Hair transplantation is an important decision and is a turning point for anyone who wants to restore his beauty and natural shape. Where hair transplantation can be described as a successful investment because the one who undergoes it has invested its money in maintaining his beauty and self-confidence. Certainly, anyone who is undergoing hair transplantation is looking forward to getting excellent results as much as possible, but excellent and successful results always require patience and commitment from the patient.
One of the most common habits that affect the procedure of hair transplant in a negative way is smoking, smoking is not recommended and has harm to human health in general, but when it is related to hair transplant, it may mean the failure of the surgery, here are the details in this article:
firstly, the newly implanted hair follicles need a lot of blood perfusion. If there is not enough blood to support the new bulbs, some or all of them will die. The death of the follicles will result in the emergence of voids in the implanted area, which means the failure of hair transplantation in full. Smoking for a long time affects the blood vessels negatively as nicotine has a vasoconstriction effect, narrowing of the blood vessels leads to a lack of blood supply and impaired circulation. This is where the risk lies, as newly implanted follicles need as much blood as possible to survive.
secondly, smoking leads to the production of the carbon monoxide, which inhibits the blood’s ability to carry oxygen and causes poor delivery to all parts of the body. This will lead to poor food supply reaching the scalp and thus it will be in an unhealthy situation, which adversely affects the process of hair transplantation.
thirdly, smoking has a negative effect on wound healing, Failure to heal the wounds leads to scarring on the head after the surgery. In addition, the presence of nicotine in the blood vessels causes excessive bleeding during the surgery, which impedes the work of the surgeon.
If you want to get the best possible result, you should quit smoking a week before the hair transplant, after hair transplant, you should quit smoking for at least two weeks. In the event that the patient is not committed to this recommendation, he must bear the possibility of the failure of hair transplantation or lack of the desired results completely.
According to some studies, smoking is directly related to hair loss and causes many serious diseases such as heart disease and lung cancer, so we recommend that you quit smoking permanently to maintain a healthy body.