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Dr. Brett Bolton
Great Hair Transplants, Hair Restoration Clinic
2715 East Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 200
Fort LauderdaleFlorida, United States of America33306
 954.567.5868  |   drbolton@live.com

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Cigarettes Bad for your Health and your Hair

Everyone, including smokers, knows that smoking is bad for your health, but what you may not realize is that smoking is bad for your hair as well. If you are a smoker and plan to get a hair transplant in the near future, it might be in your best interest to think twice about smoking before and after your surgery.

There are risks you should know about that could inevitably affect the outcome of your hair transplant. Because a hair transplant is such a substantial investment it is important to know what you can do to ensure that your hair transplant is successful. While your surgeon takes care of transplanting hairs, it is your job to do everything you can to ensure you get the most out of your transplant.

There are several reasons why you should quit smoking due to the adverse effects on the outcome of your surgery. One of these reasons is nicotine is a vasoconstrictor that causes the blood vessel walls to contract. This results in decreased blood flow and diminished distribution of oxygen throughout the body. Without the proper amount of life-giving oxygen and other important nutrients, the surgery can take longer to heal and grafts are less likely to survive. This means by continuing to smoke you may be wasting money and precious donor hairs needed for your transplant.

In order for the hair transplant to be successful, there must be ample blood supply available in the recipient area for each delicate hair graft. If there is not enough blood to support the grafts being transplanted, they will ultimately compete against each other for the underlying blood supply. Without proper nutrients, there could be less hair growth per graft due to compromised blood flow. In some cases the entire graft might fail to survive. This could result in undesirable gaps or spaces throughout the transplanted area. For smokers who continue to smoke long after the surgery, their hair follicles will continue to be compromised creating density issues that could have been avoided. Blood flow is vital to a successful transplant.

Another side effect of smoking is that there might be excessive bleeding and oozing in the recipient area that could prolong surgery time. With smoking patients, blood vessels are continuously constricted before surgery day due to presence of nicotine in the system. On the day of surgery, with the presence of nicotine blood vessels open up causing excessive bleeding to occur. Not only is a longer surgery uncomfortable for the patient, but it also threatens the survival of harvested grafts as they sit on the table waiting to be transplanted.

Finally, smoking can also negatively affect post-operative healing. Normally, healing on both the face and head is not an issue, but for smokers there is a higher risk of both scarring and infection. Scabs and crusts in the recipient area remain longer, which can cause unsightly scarring to occur. Some surgeons believe that even diabetics have more successful hair transplants than smokers.
If you are a smoker who cannot stop the bad habit and wish to get a hair transplant, the good news is that you don't have to quit smoking altogether. Most hair transplant surgeons recommend that smokers take a break from smoking 1-2 weeks prior to the surgery and 1-2 weeks after their surgery. This will insure the best possible chance for your hair transplant to be successful.

In our office, Dr. Bolton often encourages smoking patients to quit for the better health of their hair and the better health of their life. Fortunately, many patients are ready for big changes in their life and choose to quit smoking altogether after the procedure. After all, investing in your hair is a big deal, but investing in your health ensures more years enjoying that hair!


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    Feb 19, 2024
    James Reviews
    James
    Florida
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    A Dr friend of mine referred me to Great Hair Transplants, he'd done all the research and tried everything else. Only Dr. Bolton was able to give him results. I had my first transplant in January '23 and had great results. I went back again January '24 for a 2nd pass to thicken it up. I'm quite pleased with my results. The coordinator Michael is...
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    Feb 10, 2024
    William Reviews
    William
    Florida
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    Dr Bolton changed my life. The experience from when I entered the doors to when I left was nothing short of super professional. My anxieties and worries about the procedure were immediately gone once I met Dr Bolton and the rest of the team. Josh was nothing short of remarkable in the after treatment care and was always available when I had any...
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    Feb 9, 2024
    Amy Reviews
    Amy
    Florida
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    We had the opportunity to travel from Nevada to have Dr. Bolton do FUT on my guy. Every detail from traveling to post procedure has been unbelievable. Michael made sure every detail was exceeded, answered every question even in the evening and Dr. Bolton and the surgical team were beyond exceptional. We cannot thank them enough and wouldn’t...
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    Feb 1, 2024
    Matt Reviews
    Matt
    Florida
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    I had my procedure done on Monday August 28th 2023. I had nothing but a great experience with Dr Bolton and his team. I flew in from Wisconsin to get this procedure done because of all the great reviews and his long experience with doing hair transplants. I was more than happy to see how much area he covered in one procedure. Actually shocked! He...
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    Feb 1, 2024
    Donnie Reviews
    Donnie
    Florida
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    I saw Dr Bolton in January 2023 and one year later, I couldn't be more happy about how my hair looks and I get a lot of compliments on it. The procedure was relatively easy and well worth the 10 hour drive to his office. I would recommend Dr Bolton over any other Dr for hair transplant surgery.
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    Feb 1, 2024
    Dave Reviews
    Dave
    Florida
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    For years, I wore baseball caps wherever I went and avoided photographs. I knew my bald head made me look older. I did my research looked around and compared the different procedures. It was clear to me. One was plucking hairs, one at a time, and the other was one procedure…..All at once Dr Bolton's hair transplant was clearly more hairs, harvested...
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    Jan 18, 2024
    Steven Reviews
    Steven
    Florida
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    This is was my 3rd Transplant and the other 2 were total scams. Dr Bolton and Michael Anticolli were amazing. Michael made sure to stay in touch after the procedure and kept telling me I was going to love my results. Dr Bolton assured me he was going to be able to move more hair in one session than the previous 2 combined. They were both 100% right...
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    Jan 12, 2024
    Igor Reviews
    Igor
    Florida
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    6 Months post-op, very happy with the results and I am only 1/3 into the growth process. Dr. Bolton, Josh and the team did a great job. Life changing, and feel/look 10 years younger! Thank you!
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    Jan 10, 2024
    Charles Reviews
    Charles
    Florida
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    In December 2023, I had the opportunity to schedule a second hair restoration procedure with Dr Bolton. The staff was excellent especially Michael. The procedure was painless. Dr Bolton is a very skilled attentive and one of the best surgeons around. He placed 14,000 hairs into the front hair line and crown. The procedure took approx 5 hours to...
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    Dec 19, 2023
    Soco Reviews
    Soco
    Florida
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    Had a MaxHarvest Hair-transplant session done today with Dr. Bolton. It was an overall awesome...
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