Can I go on a holiday after a hair transplant?

Jul 21, 2022

The best way to approach this is carefully. You should be fine to travel within a week of the procedure, but you’ll need to be careful about how much stress you put on your body when it’s healing.

You can’t go on holiday until the hair is fully attached to the scalp.

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure, and it takes time for the new grafts to become attached to the scalp. During this process you may feel some pressure or tightness in your head. You will also need to refrain from any activities that cause injury or trauma to your head until all of the hairs have been transplanted.

After having a hair transplant, you can return to your normal daily routine within a few days, but it is important not to overexert yourself during this time because this may cause bleeding under your scalp that could delay healing and result in an unsightly scar on top of your head.

Most people take a short break before their follicles start growing again, so it’s usually at least 4 to 6 weeks after surgery before you can start relaxing and enjoying yourself.

Most people take a short break before their follicles start growing again, so it’s usually at least 4 to 6 weeks after surgery before you can start relaxing and enjoying yourself.

The reason for this is that hair transplants don’t work immediately—it takes time for the transplanted follicles to attach to the scalp and begin producing hair. For example, if you go on a holiday and have your procedure done on Monday, by Friday the transplanted grafts may be growing but they won’t yet have fully rooted themselves into place.

It’s best to wait before going on a holiday, because flying causes more stress than usual and also puts you at risk of picking up an infection.

It is best to wait until the hair transplant has matured before going on a long trip, because flying causes more stress than usual and also puts you at risk of picking up an infection. The stress of flying can cause hairs to fall out and can slow down the growth rate. You should always keep your doctor informed about any medical condition or medication you are taking so as not to have any adverse effects on your hair or health at all times.

Conclusion

We hope this article has been helpful for you, and we wish all our readers a happy holiday!

MHR Clinic uses highly skilled, experienced and dedicated surgeons, who are members of ISHSR (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery), the General Medical Council and who are accredited by other important medical and surgical bodies.

If you want to understand more about hair transplant processes, our knowledgeable consultants are happy and waiting to help you. Telephone 01565 745 344 or contact MHR Clinic through this contact page.

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