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How bad is sweating after a transplant?


#1

I had my second procedure done yesterday. With LA weather being so hot, I couldn’t help but sweat. How bad is sweating? Would it affect the grafts?


#2

» I had my second procedure done yesterday. With LA weather being so hot, I
» couldn’t help but sweat. How bad is sweating? Would it affect the grafts?

I live in LA, sweat a lot and have had many procedures. Lol.
Sweating has never effected the yield in my case.

Just don’t rub or wipe the fresh grafts and you should be fine.

I’m curious what your doc might say about this.
Have you asked him/her?

Happy growing!
:smiley:


#3

» I had my second procedure done yesterday. With LA weather being so hot, I
» couldn’t help but sweat. How bad is sweating? Would it affect the grafts?

I would try to avoid the sweating the best you can, but if it happens because of the weather it is nothing to be too concerned about.


#4

» I had my second procedure done yesterday. With LA weather being so hot, I
» couldn’t help but sweat. How bad is sweating? Would it affect the grafts?

I wonder if sweating is a good thing for the grafts because it stimulates blood circulation and metabolism so that the grafts may heal faster?


#5

» I had my second procedure done yesterday. With LA weather being so hot, I
» couldn’t help but sweat. How bad is sweating? Would it affect the grafts?

I think the main reason your advised not to exercise is not the physical exertion may not be good, its more to do with the sweating it causes, which I guess increases the risk of infection.


#6

» I would try to avoid the sweating the best you can, but if it happens
» because of the weather it is nothing to be too concerned about.

avoid sweating for how long???


#7

» » I would try to avoid the sweating the best you can, but if it happens
» » because of the weather it is nothing to be too concerned about.
»
» avoid sweating for how long???

The first week or two I would simply take it easy, avoid cardio exercise or wearing a tight hat all day that might cause sweating and irritation of the transplanted area.


#8

» » » I would try to avoid the sweating the best you can, but if it happens
» » » because of the weather it is nothing to be too concerned about.
» »
» » avoid sweating for how long???
»
» The first week or two I would simply take it easy, avoid cardio exercise
» or wearing a tight hat all day that might cause sweating and irritation of
» the transplanted area.

What percentage of the people get infection after a hair transplant? Will the infection kill the grafts? It sucks if I get a hair transplant and the doctor blames me for no yield because I sweat too much causing infection, it’s a no win situation


#9

» » » » I would try to avoid the sweating the best you can, but if it
» happens
» » » » because of the weather it is nothing to be too concerned about.
» » »
» » » avoid sweating for how long???
» »
» » The first week or two I would simply take it easy, avoid cardio
» exercise
» » or wearing a tight hat all day that might cause sweating and irritation
» of
» » the transplanted area.
»
» What percentage of the people get infection after a hair transplant? Will
» the infection kill the grafts? It sucks if I get a hair transplant and the
» doctor blames me for no yield because I sweat too much causing infection,
» it’s a no win situation

As long as you keep the grafted area clean you will be just fine.


#10

» » » » » I would try to avoid the sweating the best you can, but if it
» » happens
» » » » » because of the weather it is nothing to be too concerned about.
» » » »
» » » » avoid sweating for how long???
» » »
» » » The first week or two I would simply take it easy, avoid cardio
» » exercise
» » » or wearing a tight hat all day that might cause sweating and
» irritation
» » of
» » » the transplanted area.
» »
» » What percentage of the people get infection after a hair transplant?
» Will
» » the infection kill the grafts? It sucks if I get a hair transplant and
» the
» » doctor blames me for no yield because I sweat too much causing
» infection,
» » it’s a no win situation
»
» As long as you keep the grafted area clean you will be just fine.

dude can I get a straight answer?


#11

Fact of the matter is that sweating, while not inherently bad, “can” ever so slightly raise the risk for infection. More specifically, if you happen to have one graft that is infected then sweating can spread that infection to other grafts. Ultimately this is not likely to happen but any chance is still a chance.


#12

» » » » » » I would try to avoid the sweating the best you can, but if it
» » » happens
» » » » » » because of the weather it is nothing to be too concerned about.
» » » » »
» » » » » avoid sweating for how long???
» » » »
» » » » The first week or two I would simply take it easy, avoid cardio
» » » exercise
» » » » or wearing a tight hat all day that might cause sweating and
» » irritation
» » » of
» » » » the transplanted area.
» » »
» » » What percentage of the people get infection after a hair transplant?
» » Will
» » » the infection kill the grafts? It sucks if I get a hair transplant
» and
» » the
» » » doctor blames me for no yield because I sweat too much causing
» » infection,
» » » it’s a no win situation
» »
» » As long as you keep the grafted area clean you will be just fine.
»
» dude can I get a straight answer?

Same thing happened when last time I asked Pats about Armani’s post op instructions, you can never get a straight answer from a salesman, period. It’s just not in their DNA.


#13

»
» dude can I get a straight answer?

I am not sure what you are looking for for an answer. We recommend to keep the grafted area clean and to avoid sweating after your procedure. This is important and is to prevent any sort of inflammation or infection.

If you are in a warmer environment and you sweat a little this is not the end of the world, but you should try your best to not put yourself in an environment where you will be sweating a lot. Going in to sauna’s, running on a treadmill, sitting out in sun for extended periods of time is not recommended the first few weeks.

What are the percentages of people who get infections? I do not have numbers in front of me, but guessing I would say very few, less then 2%. I have not come across anyone who has had this issue myself, we spell out our post op instructions so they are easy to follow and ensure the best environment for growth.


#14

» »
» » dude can I get a straight answer?
»
» I am not sure what you are looking for for an answer. We recommend to keep
» the grafted area clean and to avoid sweating after your procedure. This is
» important and is to prevent any sort of inflammation or infection.
»
» If you are in a warmer environment and you sweat a little this is not the
» end of the world, but you should try your best to not put yourself in an
» environment where you will be sweating a lot. Going in to sauna’s, running
» on a treadmill, sitting out in sun for extended periods of time is not
» recommended the first few weeks.
»
» What are the percentages of people who get infections? I do not have
» numbers in front of me, but guessing I would say very few, less then 2%. I
» have not come across anyone who has had this issue myself, we spell out our
» post op instructions so they are easy to follow and ensure the best
» environment for growth.

What I don’t understand is why would our own sweat cause infection to the grafts? It’s as if someone is telling me that I can get infection from my own blood which is impossible.


#15

» » »
» » » dude can I get a straight answer?
» »
» » I am not sure what you are looking for for an answer. We recommend to
» keep
» » the grafted area clean and to avoid sweating after your procedure. This
» is
» » important and is to prevent any sort of inflammation or infection.
» »
» » If you are in a warmer environment and you sweat a little this is not
» the
» » end of the world, but you should try your best to not put yourself in
» an
» » environment where you will be sweating a lot. Going in to sauna’s,
» running
» » on a treadmill, sitting out in sun for extended periods of time is not
» » recommended the first few weeks.
» »
» » What are the percentages of people who get infections? I do not have
» » numbers in front of me, but guessing I would say very few, less then 2%.
» I
» » have not come across anyone who has had this issue myself, we spell out
» our
» » post op instructions so they are easy to follow and ensure the best
» » environment for growth.
»
» What I don’t understand is why would our own sweat cause infection to the
» grafts? It’s as if someone is telling me that I can get infection from my
» own blood which is impossible.

Very good point, it’s produced by our body, not like some kind of foreign substance that is introduced to the recipient area, common sense would suggest that it should not pose any problems.


#16

There is no easy answer.

Nobody has conducted any studies regarding what percentage of the patients develop infection after a procedure, at least not that I am aware of.

Also, infection can be as minor as a pimple in or around the recipient site. It will be very hard to monitor. A biopsy will have to be performed in order to evaluate if infection can indeed compromise graft yield.

Most clinics do prescribe anti-biotics to patients after the procedure. If you are seriously concerned about infection, you can always take the anti-biotics as a precaution.


#17

As Pats had stated above, it is best to completely avoid any type of strenuous activity, for this can lead to sweating. After my procedure I didn’t go to the gym or do anything which could increase my heart rate or lead me to sweat for a month. I believe that it is essential to follow this rule, as well as other post op instructions to maximize your results.


#18

» »
» » dude can I get a straight answer?
»
» I am not sure what you are looking for for an answer. We recommend to keep
» the grafted area clean and to avoid sweating after your procedure. This is
» important and is to prevent any sort of inflammation or infection.
»
» If you are in a warmer environment and you sweat a little this is not the
» end of the world, but you should try your best to not put yourself in an
» environment where you will be sweating a lot. Going in to sauna’s, running
» on a treadmill, sitting out in sun for extended periods of time is not
» recommended the first few weeks.
»
» What are the percentages of people who get infections? I do not have
» numbers in front of me, but guessing I would say very few, less then 2%. I
» have not come across anyone who has had this issue myself, we spell out our
» post op instructions so they are easy to follow and ensure the best
» environment for growth.

My questions were very straight forward, I want to know what percentage of the people get infection, if you are talking about 20% - 30% then I say forget it because that’s too high for my comfort level, I aint gonna spend all that money and have the doctor blame me for no growth because he thinks that I sweat too much, just the idea that sweating will cause infection sounds ridiculous to me, it’s a no win situation because that’s not something that I can control.


#19

I understand your concern leo, but as I mentioned the chances of this happening are very very slim. We simply ask that you avoid going to the gym or doing cardio for the first few weeks as this causes extreme sweating and we would like this to be avoided.