Hypothyroidism and Hair Loss

Hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce an adequate amount of important hormones that the body needs to function properly. As a result, many patients experience hair loss in addition to other serious side effects. At True & Dorin Medical Group, we offer patients suffering from hypothyroidism and hair loss several options to restore their confidence and appearance. Drs. Robert True and Robert Dorin are compassionate leaders in hair restoration who can help find a solution that works for you. During a consultation at our practice serving Manhattan, NYC, and communities throughout greater NYC, they can assess your health, medical history, and personal goals in order to recommend an effective hair restoration approach.

Thyroid Hormones and Hair Growth

thyroid glandThe thyroid hormones regulate and maintain energy production and cellular metabolism. Any fluctuations in the available amount of thyroid hormones present in the body can have a host of adverse effects.

One of the side effects of inadequate thyroid hormone is hair loss. Hair follicles, like other cells in the body, depend on energy and metabolism to function properly. Additionally, hair growth requires properly metabolized protein and other nutrients. Without proper thyroid function, iron, zinc, and important vitamins needed for hair growth may be absent or inadequate.

At True & Dorin Medical Group, we have several treatment options that can provide beautiful, natural-looking results.

A common sign of an underactive thyroid is thinning eyebrows, especially around the outer edges. If you have noticed this, it is important to see a medical professional immediately to have your hormone levels tested.

Thyroid Medications and Hair Loss

Unfortunately, some of the medications that are commonly prescribed for thyroid disorders can also contribute directly or indirectly to hair loss. Most treatments are for hormone therapy, which alter the levels of hormones in the body. For the same reasons that hypothyroidism can cause hair loss, certain medications can also have the same effect.

Hair Restoration Options

For some patients, hair may grow back on its own without treatment. However, for many hypothyroidism patients, the hair loss is permanent and will require a medical intervention if they wish to restore their hair. At True & Dorin Medical Group, we have several treatment options that can provide beautiful, natural-looking results. Both follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) can help patients regrow hair and regain a sense of self-confidence.

Many patients who experience the common symptom of thinning eyebrows can also benefit from micropigmentation treatment. This procedure involves placing what is essentially a cosmetic medical tattoo in the second layer of skin to produce the appearance of natural hair. Our doctors can determine if you would be a good candidate for micropigmentation and refer you to a skilled and artistic specialist. We also offer several other surgical and nonsurgical solutions depending on your needs.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have experienced hair loss as a result of hypothyroidism or any other medical conditions, please contact our practice online or call (866) 629-0866 to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled hair restoration specialists. Our team has helped many patients restore their hairlines with beautiful, long-lasting results.