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When to Exercise After Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation procedures not only play an effective role in combating hair loss, but also make the person feel good mentally. However, certain points should be considered for a healthy recovery process after hair transplantation. One of these points is sports and exercise routines. If you want to have information about whether or not to do sports after hair transplantation and if you are curious about the results of the exercise routines you will do after hair transplantation surgery, you can take a look at our content called "When to Exercise After Hair Transplantation". Thus, you can have information about when you can start exercising after hair transplantation. At the same time, you can have an idea about why you should not do sports immediately after hair transplantation. We wish you all healthy days and pleasant reading.

Why Avoid Exercise After Hair Transplant?

Sports and exercise routines must be interrupted after hair transplantation. Because immediately after the hair transplantation, the scalp has not yet recovered and the transplantation areas are not closed. For this reason, doing sports after hair transplantation may have undesirable consequences. For example, the transplanted grafts may dislodge or infection may occur on the scalp. For this reason, if you want to do sports after hair transplantation, you should consider your doctor's recommendations. In this way, you will have a healthy hair transplantation process.

When To Exercise After A Hair Transplant?

When to start sports routines after hair transplantation is one of the most frequently asked questions. It may be wrong to give a definite answer to this question. Because everyone's recovery process differs. The reason for this is related to the genetic structure of the person and paying attention to the warnings. However, it is necessary to say something average, we can say that light exercises can be done after 1 week and heavy exercises can be done after 2-3 weeks.

Exercise 1 Week After Hair Transplant

The first 5 days after hair transplantation is a very important process. For this reason, you need to be very careful. No exercise routine should be done for the first five days. After the 5th day, you can gradually start walking exercises. While walking alone, you should take care not to get too tired and sweat. You should not go for a walk especially in sunny weather. Otherwise, damage to hair grafts may occur in case of sweating.

In addition, you should avoid cardio movements that will increase your pulse rate, cause you to sweat and tire you out. Because in such cases, it may damage the transplanted grafts. In addition, if you experience abnormal swelling of the scalp during light walking exercises, you should take a break from walking for a few more weeks.

Exercise 2 Week After Hair Transplant

You can return to normal sports routines in the 2nd week, when full healing is observed and the crusting in the graft area is gone. However, you should take care not to sweat too much while doing this. In this way, you can increase the permanence of the grafts. In addition, if you encounter an abnormal situation, exercise routines should be interrupted. Because everyone's genetic structure is different, the process of starting exercise routines can also be different. For this reason, we recommend that you contact the hair transplant surgeon as soon as you observe an increase in redness, swelling or itching. Thus, the hair transplant surgeon will determine the right process of starting sports for you.

Another point to remember is that you should not start swimming or sports that require close contact during this 2-week period. You should wait for the 4th week for this.

Exercise 4 Week After Hair Transplant

As of the 4th week after the hair transplantation procedure, you can gradually return to your normal life. In particular, you can return to the sports and exercise routines you did before hair transplantation. Because a complete healing has occurred in the grafts.

For this reason, you can do swimming or sports that require close contact with peace of mind, you can go to the gym and do heavy sports that require strength such as weightlifting. Because sweating does not harm hair grafts in any way. You can do any sports activity you want with peace of mind. There is a point that should not be forgotten here. Hair loss may occur as of the 4th week. You do not need to worry about this. Because these spills are normal and have nothing to do with the sports routines you have done.

What are the Risks of Exercising Early After Hair Transplant?

Starting sports in the early period after hair transplantation causes possible risks to occur. These risks greatly affect the growth process of the grafts. Here are these risks that greatly affect the growth process of the grafts;

Sweating During Exercising 🤸🏻‍♂️Anyone who plays sports or has an exercise routine knows that after sports or exercise, the body loses excessive amounts of water and starts to sweat. This is quite natural. However, it seriously damages the transplanted hair grafts. As a result of this damage, grafts may also fall out. For this reason, you should not start heavy sports activities or exercise routines that may cause you to sweat before 2 weeks. Otherwise, you will not get the desired result from hair transplantation procedures.
Displacement of Hair Grafts 👨‍🦲Dislocation of hair grafts, which is one of the most feared situations after hair transplantation applications, is a common situation in early sports and exercise routines. For this reason, you should not do sports and exercise before 2 weeks. Otherwise, your grafts may dislodge and negatively affect your hair transplantation process. This situation prevents you from achieving the desired results.
Infection 🦠After the transplantation process, hair follicles are very vulnerable to infection. For this reason, great care must be taken to prevent infection of the hair follicles. For this, you should stay away from sports that require heavy and close contact, and at the same time, you should not wait too long in the sun. Otherwise, infection occurs in the hair follicles and the growth of the hair follicles is prevented.
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Blood Pressure 🩺Overdose and sports activities increase the heart rate. As a result of this increased heartbeat, the pulse rate increases and accelerates blood flow. Thus, the transplanted grafts can be severely damaged. For this reason, you should stay away from sports routines that may cause your blood pressure to increase. We especially recommend that you do not do heavy sports activities.
Risks of exercising early after hair transplantation

Which Sports Can I Do After Hair Transplant?

After hair transplantation, you can do the sports routines you wish during the periods specified by your doctor (on average after the 2nd and 4th week). For example, as of the 2nd week, you can take light walks, focus on meditation and cycle slowly. After the 4th week, you can also do heavier sports and exercise routines. For example, you can go to the gym, work out with weights or swim in the swimming hall as you wish. Therefore, you can do all the sports and exercise activities you did before the hair transplantation procedure at the specified time intervals. You do not need to worry about this.

When Can I Lift Heavy Weights After a Hair Transplant?

If we need to specify a definite time to the question "when can I lift a barbell after hair transplant surgery?", which is one of the questions that many people interested in sports who have had hair transplantation are curious about, we can say after the 4th month. Because as of the 4th month, the graft transplantation area is completely healed and the transplanted hair follicles are completely harmonized with the scalp. For this reason, from the 4th month onwards, you can go to the gym of your choice and lift dumbbells, weight train or focus on cardio movements.

You can review our hair transplant in Turkey page to find answers to your questions about doing sports after hair transplantation and other details you are curious about hair transplantation, or you can contact Estetetica Istanbul's expert team and make an appointment for a pre-consultation.