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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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    Oct 14, 2021
    Jorge Reviews
    Jorge
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton has made an art out of hair transplants. The results are unmatched. I cannot say enough about how happy I am with the results. I only wish I would have gone to see him sooner.
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    Sep 2, 2021
    DJ Reviews
    DJ
    Florida
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    Dr Bolton and his entire staff were absolutely amazing! Walking me through the process multiple times before the actual procedure which was actually very smooth. After scalp micropigmentation, I came across Dr Bolton’s site and did all of my research. Every review is accurate and I do believe that he is the worlds best hair transplant surgeon....
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    Aug 4, 2021
    Byron Reviews
    Byron
    Florida
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    World class operation. From start to finish. I did a lot of research before deciding to do the surgery. Josh and Dr. Bolton made me feel extremely comfortable. And as painless as possible.
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    Jul 30, 2021
    TJ Reviews
    TJ
    Florida
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    My brother and I got our procedure with Dr Bolton about ten years ago. Great reception by Josh and their staff. Respectful, positive vibes, great experience. My brother had a great result. I had a previous surgery going in so i had less donor hair, but my outcome was great still. Transplanted hairs are still holding on till this day. Scar looks...
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    Jul 28, 2021
    Tim Reviews
    Tim
    Florida
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    My experience with Dr Bolton and Josh has been amazing. I came to Dr Bolton as a very skeptical patient. After years of been scammed by one company after another promising that they "had the cure", I honestly didn't think anything would work. Dr Bolton and Josh were very upfront and honest with me from the very beginning. The surgery and recovery...
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    Jul 28, 2021
    B Reviews
    B
    Florida
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    I am the twin brother to Brian K. (A earlier reviewer on the forum from April 2019) We own an operate a major business in South Florida. I just had the major crown area done. Why? Well I have seen my brothers hair regrown on crown incredible the first 14 months . His procedure was done in April '19. He now has more hair than he knows what do do...
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    Jul 28, 2021
    Willie Reviews
    Willie
    Florida
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    Dr Bolton is the BEST. My hair transplant came out perfect and even exceeded my expectations. I had two horrible hair transplants with two different doctors. Dr Bolton assured me he could fix the other two doctor's screw ups. Dr Bolton mentioned that most hair transplant doctors have no clue how to perform a hair transplant on a black man's hair....
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    Jul 28, 2021
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    Franz
    Florida
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    My name is Franz, I'm a French man leaving in Springfield Massachusetts where I'm a student in Business and Administration and soon in Accounting. With the stress of my studies I started to seriously loose what was left of my hairline. I had my hair transplant at Great Hair Transplant a year ago (March 17 2020) and the result is just outstanding,...
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    Jul 28, 2021
    Mark Reviews
    Mark
    Florida
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    I had a great experience. I was in and out in a few hours and fell asleep during the procedure it was so painless. Recovery was no fun but I would do it all again to keep my results. After procedure communication has been great too. No complaints.
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    Jul 28, 2021
    Richard Reviews
    Richard
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton and his team are very knowledgeable and professional. I am currently 6 months post op and already getting great results. I would recommend him to anyone suffering from hair loss.
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