The effect of smoking on hair transplantation
Are you planning to have a hair transplant?
Do you smoke for fun and do you want to know if smoking has an effect on hair transplant results?
Read the following article to get your answer. In this article, we refer to the negative effects of smoking after hair transplantation.
Hair transplantation is very important for all those who suffer from thinning hair and baldness. A successful hair transplant will restore your hair as well as increase confidence in people.
Although it takes a year to achieve the desired result, the negative effects of smoking, hookah, and even alcohol can ruin the result and cause transplanted hair to fall out.
During the hair transplant procedure, smoking damages the donor follicles and smoking after the operation also disrupts the growth of the transplanted hair.
While healthy blood flow under the scalp is essential for the growth of transplanted follicles, insufficient oxygen supply to the hair due to nicotine in cigarettes narrows blood vessels and reduces blood flow to the follicles. The transplant hair will remove even before it begins to grow.
Smoking also causes thinning of the scalp, reducing the thickness of the upper layer of the skin and causing serious damage to the hair follicles.
It is widely believed that the harms of smoking only effect on the mouth, heart and lungs, while recent studies have shown that smoking affects all parts of the body, from the brain to the hands and feet.
You should also know that the negative effects of smoking and alcohol are much greater in people who have had surgery, especially hair transplants.
Therefore, hair transplant clients are advised to refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol for at least 3 weeks before the hair transplant and for 2 to 4 weeks after the hair transplant.