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Swimming After Hair Transplant

Updated: Apr 4, 2021

Swim Cap After FUE Hair Transplant

Nothing beats a quick dip in the pool or a quick wade in the river, sea, or ocean. However, if you have recently had a hair transplant in Istanbul, you should avoid swimming. Swimming immediately after a hair transplant can be harmful to your newly transplanted hair follicles. As a result, you should avoid swimming until you have fully recovered. You can, however, wear swim cap.

What to Do?

When swimming in a pool, it is strongly advised to wear a swimming cap.

In this post, we've discussed some of the main reasons why wearing swimming caps after hair restoration can help protect your hair and head from potential dangers when swimming after a hair transplant in Turkey.

1. Dangers of Chlorinated Water

Of course, chlorinated water aids in the control of viruses and bacteria in the water. They may, however, have a negative impact on hair grafts. According to research, chlorinated water damages hair grafts after surgery. Instead of jeopardizing the outcome of surgery, you should either avoid swimming after a hair transplant or wear a swimming cap whenever you go swimming. 4 months after the hair transplant, you can swim without a cap if you want.

If you want to swim without wearing a swimming cap, you'll have to wait about 4 months before you can swim without risking your hair grafts in chlorinated water. The donor part of the scalp and the hair graft will most likely have healed by the end of the four months.

2. Protecting you from the Ocean Water

Many surgeons used to recommend taking a dip in the ocean soon after a hair transplant because saltwater was widely believed to speed up the healing process. However, the ocean is no longer as clean as it was many years ago. It contains a number of contaminants that, if not properly removed, can harm your scalp and donor areas. Swimming caps keep your scalp, donor area, and head dry while swimming, keeping any dangers posed by ocean water at bay.

3. Protecting you from the Dangers of Freshwater

Freshwater contains a number of potential contaminants. As a result, exposing your head to a freshwater body increases the risk of post-surgical infection. Saltwater has no effect on hair growth.

4. Protecting the Scalp from Physical Damage

The water rubs your hair scalps and donor areas when you swim. This has the potential to cause damage and lengthen the healing process. Swimming with a swimming cap prevents water from physically damaging the scalps and donor area.

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