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2715 East Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 200
Fort LauderdaleFlorida, United States of America33306
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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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    Mar 16, 2020
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    Florida
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    I almost considered going to a locally renowned HT Dr since Florida is many states away and I didn’t want to fly and sit in a hotel for a few days post op, but after speaking with Josh and FaceTiming with Dr Bolton I felt more comfortable and informed vs my in person visits with the local option. I now have had two procedures with Dr Bolton and...
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    Mar 4, 2020
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    Stephen Horgan
    Florida
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    To Dr. Brett Bolton, his technicians, and Mike Anticoli.. Thankyou for all you do. firstly, many years ago i had a prior temple area procedure done in chicago. circa 2000. it was dissapointing to say the least, poor aesthetic result... well, after intensive research i found GHT. Mike Anticoli was my rock through the decision process. he even made...
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    Feb 22, 2020
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    Jon K
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton did an amazing job! I did my research and found Dr. Bolton and am so glad I did. I have had 2 procedures done by him. The first restored my hairline and the second I wanted for more density. Thank you Dr. Bolton! Also thank you to Mike Anticoli for his help throughout the entire process. He stayed in touch with me before and after my...
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    Feb 21, 2020
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    Randy Rauch
    Florida
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    Dr Bolton and staff do amazing work. Highly recommend.
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    Feb 14, 2020
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    Michael severino
    Florida
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    I can’t believe how much Dr Bolton has changed my life. Josh brought me in and explained everything and how this can improve my life Him and his team are the best in the there field. If you’re looking for a change don’t go anywhere else - give Josh a call and go see Dr Bolton.
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    Feb 14, 2020
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    Aleksandr Arutyunyan
    Florida
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    Dr. Brett Bolton is a total Genius Five years ago I went in for my first hair transplant with Dr. Bolton, and had great success. I planned on returning the following year to continue but do to new employment I was unable to continue. Now, 5 years later, I returned to Dr. Bolton with even better success. Aside from experiencing only a very small...
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    Feb 12, 2020
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    Andy Rose
    Florida
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    I heard about Dr Bolton from a friend. My first visit I met Josh who manages the office and then Dr Bolton. I was impressed and felt he was my guy. The procedure was painless. I was bald at the crown area on June 2019. Today I have a full head of hair. Dr Bolton and his staff planted 10,000 babies If you have any questions feel free to contact me....
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    Jan 21, 2020
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    K S
    Florida
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    I had my procedure about four months ago and the results have already begun to show. The procedure was very comfortable, though I was nervous at first, and I actually fell asleep at one point watching TV. Dr. Bolton, Michael, and the rest of team were very attentive, informative, and straightforward and were happy to answer any questions I had...
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    Jan 16, 2020
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    Tranceninja
    Florida
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    I would highly recommend Dr Bolton if you are suffering from hair loss. Everything from initial discussions with Josh Engoren through to after care and support it is an impeccable service. Both Dr Bolton and Josh were very polite and supportive and made me feel relaxed throughout the whole process. The staff helping with the procedure were all very...
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    Jan 9, 2020
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    Jim Thomas
    Florida
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    Everyone is always looking to have Great Hair. Great Hair Transplants, definitely is the place to put to the top of your list. Hands Down!! I did an extensive amount of research and came to the conclusion Dr. Bolton's office was the place for me. If you want to talk about being nervous, and scared, my wheels were turning. After Speaking with Mike...
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