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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

Best Rated Hair Transplant Doctor In Huntington Park, California

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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    Jan 23, 2023
    Rolando Reviews
    Rolando
    Florida
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    It was a real pleasure to have met you all. I am beyond happy with my results and greatly appreciate everything Dr. Brett Bolton and his staff have done. The procedure and care I received was excellent. I will definitely be referring you to my friends and colleagues. I would also like to express my gratitude to Michael, for always helping me out!...
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    Dec 19, 2022
    Gustavo Reviews
    Gustavo
    Florida
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    Happy with the results! So glad that I did it and picked such a great place to do it at! The medical staff was amazing, the Dr that did did the procedure did a great job fully explained the procedure and keeping it real, and Mike was amazing with touches basis with me throughout the healing process and after! Truly amazing experience and...
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    Dec 7, 2022
    Srinivas Reviews
    Srinivas
    Florida
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    Fantastic Experience ! You felt like you were in a SPA retreat rather than a clinic . The procedure was seamless.
    Dr Bolton and Josh were with me every step of the way especially post surgery . Excited about the Results ..
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    Dec 2, 2022
    Brian Reviews
    Brian
    Florida
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    excellent service, I couldn’t be happier! The doctor was awesome, and Josh was spectacular, I couldn’t ask for better results!!
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    Nov 15, 2022
    Jerry Reviews
    Jerry
    Florida
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    After doing alot of research, I decided to go with Dr. Bolton, Greater Hair Transplants in Fort Lauderdale. The best decision ever. The most Proficient in his field and he uses the max harvest procedure if you're looking for max and above average results, I highly recommend Dr. Bolton.
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    Oct 31, 2022
    Jared Reviews
    Jared
    Florida
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    Josh and Dr, Bolton have given me back my confidence! I'm so glad that | chose Dr.Bolton. His knowledge and his expertise really show and he delivered amazing natural results. The staff is amazing and made me feel right at home.
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    Oct 30, 2022
    Abraham Reviews
    Abraham
    Florida
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    Great Place to go!! Very happy!!!!
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    Oct 30, 2022
    Christopher Reviews
    Christopher
    Florida
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    I am a few months post surgery and couldn’t have had a better experience with this office. The office and the doctor were accommodating and professional. What I really appreciated was their post-surgery availability. They certainly care about their patients and are experts in this procedure. I highly recommend.
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    Sep 30, 2022
    JC Reviews
    JC
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton is the best hair transplant doctor in Florida, permanent and natural results. Extraordinary bedside manners. Also Josh from the office is always willing to help.
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    Sep 16, 2022
    Antonio Reviews
    Antonio
    Florida
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    I give my highest recommendation regarding Dr. Brett Bolton. In addition to his professionalism, he is a true expert and artist in his field. My hair transplant far exceeded my expectations. It looks phenomenal! Bottom line he is THE BEST. I must also say patient coordinator Michael is a true asset to the Great Hair Transplants team. His genuine...
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