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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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    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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    Dec 9, 2019
    Leon Downing Reviews
    Leon Downing
    Florida
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    I had a great experience with Dr. Bolton. I’ve been a hairdresser for many years, and I have worked with the best people in the industry. After years of research I found Dr. Bolton. Who gave me a hair transplant, and I cannot tell you how much he’s changed my life. He has made me look ten years younger. He is the best Dr. in the industry, if...
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    Dec 9, 2019
    Progress teo Reviews
    Progress teo
    Florida
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    I most say thank you Michael and Dr Bolton for my hair Transplant Procedure it change my life now I can take pictures and feeling happy about my self my hair grow back I’m so happy thank you guys so much
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    Dec 6, 2019
    Alejandro Torres Reviews
    Alejandro Torres
    Florida
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    Excellent results! In my first procedure I had an amazing outcome. I feel more confident and comfortable with my self. My friends and family think so too! For years I’ve been suffered because I didn’t have hair and had a very low self esteem but thanks to Dr. Bolton and Michael Anticoli I’ve felt so much better. I’m super excited to go for my...
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    Dec 6, 2019
    A Squeo Reviews
    A Squeo
    Florida
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    I went to Dr Bolton after getting 1800 fue and absolutely no results almost ready to give up I contacted Michael Anticoli who works with Doc and decided to get a max harvest from Dr Bolton Michael made my experience in Florida great and Doctor Bolton did a beautiful transplant on my crown and now I can walk out of a room confident of my results...
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    Dec 6, 2019
    Ron C Reviews
    Ron C
    Florida
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    I'm very satisfied with my new look and I would recommend Dr Bolton to anyone who wants a hair transplant done right the first time. His staff is also very efficient. Michael Anticoli did a great job of coordinating travel arrangements and continuing with follow-up communications.
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    Dec 6, 2019
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    A A
    Florida
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    Its been over a year since visiting Dr Bolton and I cannot say enough good things about the experience with Great Hair Transplants. From start to finish the experience was 5 star. Mike is the guide version of Dr Bolton. He has the same attention to detail. Mike ensures everything is taken care. It felt like a pampered at a day at the spa rather...
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    Nov 28, 2019
    Jose delahoz Reviews
    Jose delahoz
    Florida
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    Very satisfied client, feel like a new person
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