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Diabetes and Hair Loss

If you have diabetes, your body does not correctly produce insulin or use it effectively, resulting in a number of side effects. Because your body cannot correctly regulate insulin, sugar builds up in your bloodstream, which interrupts the function of several of the body’s systems – including the process linked to growing and keeping your hair.

Hair growth is mostly governed by blood flow. The less oxygen flowing to your scalp, the less hair you will grow and the more likely your existing hair will fall out. When too much or too little insulin is in your body, your blood vessels may be damaged, causing less blood to flow to your scalp. This is why it is common for people with diabetes to have hair loss problems.

There are many short-term solutions doctors might suggest if you find yourself struggling with this unfortunate side effect. More often than not, a dermatologist will prescribe Rogaine or Propecia; however, this can trigger other problems and requires daily application. Your endocrinologist may instruct you to take biotin supplements, but these have a low to moderate success rate. If you are suffering from hair loss because of your diabetes, you may feel like you have no other option but to wear a wig or cap, or simply be dissatisfied with your appearance.

Diabetes is not currently curable, but Hairline Ink has found a permanent solution to your hair loss needs. There’s no reason to continue taking pills or other alternatives when you can simply begin the scalp micropigmentation process. Similar to getting a more permanent, more complicated tattoo, scalp micropigmentation can help you get the look of a full head of hair in just two to three sessions. And unlike tattoos that require regular touching up, most people who undergo our treatment don’t need to revisit us for years afterward.

At Hairline Ink, we understand that you have other medical concerns that should take priority over your hair. We are here to help in any way that we can so that you can focus on your treatment. Call us at (585) 250-0835 to talk with an associate today.

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