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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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    Nov 4, 2020
    Sid Jakovljevic Reviews
    Sid Jakovljevic
    Florida
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    It has been about 4 months since my visit and procedure with Doctor Bolton,and i must say i am very satisfied with results so far.. I am a 32 year old male,and for the past 3 years or so i noticed my hair becoming much thinner and weaker... And after so many failed attempts,remedies and false information,i finally came to realisation that hair...
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    Oct 2, 2020
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    Vishal Dasari
    Florida
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    I came to Dr. Bolton from Tampa, FL, and I would not regret it. I am 19 years old, and was very anxious and scared at first, but Dr. Bolton and his team made it very comfortable for me during the surgery. I am 4 months in and am already very happy for the results. He is one of the best in the business. Would definitely recommend him.
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    Sep 6, 2020
    Chad Greene Reviews
    Chad Greene
    Florida
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    I am more than happy with the procedure I had with Dr. Bolton a few days ago. This is my third hair transplant and my only regret is that he didn’t do the first two. He and his staff are extremely professional and accommodating, creating a very comfortable environment. I would highly recommend using Dr. Bolton. With Dr. Bolton’s procedure, I...
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    Aug 30, 2020
    Luiz Rojas Reviews
    Luiz Rojas
    Florida
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    Went in on June 2019 and I am now enjoying the fact that I never have to wear a hat ever again! Toons of compliments from co-workers, friends and family telling me that my hair looks longer or my hair is growing. Definitely a life changing procedure. Very helpful staff. Dr. Bolton and Josh are the greatest. They help you with everything. I wouldn’t...
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    Aug 5, 2020
    Eo Reviews
    Eo
    Florida
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    Had 2 procedures with Dr. Bolton, filled in my receding hairline and crown area. He’s an amazing doctor that does great work and has an excellent staff backing him up. The results speak for themselves, some of the best in the business.
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    Aug 2, 2020
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    B K
    Florida
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    Very professional and happy with the results. I was impressed to learn that the only thing Dr Bolton does is hair transplants and only 1 per day!! You get his FULL ATTENTION for that whole day and procedure. He made me the VIP and studied my male pattern baldness for my best results. Very detailed where to cut, place hair and angles for front...
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    Aug 2, 2020
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    A M
    Florida
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    Have been receding since a teenager. At the age of 23, I scheduled a last minute procedure with Bolton and extremely happy with the result (8,000 hairs moved). I am only at 4.5mos post-op (Full results are typically at 12mos). Josh was my patient advisor and provided me with realistic expectations and answered all of my questions. Procedure is...
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    Jul 13, 2020
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    Biggy Koboy
    Florida
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    I had my HT procedure on June 30, 2020. Both Josh and Dr. Bolton were amazing! It's only been 2 weeks and I'm satisfied. The procedure was painless, it was like i went to a barbershop actually. the scar in the back of my head is barely noticeable even when i shave the back of my head. I am patiently waiting for my hair to grow. I highly recommend...
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    Jul 2, 2020
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    Tim Touchet
    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...
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    Jul 2, 2020
    ILIKEMEDIA Reviews
    ILIKEMEDIA
    Florida
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    I loved my experience with GHT! I got the (FUT) “Max Harvest Plus“ because I was a (Norwood 6). I am completely blown away by the results which changed my appearance and gave me more confidence. Dr. Bolton, Josh, and the entire GHT team are very friendly and professional. There was no pain during the procedure and the whole thing was over...
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