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Can Smoking Kill a Hair Transplant?

1/28/2018 7:27:10 AM

Today, a lot of people smoke cigarettes and even marijuana and wonder if smoking will kill their hair transplant. Please note that this community does not condone doing anything illegal but this article is not about that. Smoking cigarettes and marijuana is generally bad for one's health. Excessive smoking can have an effect on one's body and even hair. But generally speaking, smoking isn't going to affect the results of a hair transplant. Some hair restoration physicians may have rules about not smoking for some time before their actual hair transplant procedure. We recommend following your hair doctor's instructions. However, we haven't seen a single complant that smoking has killed transplanted hair or stunted hair growth.

During the initial hair transplant healing phase, it's probably better to at least cut down. It's also better not to smoke at least 10 days prior to surgery if you can.

Bill - Managing Publisher