Is Hair Transplant Performed for Skin Patients?

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The answer to the question “Is hair transplant performed for skin patients” is an issue that is frequently researched and wondered by people who experience hair loss due to skin diseases. Hair loss is a dermatological disease that occurs under the influence of many internal and external factors, especially genetic predisposition, and is seen in both men and women and sometimes in children. One of these factors that cause weakening and loss of hair pigments is some skin diseases. The scalp has a strong structure in normal routine. However, some skin diseases affect the scalp as well as every part of the body and cause some symptoms such as wounds, itching, inflammation, scaling. Hair follicles are affected by these symptoms and weaken over time and hair loss begins. There is more hair loss compared to 50-100 hair strands that are normally shed. The most common skin diseases affecting the scalp are dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrhoea, scleroderma, ringworm and lichen planus. Symptoms vary according to the stage they are in. One does not trigger the other. There is no connection between them. The common point of these skin diseases is that they damage the scalp and affect the hair follicles, causing hair loss above normal. Many people suffering from hair loss caused by these diseases resort to certain treatment methods to regain their hair loss.
Not every treatment method can be applied in hair loss caused by skin disease. Even if it is applied, it does not give positive results Hair transplant comes 1st in the treatment methods researched. Because hair transplantation treatment is the treatment method that has given the most permanent and definitive solution against hair loss to date. Here, what the disease is and what stage it is in comes into play. Accordingly, skin diseases that can and cannot be hair transplanted;


The immune system and skin cells are shown as the source of psoriasis. It can also occur due to genetics and stress. It is a chronic disease. It repeats itself at certain intervals. Symptoms; The formation of sticky plaques in the affected areas, itching and raised, thick and dry scales. Psoriasis patients can undergo hair transplant treatment depending on the stage of the disease. Hair transplantation cannot be performed if the lesions (wounds) have not healed. After completing the healing process, transplant can be performed with the approval of the dermatologist and hair transplant specialist.

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis skin disease is a disease caused by excessive oiliness of the scalp. Due to the secretion produced by the sebaceous glands working excessively, the scalp becomes excessively oily and starts to become inflamed and shed. Sometimes the cause may be hormonal changes. It is a disorder that is more common in men as gender. Symptoms; redness, dandruff, oily hair and lesions on the scalp. Hair transplant treatment is not applied to people with acute seborrhoeic dermatitis. In order to be able to receive hair transplantation treatment, the existing skin disease must first be terminated. Afterwards, they can have hair transplant with the approval of a dermatologist.

Hair Fungus

Hair fungus skin disease is a disease usually seen in children aged 3-8 years. It is rarely seen in adults. Although it is a kind of skin infection, it is mostly transmitted from farm animals. It can end spontaneously with low probabilities. It is a contagious disease through contact. Symptoms; blood in the urine, dandruff in the hair, inflammation, regional hair loss. It is not suitable for people with hair fungus to have hair transplant. Because the treatment of hair fungus is a long, challenging disease that needs to be kept under constant follow-up. For this reason, people who experience hair loss due to hair fungus skin disease should first complete their treatment. Afterwards, if there is no discomfort related to the fungus, they can have a hair transplant with peace of mind.

Lichen Planus

Lichen planus skin disease is a type of parasite. Just like psoriasis, psoriasis is another common disease of the scalp. It is usually seen in people between the ages of 35-60. It is one of the inflammatory skin diseases. In other words, it may be caused by a reaction of the immune system against diseases or capillaries. It can also be caused by hepatitis C, stress, hypertension and genetic factors. Symptoms; irritation, inflammation, hair loss and lesions on the skin and scalp. The amount of lesions that occur due to this disease may vary from person to person. People with Lichen Planus skin disease cannot undergo hair transplant while the symptoms of the disease persist. Because the lesions in the donor and recipient area, i.e. wounds, negatively affect the hair transplant operation. They should wait for the end of the two-year treatment of the disease.


Vitiligo is a type of skin disease seen in 1% of people around the world. It occurs as a result of the cessation of the production of melanocytes and melanin, which are pigment-producing cells. There is no scientific finding yet on why these cells die. Although there are some opinions that attribute the cause of the disease to chemicals or stress to which the body is exposed, there is no certainty here either. It shows symptoms with white spots that appear in different ways on the body. Vitiligo generally affects people between the ages of 10-30. It is a disease that mostly affects women. It is a treatable disease. There are opinions that hair transplant will be performed on people with this skin disease and even skin colour will be equalised when hair transplantation is performed on the areas affected by vitiligo. These opinions are often not reflecting the truth. Hair transplant operation for vitiligo skin patients is risky even if it is performed with the approval of a specialist dermatologist.

Ringworm (Alopecia Areta)

Ringworm disease, commonly known as ringworm, is an autoimmune disease. To explain, the body does not recognise its own tissues and cells and the immune system creates a defence mechanism against its own cells. It can be caused by genetic factors, as well as diseases such as lupus, eczema, psoriasis due to ringworm. It shows symptoms as small round bald spots on the scalp. Hair loss occurs not only on the scalp but also on the moustache, beard and eyebrow areas. It is a skin disease seen in approximately 2% of the world population. It is more likely to be seen in men than women. It occurs at an average age of 40. In ringworm disease, the problematic area is not the shedding area but the hair follicles. For this reason, hair transplant treatment can be applied to ringworm patients by a hair transplant specialist with the approval of a dermatologist. When non-problematic hair follicles are transplanted to the areas with hair loss, they will grow there.


Since most of skin diseases affect the skin directly, it is inevitable that they also affect the scalp. Hair transplant for acute skin patients is not approved by experts. Even if a hair transplant is performed, it results in failure. People who experience hair loss due to this condition can have hair transplantation after the treatment processes are over when the symptoms of the current disease end. But again, it is useful to go through dermatologist approval.
As Hair Center of Turkey; Together with our expert dermatologist, anaesthesia doctor and expert hair transplant teams, we have successfully and permanently concluded the operations of more than 8 thousand patients, including patients with different skin diseases. If you want to learn more about the subject, you can contact our Hair Center of Turkey team.

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Is hair transplantation a risky procedure?2023-02-09T16:29:34+03:00

If it is done by experts in the field of hair transplantation and in an appropriate clinical environment, it contains minimum risk.

Is there any preventive conditions for hair transplantation?2023-02-09T16:29:52+03:00

Some health cases can prevent the process of hair transplantation. The patient’s past health and used medications should be told as complete to the doctor. In such cases, different treatments may be considered.

Will it be obvious that I had a hair transplant?2023-03-29T16:30:22+03:00

If your transplantation is done as fit on the procedure and a specialist at hair transplantation, the result will extremely be natural.

How Should I Sleep after the hair transplantation?2023-02-09T16:30:21+03:00

You should not lay down on the transplanted area the first week after the transplantation.

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