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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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    Jul 3, 2020
    Tim Touchet Reviews
    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 3, 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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    Jul 3, 2020
    John Blackburn Reviews
    John Blackburn
    Florida
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    I trusted in Josh and Dr. Bolton, and it was such an excellent job done. look young again!!! I'm so so happy!!!! DR. BOLTON and his Crew are ARTISTS!!!!! Thank you so much for making me looking young again!! It was perfect, not overdone or fake or any errors. PERFECT!!!!
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    Jul 3, 2020
    Joseph Petre Reviews
    Joseph Petre
    Florida
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    Had my procedure done about 8 months ago with dr bolton and his staff. Absolutely INCREDIBLE results. They are true artists and place every hair with a purpose. My results look so natural that my own mother and father didnt even notice! I would HIGHLY recommend these guys to anyone who is unsure about getting a transplant. True proffessionals,...
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    Jul 3, 2020
    Jose e Delahoz Reviews
    Jose e Delahoz
    Florida
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    Fantastic results!!!
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    Jul 3, 2020
    Julian Ervi Reviews
    Julian Ervi
    Florida
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    My experience with Josh, Dr. Bolton and his whole team were amazing. I had a max harvest about a year and a half ago and I am so thrilled with the results. Recovery was easy and the hair just grew. Even after the surgery , Dr Bolton called me to make sure everything was fine. I would highly recommend Dr Bolton to anyone who is considering a hair...
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    Mar 16, 2020
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    A A
    Florida
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    I almost considered going to a locally renowned HT Dr since Florida is many states away and I didn’t want to fly and sit in a hotel for a few days post op, but after speaking with Josh and FaceTiming with Dr Bolton I felt more comfortable and informed vs my in person visits with the local option. I now have had two procedures with Dr Bolton and...
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    Mar 5, 2020
    Stephen Horgan Reviews
    Stephen Horgan
    Florida
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    To Dr. Brett Bolton, his technicians, and Mike Anticoli.. Thankyou for all you do. firstly, many years ago i had a prior temple area procedure done in chicago. circa 2000. it was dissapointing to say the least, poor aesthetic result... well, after intensive research i found GHT. Mike Anticoli was my rock through the decision process. he even made...
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    Feb 23, 2020
    Jon K Reviews
    Jon K
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton did an amazing job! I did my research and found Dr. Bolton and am so glad I did. I have had 2 procedures done by him. The first restored my hairline and the second I wanted for more density. Thank you Dr. Bolton! Also thank you to Mike Anticoli for his help throughout the entire process. He stayed in touch with me before and after my...
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    Feb 21, 2020
    Randy Rauch Reviews
    Randy Rauch
    Florida
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    Dr Bolton and staff do amazing work. Highly recommend.
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