cream as advised and even though the number of pimples is now more than a dozen, it is still somewhat manageable. Have others faced a similar experience post FUE? I never had this problem before with my prior three FUT hair transplants. One reason I was […]
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This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles: I was planning on having a hair transplant with a top doctor. I keep my head shaved down to a .5 (0 guard, but the long side) and I do that every 5 days. I have had SMP done but I have some hair on top (even though I am a Norwood 6) so I don’t have to shave it to the bone. will the scarring, surgery, etc etc etc be noticeable? I am seeing some people talk about white dots, I am seeing some examples of white dots being so spread out that you cant really tell, I am hearing from some doctors that it wont be an issue and I am hearing the opposite from others. Unfortunately, you won’t really know what your scalp in the hair transplant donor area is going to look like until you do it. Darker skin types tend to […]