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I received a transplant about 3.5 months ago on the crown of my head. While doing some work outside for a few hours, my crown looks to ha w gotten sun burnt. Should I be worried? Will this impact hair growth in the area? My initial thought is it shouldn’t matter but would like to hear others opinions. 


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I wouldn't worry at 3.5 months. From this point forward wear SPF or a hat. If you keep getting sunburned it may impact the growth.

I do not provide medical advice, recommendations, all responses are my opinion.

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It's not ideal, but I don't think it's the end of the world for your grafts. We tell patients to avoid the sun for the first 6 months, but the guidelines for how long to avoid sun exposure varies greatly from clinic to clinic, suggesting that there's some wiggle room there in terms of the hard scientific data. Moving forward, be more cautious, but I wouldn't panic at all. 

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