Can Diabetics Have Hair Transplantation?

Hair Transplantation is the process of taking a person’s own hair from a donor region and transferring it to the area where hair loss is experienced by surgical operation. For hair transplantation, it is applied to the area where hair loss is experienced, by taking hair follicles from the nape area which is resistant to baldness.

Diabetes is known to cause hair loss due to androgen hormone imbalance and issues with blood circulatiğons.
Although hair transplantation is risky for diabetics, some basic conditions must be met before the procedure to reduce the risk.

Diabetics should have all tests done before hair transplantation.
In order to keep sugar under control, a nutrition program prescribed by the doctor should be strictly followed.
All medications should be reported to the hair transplant doctor.
It is essential to eliminate all risks before hair transplantation. Diabetic patients need a detailed evaluation and doctor’s permission before hair transplantation according to their health status.
Hair transplantation is not recommended, for patients with Type 1 diabetes who have high glucose levels.

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes can affect hair growth and make hair transplant surgery more complicated.

If a patient has type 1 diabetes and is considering a hair transplant, it is important for them to have their diabetes well-controlled before the surgery and to work closely with their medical team performing the hair transplant, to ensure the procedure is safe and successful. They need to be aware that type 1 diabetes might affect the healing process and they need to be more careful after the surgery to avoid infection. Type 1 diabetics cannot undergo hair transplant operations while their glucose levels are not under control. A hair transplant is considered a risk for people with Type 1 diabetes. However, people with Type 2 diabetes can have a safe hair transplant surgery once their sugar levels are under control.

For more information about diabetes and hair transplantation, you can contact our hair transplant clinic in Antalya.

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