One of the most frequently asked questions by MCAN Health’s patients with the desire of hair transplantation is “Can I have hair transplant during summer?”
It may be an excellent time to explain as we bid winter our goodbyes and begin to enjoy the delightful spring in Turkey while summer, the season that instinctually motivates us to have our best looks, is drawing close. Summer also means a get-away from our works and professional occupations, thus it may be a good time to have your hair transplantation in Turkey with MCAN Health, as the country offers a splendid summertime experience!
The summer and our bodies
However, it is the season in which the sun grants its warmth in an abundant way. As a result, we sweat, dehydrate, and are exposed to UV rays. So, it is quite natural to have doubts about having a hair transplant during this season of the year. But we have good news; you don’t need to be afraid even a bit!
You only need to follow some simple instructions (apart from aftercare instructions) and surprisingly you will see that summer has its own ways to heal your scalp.
Two major interconnected factors are crucial in hair transplantation during summer; oversensitive hair follicles and scalp healing process. After a hair transplant procedure, you will see a notable redness on your scalp as a result of the tiny incisions that are made during the operation.
No worries though, the redness is just an indicator for the oversensitivity we are talking about and it will go away in only 10 days. So, during this phase of your recovery, you should better protect your scalp and let your follicles heal by avoiding long-term sun exposure. If you want a cover for your scalp, like a hat or bandanna, you should check our article focusing the use of hats after hair transplantation.
One of the other main concerns about hair transplantation during summer is sweating. Well, it does nothing at all as long as you follow your aftercare instructions and keep your scalp as clean as possible.
How about swimming in the sea after hair transplantation? While it is widely known that the salty sea water is good for healing any kind of wound in our bodies, you need to wait for two weeks to a month since the follicles are still very sensitive. Most of MCAN Health’s patients prefer to have their sea holiday first on beautiful coasts of Turkey and they spare the last two days of their holiday for hair transplantation.
For a relaxing swim in a pool, you may need to wait a little bit more because in the swimming pools, the water is chlorinated and chlorine may harm your grafts. So it is generally advised to wait for a month to swim in a pool.
Summer is also known as the only season that makes your hair grow faster. The main causes behind this fact are humidity and your hormones. When the weather is warm and moisty, your body doesn’t need to heat your internal organs as hard as it does in other seasons, so your blood flow gets much more efficient and consequently, your scalp gets more blood which means faster hair growth. So, if you think to have your hair transplant in Istanbul, Turkey, you will experience an intense humidity during summer.
A Nutritious Summer
Also, you can find many fruits and vegetables which can improve the rate of your hair growth during summer such as:
Watermelon – as it contains citrulline. Citrulline increases your arginine levels and arginine is an amino acid that focuses on your blood circulation to your scalp, thus enhancing hair growth.
Berries – They can affect your collagen production and collagens make your hair stronger.
Apricot – with linoleic and oleic acids and vitamins A and E, it helps your hair get hydrated.
You can get more information by reading “The Essential Nutrition Guide After Hair Transplant Surgery”
Well, now you see that there is nothing to be afraid of. Your hair transplantation in Turkey will go very smoothly regardless of the season.
So, come on and let the sunshine in!