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    Default Worried about making a mistake, and seeking advice

    Hi all,

    I had a small FUE session done (about 250 grafts, as my surgeon has advised to do this in smaller steps) 8 days prior with PRP.

    Tonight, I went out to an event with a few friends. I had about 5 alcoholic drinks, and smoked about 3 cigarettes.

    Then, while under the influence, I made a very bad decision and did some cocaine. I did two lines of it.

    Up to this point in my healing, I've followed my doctor's instructions and have healed very well. I have ate very healthy, drank lots of water*and have gotten lots of sleep/rest (9-10 hours a day).

    I know I made a mistake, and I am beating myself up for it. I will not be using recreational drugs or smoking any longer, and will put off my alcohol consumption for another week or two.

    Have I seriously damaged my grafts and risked my hair transplant failing? I asked a friend who is a doctor in another field, and he thinks that things should be OK at 8 days post-op. But could I get some advice from the community?

    Moving forward, I am being even more careful about post-op care, and trying to be as healthy as I can.*

    I hope I haven't hurt my grafts beyond the point of return. Thank you.

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    Hey,

    Don't worry man, you'll be fine. Ive spoken with many people over the years and some very well known ones too who partied hard post op and all been fine regarding the HT results. I'd recommend rein it in now and get your head screwed back on straight post party and don't worry but leave it a few weeks till you plan another night out 😉



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    Thank you very much, Spex

    What is it about alcohol, smoking and cocaine/drug use that could hurt results? At what point after a hair transplant are the grafts considered "embedded" and as strong as the other native hairs?

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    https://www.bernsteinmedical.com/res...ansplantation/

    Hey worriedfue,

    Dr Bernstein's has a pretty comprehensive study when it comes to this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny g View Post
    https://www.bernsteinmedical.com/res...ansplantation/

    Hey worriedfue,

    Dr Bernstein's has a pretty comprehensive study when it comes to this topic.
    Thanks benny g

    Would that mean that by day 8-9, the grafts are as strong as my native hairs?

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    After 5/7 days your locked in.

    Don't beat your self up as what's done is done and you can't change anything now.
    Just moving forward don't create unnecessary stress for your self in this period.

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    Thanks Spex!

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    No worries man. Just calm things down now moving forward for a few weeks ;-)
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    Dr. William Lindsey, IAHRS Member
    Dr. Scott Alexander, IAHRS Member
    Dr. Tejinder Bhatti, IAHRS Member
    Dr. Alan Bauman, IAHRS Member
    Dr. Geza Sikos, IAHRS Member
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