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Dear all

Do you think chewing Nicotine chewing gum will make a significant negative impact on healing and graft survival rate after a fue hair transplant ?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts

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Nicotine constricts blood vessels in your scalp so it's not optimal for graft health and healing after a transplant, though I'm not sure if the negative impact is significant. You should reach out to your doctor and ask for his/her opinion.

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I’m almost 3 months post FUE and heavily use Nicorette quick mist spray, can’t say it’s made any negative affect to my progress I don’t think !! 

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I smoked after all 4 of my HT procedures and never experienced any issues with it regarding healing or the regrowth...but could it have been different if I did not smoke?...thank goodness I finally quit.

Just about ant HT doctor would ill advise any form of nicotine post-op.

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Not a nicotine product, but I used Chantix throughout my recovery.  If you can afford it, I highly recommend Chantix.  With BC/BS my co-pay was still $135.

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So far its just theory from my side. Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor which in theory would mean worse blood supply to the grafts, which in theory could impair healing and growth.

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On 10/9/2020 at 8:28 PM, Dazed said:

Not a nicotine product, but I used Chantix throughout my recovery.  If you can afford it, I highly recommend Chantix.  With BC/BS my co-pay was still $135.

I am surprised that your copay was that much.

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