Diabetes is a disease in which the body metabolism is not able to balance the blood sugar level. Diabetes may cause several symptoms in the body. Especially, untreated diabetes may cause high blood sugar levels in the body. Diabetes also causes high emotional and physical stress which may lead to hormonal irregularities in the body.
Diabetes may affect hair growth in the body in a negative way. There is a strong connection between hair transplant and diabetes because this disease also causes alopecia areata.
Can Diabetes Patients Get Hair Transplantation?
In order to give the best answers to this question, we should first understand this disease and the basics of a typical hair transplantation procedure. If a balding hair is predisposed to fall out, or a strong heredity factor leads to hair loss all the time, sorry to say that but there’s nothing to be done about this situation.
We said that diabetes may cause alopecia areata. This hair loss disease does not involve in a place that a complete thinning is seen. It occurs on the scalp area where the hair is healthy and has a good deal of density. In most cases, this type of hair loss is temporary and the hair expected to grow back within 1-2 years.
Typical hair transplantation is aimed to provide a new hair which is not destined to fall out. For example, hair transplantation is not suggested to those who receive treatments in which strong chemicals are used, typically chemotherapy.
In summary, If the person’s diabetes can be taken under control and he/she is not diagnosed with an irreversible hair loss disease, a possible hair transplantation surgery will probably result in success.
But most of the clinics, surgeons ask for diabetes patients’ permission to carry out hair transplantation procedures. There is always a risk for hair transplantation to fail even if the patient has the best health condition. Every candidate knows and takes this risk, but for a hard-to-control disease like diabetes, the risk typically increases.