Hair transplant surgery is often a part of a global regiment of self-improvement. As hair loss negatively affects self-image and confidence, many people with hair loss get hair transplants as a part of an overall self-improvement plan. This usually includes weight loss, exercise, and physical conditioning. When getting a hair transplant, as well as when trying to lose weight and/or build muscle, it’s important to maintain a proper diet that will both help your fitness goals and ensure the success of the hair restoration procedure. An article at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery discusses how to maintain a proper diet while undergoing hair transplantation surgery.
Well-balanced dietary regiments have to meet the body’s need for energy (calories), but also for vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and protein in order to carry out biochemical functions, maintains the immune system, and support tissue growth and repair. Every cell in the body needs these nutrients, including the hair follicles that produce hair and cycle through the growth phases.
A diet that is lacking in essential nutrients for a long time can cause a malfunction in cells, including the cells in the hair follicles. When the hair follicles malfunction, there could be an interruption of normal hair cycling, an inability of follicles to produce new hair, and temporary or permanent hair loss. Extreme, restrictive weight loss diets can cause dietary imbalances.
This is especially true when undergoing hair transplantation as a poor diet can cause telogen effluvium, a disorder in hair cycling. Because of the “surgical shock” of the operation, some transplanted hair can be lost if the patient’s diet is lacking. This is why it is important to have a healthy and balanced diet. Ultimately, this will help you both with your hair loss and with your overall health and fitness.
At Vinci Hair Clinic, we offer hair transplantation for men and women. Our experienced staff will help you with your needs and help you explore your options to combat hair loss.