Cigarette smoke has many toxic ingredients. These affect the regeneration of the body adversely during the healing of the scars.
The carbon monoxide in the cigarette smoke prevents the red blood cells to connect with oxygen and the red blood cells to carry oxygen. Because of this the oxygenation in the cells and the production of energy decrease, and this affects the healing stage adversely.
We recommend our patients not to smoke in the 21 days after the surgery and 1 week prior to the surgery.
Later on, in the first 8 months, as the hair will be growing, it is also best to avoid smoking as much as possible.