I smoked while getting my hair transplant and 2 days after is it too late. Any suggestions? (photos)
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I smoked while getting my hair transplant and 2 days after is it too late. Any suggestions?
Organic Hair Transplantation” is a hair transplantation procedure developed in the Estetik International Laboratories. The “Organic Hair Transplantation” method is a novel development in modern hair transplantation surgery practice which was developed with the efforts of our research and development department. Now; our successful hair transplantation results has evolved to a new era thanks to the “Organic Hair Transplantation” method. We can consider this new method as a revolutionary development.
“Organic Hair Transplantation” is based on injection of a mixture containing adipose derived stem cells obtained from own fat tissue of the patient to the scalp of the patient. The recipient area gets rejuvenated and the viability of transplanted grafts is increased with the effects of adipose derived stem cell injection. The injection of adipose derived stem cells also provides a better work area for the surgeon.
Loss of hair is a natural process when it is between the limits that the body can restore them. When the capacity of the body to restore the hair loss is beaten by the excessive hair loss then we can name this situation something that should be treated. Women started to experience balding even more in the last 2 decades.
We all know that smoking is bad for you but if you've already smoked and are worried about you past actions, you can't
Smoking and hair transplantation
Nicotine constricts blood vessels and reduces much needed blood supply to the healing scalp.
It is best to stop smoking for as long as possible before and after a hair transplant. 1 week is good, 1 month is very good. Of course quitting altogether is best.
Outcomes or "results" are less predictable is those who smoke. We have had nice results in smokers (even some who take "smoke breaks" during the procedure!!) but also suboptimal too. We don't guarantee results in those who smoke.
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Bottom line is until all the new hair is mature, (12 months) I would not be able to tell if the growth is normal etc...
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