Hair transplant for diabetics despite the widespread of hair transplant in the world and the advanced techniques used in this area, some people with diabetes are still afraid of this procedure, so today we present this article about people with diabetes and their chances of undergoing hair transplant, we hope that this article is sufficient to answer all diabetics’ questions.
The most important question for people with diabetes is whether they can undergo hair transplant or not?
To answer this question, proceeding from our eagerness to make as many people around the world as possible get the natural hair form by having hair transplant procedures we decided to reassure everyone:
Yes, nowadays, it is possible to perform hair transplant to people with diabetes, but they must take important measures before undergoing hair transplant, these measures are different from the ones taken in a normal healthy person case, before starting to talk about these measures we must first explain diabetes types, considering that people who have diabetes in their family history but not suffering from diabetes personally can undergo hair transplant procedure without any fear or concern at all.
Patients who do not take insulin
They are divided into two categories:
People whose blood sugar level is within the normal limits
Or those who control their blood sugar by following a certain diet, these patients can also have a hair transplant.
Patients who take oral medications or pills to maintain their blood sugar level within reasonable limits also can have a hair transplant.
Patients who take insulin
Are divided into two types:
Patients who use insulin with oral medications to maintain sugar level within normal rates, while people whose blood sugar level is not within normal limits after taking both insulin and the medications, they cannot have a hair transplant at all and should be aware of how grave the situation is.
Now we have explained diabetes types and their differences, we will explain what are the measures that should diabetes take before hair transplant, which are different than the ones taken by healthy patients.
The diabetic should undergo special hormone test determined by the hair transplant specialized physician. These tests are very important and should be considered during hair transplant procedure, the blood sugar must be before, during and after the operation within normal limits, whether using FUT technique or FUE technique, blood sugar should be balanced in the day before transplant to 20 days after transplant.
The stages of hair transplant for diabetics
Hair transplant procedure for people with diabetes is exhausting due to the fear of the procedure and the local anaesthesia, taking the necessary measures is important, a hair transplant procedure for diabetics lasts the same duration as a transplant for a normal person, it is worth mentioning that hair transplant procedure for diabetics causes an increase in the hormones secretion that cause blood sugar increase and at the same time causes a decrease in insulin secretion, which increases the body’s demand for insulin during the procedure, so it is preferable to control sugar level during the procedure constantly, to make the necessary intervene in case of a sudden decrease or increase in the normal level, it is preferable also for the patient to bring his medication with him to use it when needed.
These side effects occur in FUT hair transplant method (the strip), more than in FUE hair transplant (the extraction) method This is because the time required to perform the operation is less, the medical team must be highly experienced to avoid any side effects that may occur as much as possible, in case it happened, the team must be able to treat it and to take the necessary precautions.
The most common symptoms of diabetes are hypoglycaemia, swelling in the forehead and around the eye. In this case, there is no need to worry because the swelling gradually disappears within six days after the procedure. In some cases, temporary loss of the implanted hair may occur, in some very rare other cases negative effects may occur in the transplanted area and cause a decrease in the density of the implanted hair in a large scale.
The disadvantages, as mentioned above, are the drop or increase of blood sugar in the body due to the patient’s fear and anxiety of this procedure, and sometimes bleeding may happen, but there is no need to worry if a patient follows the steps we mentioned earlier we guarantee him the excellent result.
People who have hair loss or baldness get a decent appearance and a lifelong 99% guarantee of not losing the implanted hair.
How to care and maintain the implanted hair after hair transplant for diabetics
In case of patients with diabetes the steps taken in the implanted hair care process are very similar to the ones that the normal patient take, but with some additional instructions for people with diabetes to get good results and stay away as far as possible from relapses, the most important of which is keeping blood sugar within the normal rates as much as possible, stay away from things that cause blood sugar increase, such as anxiety, stress and it is preferred to rest for a period of time ranging from 7 days to 25 days.
The person who has performed hair transplant should follow the doctor and the medical team instructions carefully to ensure the operation succeeds, the diabetic should be aware that he is the only responsible for any adverse effects that may occur after or during the transplant. The patient should communicate periodically with the hospital and send images that explain hair growth stages for at least six months and communicate with the medical team once a month until the final results
We will remind you of the most important instructions to follow after hair transplant for diabetics; after the operation directly, do not wash the scalp on your own, you must wait for two days after the transplant where the first wash is done in the hospital by the medical team to explain the washing method that will be followed in post-operation period, do not use hair dryers that may burn or cause damage to the newly implanted follicles
Do not dye your hair immediately after transplant, the patient has to wait 6 months for the transplanted area and one month for the rest of the areas to heal, because it has chemicals that damage the transplanted hair follicle.
Comb your hair in slightly without hair dryer.
Do not shave or use gel or razor on the implanted hair for at least 6 months.
It is preferable to have a cut using scissors instead of razor that may harm the donor area.
Decrease smoking as much as possible for one week after hair transplant procedure and it is better to quit it altogether.
If you want to go out in the sun Wear something to protect the newly implanted follicles, refrain from heavy exercise for a whole month.
Do not bend forward for long periods of time in the first seven days after transplant.
sleep only on the back with a slight bend of the head towards the back.
After hair transplant for diabetics
After the instructions are properly followed by the patient the implanted hair begins to grow on the day 12 after the transplantation and continue to grow and fall until the second month, after that it starts to grow again without falling, where 30% of the hair appears in the third month and 60% of it in the sixth month, the patient will get the final result in about 10 months.
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