When Can I Resume Smoking After a Hair Transplant?

April 11th, 2007

Q: I had my hair transplant done 10 days back, I was a regular smoker (8-10) cigarettes everyday from last 10 years. I have stopped smoking from the day of my surgery, how long should I stop smoking after surgery?

A: I would wait a minimum of 10 days, but the longer the better.

The nicotine in the smoke constricts blood vessels and decreases the oxygen to the tissues and the carbon dioxide in smoke displaces the oxygen.

Both chemicals retard healing.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on April 11th, 2007 at 10:49 am


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