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rimbaud
07-27-2016, 11:16 AM
Hi,

So I just had a hair transplant five days ago. I'm an on and off smoker and I understand the risks of smoking and hair transplantation due to the effects of vasoconstriction. Despite this knowledge, I couldn't resist having a cigarette a couple days after the hair transplant. It was just one. The next day I had another. Stupidly, I had a few cigarettes with a few beers yesterday to celebrate. I don't need to be told that cigarettes are bad for me and I fully understand that smoking can compromise grafts. I have already vowed off smoking completely but I'm really really freaked out and worried that my transplanted hairs are in jeopardy. Does anyone have a solid opinion as to whether or not the amount I smoked is dangerous? Again, it was six since the transplant. I've followed all the directions instructed by my doctor diligently otherwise.

What do you guys think? Opinions from professionals would also be really really appreciated too?

Thanks guys.

BaldingEagle
07-27-2016, 03:27 PM
Hi,

So I just had a hair transplant five days ago. I'm an on and off smoker and I understand the risks of smoking and hair transplantation due to the effects of vasoconstriction. Despite this knowledge, I couldn't resist having a cigarette a couple days after the hair transplant. It was just one. The next day I had another. Stupidly, I had a few cigarettes with a few beers yesterday to celebrate. I don't need to be told that cigarettes are bad for me and I fully understand that smoking can compromise grafts. I have already vowed off smoking completely but I'm really really freaked out and worried that my transplanted hairs are in jeopardy. Does anyone have a solid opinion as to whether or not the amount I smoked is dangerous? Again, it was six since the transplant. I've followed all the directions instructed by my doctor diligently otherwise.

What do you guys think? Opinions from professionals would also be really really appreciated too?

Thanks guys.

You're fine man, just try to limit smoking as much as possible. Get some nicotine gum.

rimbaud
07-28-2016, 02:26 AM
Thanks for the reply eagle. Are you sure nicotine gum is a viable alternative though? The route of deliverance is different, yes, but the nicotine is still in the blood stream leading to vasoconstriction in minor blood vessels within the scalp.

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
07-28-2016, 06:19 AM
The damage from smoking is both the year and quantity and time period the more you smoke and the longer you smoke the worse. So it's not just how much you're smoking now but how much you smoked in the past and the Damage it might have caused your circulation system. It does not sound like you smoke a lot but I would cut back as much as possible and talk to your doctor directly