With the snow melting, the flowers growing, and the sun coming out, it’s hard to be unhappy in spring. The temperatures stay relatively mild, although there are frequent thunderstorms with heavy rainfall. Wind comes sweeping down the plain, and weekends are usually spent enjoying the outdoors.
Pros: The foods you (and your hair) love so much are back—salmon, seafood, broccoli, and spinach. The moisture in the air makes it easier to style your hair without damaging it. Since the weather is just starting to lighten up, you don’t have to worry about venturing too far from your doctor’s office for check-ups. The start of the new year could be a new start for you!
Cons: The rain and wind pose minor threats to your incision sight until it’s healed, and require extra precaution. Unless you vacation during Spring Break to heal, most likely your co-workers will be privy to your procedure. Once the season starts warming up, your scalp may become sensitive to the sun and require sunscreen. Finally, your new hair growth won’t be visible until closer to the fall and winter seasons, leaving you bare on top for the vacation season.
You’ll have a bad time if … While each season has its drawbacks, there are some things to consider regardless of when you receive your hair transplant surgery. To ensure the best possible experience, try to avoid:
▪ Getting a transplant too soon is possible. If you’re too young and you haven’t fully completed your hair loss cycle, you may require multiple hair transplant surgeries to correct the damage done.
▪ Pregnancy or any other underlying medical condition can have a tremendous effect on how your hair grows. Be sure to disclose any conditions and medications to your doctor before scheduling the surgery.
▪ Outside factors like extreme amounts of stress or scalp resistance can be contributing to the weakening and loss of your hair. This surgery is to improve the new you—you don’t want to waste it!
HOW SOON TO SWIM AFTER A HAIR TRANSPLANT
Just like any other medical procedure, hair transplants come with their own set of post-op questions – like, how soon can you swim after a hair transplant? On the bright side, you won’t have to deal with your toupee floating down a lazy river unexpectedly – but you don’t want to mess with your scalp too much right after investing in a transplant.