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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimbaud View Post
    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.

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    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.

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