Great Hair Transplant

Get Free Consultation for Hair Transplant Surgery

To request a free consultation online please complete the form below and one of our patient advisors will contact you directly.

Please upload photos of your hair loss. Front, top and back are best for evaluation. You will receive a response with Dr. Brett Bolton's evaluation within 24 hours. Please make sure to include you phone number for us to personally contact you. Thank you for inquiring and we look forward to helping you throughout this process.

Our Location

Dr. Brett Bolton
Great Hair Transplants, Hair Restoration Clinic
2715 East Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 200
Fort LauderdaleFlorida, United States of America33306
 954.567.5868  |   drbolton@live.com

Best Rated Hair Transplant Doctor In Huntington Park, California

Cigarettes Bad for your Health and your Hair

Everyone, including smokers, knows that smoking is bad for your health, but what you may not realize is that smoking is bad for your hair as well. If you are a smoker and plan to get a hair transplant in the near future, it might be in your best interest to think twice about smoking before and after your surgery.

There are risks you should know about that could inevitably affect the outcome of your hair transplant. Because a hair transplant is such a substantial investment it is important to know what you can do to ensure that your hair transplant is successful. While your surgeon takes care of transplanting hairs, it is your job to do everything you can to ensure you get the most out of your transplant.

There are several reasons why you should quit smoking due to the adverse effects on the outcome of your surgery. One of these reasons is nicotine is a vasoconstrictor that causes the blood vessel walls to contract. This results in decreased blood flow and diminished distribution of oxygen throughout the body. Without the proper amount of life-giving oxygen and other important nutrients, the surgery can take longer to heal and grafts are less likely to survive. This means by continuing to smoke you may be wasting money and precious donor hairs needed for your transplant.

In order for the hair transplant to be successful, there must be ample blood supply available in the recipient area for each delicate hair graft. If there is not enough blood to support the grafts being transplanted, they will ultimately compete against each other for the underlying blood supply. Without proper nutrients, there could be less hair growth per graft due to compromised blood flow. In some cases the entire graft might fail to survive. This could result in undesirable gaps or spaces throughout the transplanted area. For smokers who continue to smoke long after the surgery, their hair follicles will continue to be compromised creating density issues that could have been avoided. Blood flow is vital to a successful transplant.

Another side effect of smoking is that there might be excessive bleeding and oozing in the recipient area that could prolong surgery time. With smoking patients, blood vessels are continuously constricted before surgery day due to presence of nicotine in the system. On the day of surgery, with the presence of nicotine blood vessels open up causing excessive bleeding to occur. Not only is a longer surgery uncomfortable for the patient, but it also threatens the survival of harvested grafts as they sit on the table waiting to be transplanted.

Finally, smoking can also negatively affect post-operative healing. Normally, healing on both the face and head is not an issue, but for smokers there is a higher risk of both scarring and infection. Scabs and crusts in the recipient area remain longer, which can cause unsightly scarring to occur. Some surgeons believe that even diabetics have more successful hair transplants than smokers.
If you are a smoker who cannot stop the bad habit and wish to get a hair transplant, the good news is that you don't have to quit smoking altogether. Most hair transplant surgeons recommend that smokers take a break from smoking 1-2 weeks prior to the surgery and 1-2 weeks after their surgery. This will insure the best possible chance for your hair transplant to be successful.

In our office, Dr. Bolton often encourages smoking patients to quit for the better health of their hair and the better health of their life. Fortunately, many patients are ready for big changes in their life and choose to quit smoking altogether after the procedure. After all, investing in your hair is a big deal, but investing in your health ensures more years enjoying that hair!


Free Hair Transplant Consultation    Get Financing for Hair Transplant


  •  Review
    Jul 30, 2021
    TJ Reviews
    TJ
    Florida
     google Review
    My brother and I got our procedure with Dr Bolton about ten years ago. Great reception by Josh and their staff. Respectful, positive vibes, great experience. My brother had a great result. I had a previous surgery going in so i had less donor hair, but my outcome was great still. Transplanted hairs are still holding on till this day. Scar looks...
  •  Review
    Jul 28, 2021
    Tim Reviews
    Tim
    Florida
     yelp  Review
    My experience with Dr Bolton and Josh has been amazing. I came to Dr Bolton as a very skeptical patient. After years of been scammed by one company after another promising that they "had the cure", I honestly didn't think anything would work. Dr Bolton and Josh were very upfront and honest with me from the very beginning. The surgery and recovery...
  •  Review
    Jul 28, 2021
    B Reviews
    B
    Florida
     yelp  Review
    I am the twin brother to Brian K. (A earlier reviewer on the forum from April 2019) We own an operate a major business in South Florida. I just had the major crown area done. Why? Well I have seen my brothers hair regrown on crown incredible the first 14 months . His procedure was done in April '19. He now has more hair than he knows what do do...
  •  Review
    Jul 28, 2021
    Willie Reviews
    Willie
    Florida
     yelp  Review
    Dr Bolton is the BEST. My hair transplant came out perfect and even exceeded my expectations. I had two horrible hair transplants with two different doctors. Dr Bolton assured me he could fix the other two doctor's screw ups. Dr Bolton mentioned that most hair transplant doctors have no clue how to perform a hair transplant on a black man's hair....
  •  Review
    Jul 28, 2021
    Franz Reviews
    Franz
    Florida
     yelp  Review
    My name is Franz, I'm a French man leaving in Springfield Massachusetts where I'm a student in Business and Administration and soon in Accounting. With the stress of my studies I started to seriously loose what was left of my hairline. I had my hair transplant at Great Hair Transplant a year ago (March 17 2020) and the result is just outstanding,...
  •  Review
    Jul 28, 2021
    Mark Reviews
    Mark
    Florida
     yelp  Review
    I had a great experience. I was in and out in a few hours and fell asleep during the procedure it was so painless. Recovery was no fun but I would do it all again to keep my results. After procedure communication has been great too. No complaints.
  •  Review
    Jul 28, 2021
    Richard Reviews
    Richard
    Florida
     yelp  Review
    Dr. Bolton and his team are very knowledgeable and professional. I am currently 6 months post op and already getting great results. I would recommend him to anyone suffering from hair loss.
  •  Review
    Jul 28, 2021
    Leonardo Reviews
    Leonardo
    Florida
     yelp  Review
    Dr. Bolton and Josh are extremely professional and communicative. I have been dealing with both of them for many years and looking forward to maintain the relationship moving forward. The offices are great and the environment and professionalism makes me feel very comfortable every time I visit them.
  •  Review
    Jul 28, 2021
    Kendall Reviews
    Kendall
    Florida
     yelp  Review
    I am very happy with my results. It has been just over a year and a half and hair is full and thicker than it has been in 7, 8 years. I have followed the post procedure direction from Dr Bolton and his staff, and kept up with my propecia. Would recommend!
  •  Review
    Jul 28, 2021
    Jake Reviews
    Jake
    Florida
     yelp  Review
    I went for a consultation and immediately knew this was the place I should get my procedure done at. The Dr patiently explained my options and suggest what would be best. I went with the "Maxharvest". I am very please with the results! I am now feel much younger and confident. I am sorry I waited so long to do this, I feel fabulous!
previous review
next  review

22 YEARS EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO HAIR TRANSPLANTS WITH UNSURPASSED RESULTS

Excellent  Great hair transplant  Review

Based on 621 Verified Patient Testimonials / Reviews from

   google Review   trustpilot Review       hairtransplantsociety Review   Vitals Review   Healthgrades Review