Smoking once in like a month 2 months post op, does it afftect hair transplant yield?
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Smoking and hair transplant
Smoking is not recommended before or after any procedure due to its effect on minimizing the blood supply of the healing areas. None-the-less, smoking twice in the last 2 months will likely not harm your grafts however in general, smoking is not recommended as it is associated with so many other vascular and respiratory diseases.
Does smoking negatively impact hair transplant yield?
There are not studies that evaluate the impact of smoking on hair transplants. The obvious answer is that smoking is not a good idea following a transplant, but does smoking really limit graft growth? I've treated many smokers over the past 26 years and I've never been able to link poor growth with smoking. Thus, I'd conclude that smoking does not harm graft yield. There is no question that smokers have less bleeding during their transplant, which suggests decreased blood flow to the recipient area, but grafts seem to grow equally well in smokers. Certainly, I do not believe that you harmed your grafts smoking the hukkah twice in the past two months. Of course there are many illnesses linked to smoking. Smoking related illnesses are the primary reason to avoid smoking. Your grafts should be fine.
If you have concerns about what you did after surgery it is best to discuss this with your surgeon.
If you have concerns about what you did after surgery it is best to discuss this with your surgeon. Smoking causes micro-vessels to constrict and reduces blood supply.
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