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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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  •  Review
    Oct 23, 2018 4:36pm
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    Hair Transplant Society User
    It's been one year since my HT surgery with Dr.Bolton.The result has exceeded my expectations.My hair looks great.I haven't met one person who would think that I ever had anything done with my hair,and actually I have gotten some compliments from different guys whenever we had conversations about hair in gym and other places.Guys usually would... view more
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    Feb 13, 2018 2:20pm
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    Rory Perimenis
    The best! Very professional, the staff is great and everyone is very welcoming. Do not go anywhere else ! Phenomenal experience, highly recommend !
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    Oct 31, 2017 5:35pm
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    VLADIMIR M.
    I started loosing my hair about 5 years ago and I had to do something about it. FUE was the method that I thought would be the best(so called scarless.not true,you get a lot of small scars).To be fair the doctor I picked did as good job as FUE could offer but the method does not give you enough hair,one year later I have had another FUE procedure... view more
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    Aug 22, 2017 4:48pm
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    William Puckett
    Very personable and professional. My discussion with Dr. Brett Bolton was both friendly and informative and through my research and experience believe him to be the best in his field. His staff was also very professional and friendly and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering a hair transplant!
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    Apr 23, 2017 9:49pm
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    Lu M.
    Expectations were well communicated. Premeeting was truly consultative. All my questions were answered. From there they were a class act. Highly recommend going with Josh's lodging arrangement. I give them five stars.
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    Apr 21, 2017 4:24pm
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    Thomas K.
    I had a H.T. with Dr. Brett Bolton about 18 mths ago and had a really great experience there- very happy with the results, especially with his ability to help conceal/blend a terrible, previous HT surgery I had with another doctor 20 years ago. It was such a difference, just wish I had gone to him the first time around. I'm getting ready to... view more
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    Apr 01, 2017 11:18am
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    Ross Hughes
    I visited dr. Bolton like many about my concerns about my thinning hair. I visited other hair restoration, but felt the most comfortable with Dr. Brett Bolton, josh and his professional staff. He was honest, didn't sugar coat anything which I appreciated. I had surgery in August of 2015. Couldn't be happier with my results. Best decision I ever... view more
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    Mar 26, 2017 3:11pm
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    Andrew Cox
    I had been experiencing hair loss for the past 10 years, my mid Twenties. I had been in denial of this fact, and family and friends, trying to be nice I guess, would confirm I was "crazy, you're not going bald!". I had researched hair transplants for years, and even had consultations with local hair doctors in my area.; Including the doctor who... view more
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    Feb 16, 2017 10:28pm
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    Ric Boyd
    It was an amazing experience From the time I got there to the time I left they made me feel very comfortable. The staff was very knowledgeable and Dr Bolton was extremely professional in his work. Mike the hair consultant was amazing and the results I have with my hair exceeded all my expectations You guys are champions!!!!!!! Thanks... view more
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    Feb 01, 2017 9:24pm
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    Matthew G
    From the moment I walked into Dr. Brett Bolton's office, I had a good feeling. Meeting with Josh and Dr. Brett Bolton for the first time only reinforced this feeling. They both gave me their undivided attention and answered all my questions. I was at a low point in my life as far as self-confidence due to my hair loss (which had seemingly sped up... view more
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    Nov 26, 2013 11:36pm
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    Andrearose E
    My results speak for themselves. I traveled in from New York. Everybody treated me well and I got better results then I expected.
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    Aug 26, 2014 4:00pm
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    Brian S
    I reached my 4 month mark (May 24, 2014) a few days ago and I finally reached a point where it looks like it's going to be a real success! Dr. Brett Bolton and the staff provided a very hospitable environment for the procedure; it was very inviting, clean and relaxing. Those first few months couldn't have come to an end soon enough! A concern of... view more
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    Dec 05, 2013 3:15pm
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    Felipe Garrote
    I am glad I spoke to Josh because I thought my results were good at 3 months but was not sure if I was going to get more or not. He informed me that I had at least another 1 year result to come. I am super excited to know that.
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    Nov 05, 2013 3:07pm
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    Darrin Hunter
    My experience with Dr. Brett Bolton was awesome. His staff made me fell very comfortable and the facility is second to none. I would recommend this procedure to anyone. I was amazed at my results.
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    Dec 09, 2013 8:36pm
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    Raymond E
    I just wanted to restore my hair line. I didn't realize that it makes you look so much younger and better. Very happy i decided to do this procedure with Dr. Brett Bolton
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    Dec 11, 2013 5:53pm
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    Josh E
    I had a horrible experience with Dr. Shapiro. I was left with a big scar and unnatural results. My brother planned on having the procedure after me, I discouraged him from Shapiro. I was so skeptical about the procedure after my bad experience. My brother had the procedure with Dr. Brett Bolton and WOW was everything a night and day difference.... view more
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    Jan 22, 2014 6:58pm
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    H T
    I am thankful for Dr.Huebner's artistry, compassion, and skills. I anxiously await my results, I just had my procedure in January of 2014. I am posting my photo 5 days post op.
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    Jan 24, 2014 2:10pm
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    Doug N.
    Dr. Brett Bolton and his office staff made my whole experience very enjoyable. I was very nervous like most others and not so knowledgeable about hair transplants in the beginning. I am now so happy with the end result and also my appearance! I will without a doubt continue to recommend Dr. Brett Bolton to anyone I hear of wanting to improve their... view more
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    Feb 06, 2014 2:27pm
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    Frank Y
    I reviewed other hair transplant doctors, and no one compared to Dr. Brett Bolton's compassion, friendly demeanor and great results.I had two procedures at Great Hair Transplants. I started noticing growth at about 6 months. I am very satisfied with my results. If you have any questions about my experience you can email me.
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    Dec 04, 2013 6:01pm
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    Ben P.
    At first, i must admit i was worried. But i would do this a thousand times again, if that meant getting the results i got. And that speaks volume. Not only did the procedure help my appearance, but my confidence as well. I feel great on the outside, as well as the inside.
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