This question comes from a member of our hair restoration social community and discussion forums:
I normally frequent tanning salons and use high-powered tanning beds on a regular basis. However, I recently underwent hair transplant surgery and I’m wondering if I should avoid tanning during the healing process. Any advice? Can I visit a tanning salon after hair transplantation?
As I understand it, most hair restoration physicians recommend avoiding excessive sunlight exposure for up to 3-6 months following a hair transplant procedure. Granted, tanning beds allegedly utilize slightly different light waves and, therefore, may affect the body differently, but I can’t imagine tanning after hair transplantation is recommended. At this point, I suggest directly contacting the surgeon and or clinic that performed the procedure and asking their opinion on the matter. Additionally, try to obtain a standardized, or clinic specific, set of post-operative instructions and follow these thoroughly. In the future, this will help you avoid these issues.
Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”
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