Chewing Tobacco and Alcohol Post Hair Transplant

5/17/2010 2:48:36 PM

Question:

I had my hair transplant 2 days back and I had taken drinks two 2 days before my surgery. I am also chewing tobacco after my surgery. Would it have any adverse effect on my hair growth? It is difficult for me to stop using them.

Answer:

I haven’t heard any reports of alcohol and chewing tobacco hindering transplanted hair growth from hair restoration surgery. However, during the healing period in particular, it’s probably a good idea to keep the use of the substances minimal, especially if you’re taking medication prescribed by your physician. Alcohol and pain medication typically don’t mix. Additionally, be sure to speak to your hair restoration physician about the impact these substances may have on wound healing.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.