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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
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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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    Sep 2, 2019
    Glen Reviews
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    My experience with Dr. Bolton and his entire team was outstanding! From the moment I had made my initial consultation, to surgery day and post operative follow-up, Dr. Bolton, Josh and the team were on top of their game. I had previous hair transplant surgeries that were done locally prior to seeing Dr. Bolton and was hesitant to fly out to Ft....
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    Aug 26, 2019
    Marius Reviews
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    I live in Norway, Europe. I have suffered from hair loss since 2004, in my early twenties. Now in my late thirties, i had a Norwood stage 3 hair loss, and I finally choose to do something about it. I did my research, read a lot about hair loss, watched tons of YouTube videos, and contacted some of the clinics online before making my decision. After...
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    Aug 25, 2019
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    I live in Norway, Europe. I have suffered from hair loss since 2004, in my early twenties. Now in my late thirties, i had a Norwood stage 3 hair loss, and I finally choose to do something about it. I did my research, read a lot about hair loss, watched tons of YouTube videos, and contacted some of the clinics online before making my decision....
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    Aug 19, 2019
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    Truly recommend the amazing team in Fort Lauderdale . Dr. Brett Bolton, treated me like a prince for a day. Super professional and made my almost 10 hours procedure so pleasent and amazing. Didn’t feel any pain all day and when I started to feel something they took care of it right away. They worked about 10 hours and I couldn’t be more happy with...
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    Aug 19, 2019
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    I had a friend who referred me to Dr Bolton and gotten great results so I stopped in for a consultation. Josh and Dr Bolton were both very professional and the office is great. Very knowledgeable on all the options in the market now too. I did my research and saw a few odd posts from years ago. ( dont be put off by these), Dr Bolton is 100% on his...
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    Aug 19, 2019
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    I had an outstanding experience with Dr. Bolton and his staff. Honestly, I rediscovered the true meaning of the word “Professionalism”. Dr. Bolton is a real professional with a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Moreover, he is genuine, friendly, humble, and available. His team is amazing, exemplary, and courteous. The quality care at Great...
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    Aug 17, 2019
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    It's one thing for a guy to be bald, but for a female it's horrible. I went to Dr. Bolton the first time around four years ago. The results were amazing. I had hair!!! It was great going out in public and not be embarrassed. I feel and look so much better. But the doc can only do so much in one setting. I had so much confidence in Dr. Bolton after...
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    Aug 13, 2019
    Ross Reviews
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    The staff is amazing. Very friendly, welcoming and down to earth. Dr Bolton and Josh made the decision easy. I never felt pressured, hurried and was given real, honest expectations. I was able to get the results I wanted in 1 visit. Dr. Bolton is the best. I recommend anyone interested to check out Dr. Bolton’s before and after pictures. That sold...
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    Aug 6, 2019
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    I had a great experience with Dr. Bolton and his team!!! He was able to get me the most he could and didn't charge for the extra. I had mine on April 10th, 2019. I had some swelling but I also didn't ice like I should have plus I drove myself home from FL to Oklahoma on my third day after the procedure. I'll post a before pic of when I arrived to...
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    Jul 30, 2019
    David Szepanski Reviews
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    I've looked every where for a good place and when i came across this doctor and saw how much experience he's had and all the videos to prove his work along with the pricing i went with them u won't find any better I've looked and experience the leval of care and there ability to move a lot of grafts in one sitting that would prob take other...
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