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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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    Jan 21, 2020
    K S Reviews
    K S
    Florida
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    I had my procedure about four months ago and the results have already begun to show. The procedure was very comfortable, though I was nervous at first, and I actually fell asleep at one point watching TV. Dr. Bolton, Michael, and the rest of team were very attentive, informative, and straightforward and were happy to answer any questions I had...
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    Jan 16, 2020
    Tranceninja Reviews
    Tranceninja
    Florida
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    I would highly recommend Dr Bolton if you are suffering from hair loss. Everything from initial discussions with Josh Engoren through to after care and support it is an impeccable service. Both Dr Bolton and Josh were very polite and supportive and made me feel relaxed throughout the whole process. The staff helping with the procedure were all very...
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    Jan 9, 2020
    Jim Thomas Reviews
    Jim Thomas
    Florida
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    Everyone is always looking to have Great Hair. Great Hair Transplants, definitely is the place to put to the top of your list. Hands Down!! I did an extensive amount of research and came to the conclusion Dr. Bolton's office was the place for me. If you want to talk about being nervous, and scared, my wheels were turning. After Speaking with Mike...
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    Dec 25, 2019
    Archie Rush Reviews
    Archie Rush
    Florida
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    I found Dr. Bolton's crew incredibly professional! Mike confidently answered all my questions weeks before the procedure, and Dr. Bolton's expertise was clear from the start. All the staff were supportive from beginning to end and confirmed in my mind my choice of surgeons. My results were fantastic. I highly recommend this team to others.
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    Dec 25, 2019
    Brian R Reviews
    Brian R
    Florida
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    I had been watching Dr Bolton's videos on Youtube and also on the Great Hair Transplants website for a few years. The procedure videos, before and after photos as well as the many testimonials of his other patients were so incredible to watch, I knew immediately that this was the doctor for me. I contacted Dr. Bolton's office and spoke to his...
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    Dec 16, 2019
    Noah aguilar Reviews
    Noah aguilar
    Florida
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    Dr Bolton did an excellent job. The staff especially Josh was extremely professional and curtious. I highly recommend going in for a consultation.
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    Dec 16, 2019
    Hector Guerrero Reviews
    Hector Guerrero
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton and his team are top notch. Highly recommend to anyone.
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    Dec 10, 2019
    Jesse Lockard Reviews
    Jesse Lockard
    Florida
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    I had an FUE hair transplant from one of those overpriced hair transplant places, I was very unsatisfied with the results that I was left with. Then I met Doctor Bolton! And after 1 transplant I had hair again! The scar was so minimal that it could barley be seen even with short hair. I only wish that I had gone to him first, I could have saved...
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    Dec 10, 2019
    Brian R Reviews
    Brian R
    Florida
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    I had been watching Dr Bolton's videos on Youtube and also on the Great Hair Transplants website for a few years. The procedure videos, before and after photos as well as the many testimonials of his other patients were so incredible to watch, I knew immediately that this was the doctor for me. I contacted Dr. Bolton's office and spoke to his...
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    Dec 10, 2019
    Jeff Cram Reviews
    Jeff Cram
    Florida
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    Dr. Bolton and his staff including Josh Engoren are amazing. In my mind there is simply no other alternative out there for hair transplantation. Dr. Bolton uses his own specialized technique that he pioneered himself in moving hair. His specialized grafts are called Bolton bundles. These are larger slit grafts that you can’t find anywhere else. In...
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