On the surgical end of the spectrum, hair transplants remain the gold standard, and Dr. Paul cautions against using any kind of nicotine product post-op. “Nicotine is especially dangerous in the recovery after hair transplant,” he explains. “Blood flow is critical to bring nutrients and oxygen to the recipient site.”
Is it OK to vape after surgery?
The answer is no, and here’s why. It’s the nicotine in cigarettes, not just the act of smoking, that leads to poor healing, anesthesia risks, and a host of other potential complications for a surgery patient.
What happens if I vape before surgery?
If you smoke or vape nicotine, it can also affect your lungs and heart, which are stressed during any surgical procedure. If you smoke or vape before your surgery, you are more likely to develop pneumonia or other respiratory conditions.
How long after surgery can you vape?
It is best to wait for four days to do so. Your dentist or oral surgeon will advise you to wait as long as possible after you get your tooth extracted to begin smoking. The minimum time is usually 48 hours, but you should ask your dentist or oral surgeon.
Why is smoking bad after surgery?
Smoking tobacco also damages the lungs making it difficult for the proper amount of air to flow through, increasing the risk of post-surgical complications to the lungs. Smoking distorts a patient’s immune system and can delay healing, increasing the risk of infection at the wound site.
When can I touch transplanted hair?
Beginning 2-3 days after surgery you can gently touch the grafts with the fingertips while washing in the shower. Avoid catching the grafts with your fingernails. 2. Hairspray and mousse can be used one week after the transplant but should be washed off daily.
How can I hide my head after hair transplant?
Are there other ways to conceal the scalp after a hair transplant? Your surgeon will suggest you wait at least 10 days before you start wearing hats or other head accessories. However, if you still wish to cover your scalp, your surgeon would recommend wearing a loose, easily adjustable hood or a hat.