Medical reasons to get a hair transplant

POSTED: 13 July 2017

If you’re suffering from hair loss, it can be an uphill battle trying to determine the root cause. For some people, a combination of factors can contribute to hair loss, whereas for others it’s one main cause or condition.

Losing your hair can be a traumatic experience and can negatively impact self-confidence in both men and women. However, advances in hair transplantation can now offer lasting solutions for those experiencing hair loss and give sufferers their confidence back.

In this article we explain 5 medical reasons you may need to visit a hair loss clinic such as The Crown Clinic, to assess your hair transplant options.


Scarring Alopecia

Scarring alopecia is a disorder that is usually triggered by another underlying condition. Permanent hair loss occurs due to the hair follicles being completely destroyed and replaced with scar tissue. In some instances, the hair loss is gradual, whereas in other cases hair loss can progress rapidly and is accompanied by severe itching and pain. However, if the underlying condition is stable or inactive, a hair transplant can be a successful and lasting way to restore the lost hair.



Male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness are the most common causes of hair loss. Inherited genes make some members of the population more susceptible to losing their hair. The condition usually begins with the hairline receding, or hair thinning around the crown and similar to scarring alopecia, hair loss is permanent.


Hair-Pulling Disorder

Also known as ‘Trichotillomania’, the hair-pulling disorder is a psychological condition where the sufferer feels compelled to pull their own hair out. This can result in bald patches on the head or complete loss of eyebrow and eyelash hairs.

As Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder, the condition is usually treated with psychotherapies such as CBT. However, if permanent hair loss has occurred, hair transplants are a viable option to help restore lost hair.



Hyperthyroidism arises due to an overactive thyroid gland. This condition is associated with symptoms such as weight loss, rashes and hair loss. Successful treatment of the underlying thyroid condition can aid hair growth, however, this is usually a slow process and not all of the hair may come back. If you’re looking for faster results, you may want to visit your local hair loss clinic to see if a hair transplant is an option for you.

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