Tue 16 Dec 2014
After wearing my hair in tight braids for years, I now suffer from traction alopecia. I’m wondering, can this be repaired with hair transplant surgery?
Traction alopecia is defined as a focal (concentrated in one location and non-patterned), non-scarring type of alopecia. It’s generally caused by a prolonged period of pulling – “traction” – on hair follicles. It’s most commonly seen in individuals who wear their hair in tight braids for long periods of time, or individuals who wrap their hair in tight dressings for cultural or religion regions. These situations both put excessive strain on the follicles and cause hair loss over time.
Fortunately, traction alopecia can be repaired with hair transplant surgery. In fact, it usually responds very well to hair transplantation. Interested in what can be achieved with hair transplantation in patients with traction alopecia? If so, please review this excellent case presented by recommended hair transplant surgeon Dr. Tejinder Bhatti: 2,453 Grafts for a Traction Alopecia patient.
Those interested in a similar repair may benefit from reviewing our recommended hair transplant surgeons and considering a consultation.
Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”
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