Around ten days after my hair transplant surgery I made the mistake of spending excessive time in the sun and ended up with a sunburn on my scalp. Since this occurred shortly after my follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedure, I’m wondering if this could affect the final result? Did I damage any newly implanted grafts?
You are most likely safe so long as you did not severly burn the scalp in the transplanted areas. Especially if the burned area returned to its normal color shortly after the exposure to the sun. Often, the negetive effects of the sun have more to do with skin color and permanant redness than the transplanted follicles not growing. As long as the burn was not too severe, the newly transplanted follicles should be unaffected, and your hair restoration should mature according to plan.
Glenn M. Charles, D.O.
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc
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