Surgical Correction for Traction Alopecia in Women


Alopecia refers to hair loss, hair thinning and baldness. Traction Alopecia is a kind of hair loss condition that occurs in result to a trauma or excessive pulling of the hair. The repeated pulling plucks out the hair follicles which result into bald patches on the scalp.

Traction Alopecia can either be developed by wearing tight hairstyles for a longer period or from a trauma due to a surgery.

Since it is not a medical condition, the hair fall stops when you stop putting stress on your hair. However, to restore the lost hair and cover up the bald patches on your scalp, you would need to undergo a proper surgical hair restoration procedure.

Such a kind of hair loss is more common in women, as they are more concerned about styling their hair. Most of the women suffer from receding hairline and bald patches on the frontal side of the scalp in response to the tight styles such braids, weaves and ponytails, women hair transplant in Dubai is designed to deal such hair loss conditions in women.

Symptoms of Traction Alopecia

Early signs of traction Alopecia appear as tiny bumps on the scalp that look like pimples. As the pulling continues, the hairs come out of the follicles and cause thinning at the stressed places of the scalp.

In response to most common tight hairstyles, the hair loss occurs at the front and sides of the scalp. Moreover, the pulling can also occur in other places but that is minimal.

The most significant symptoms of traction alopecia include

  • Pimples like tiny bumps
  • Redness on the affected areas of the scalp
  • Itching
  • Inflammation of hair follicles

The symptoms of traction Alopecia are different from other types of Alopecia. Some of the other types of Alopecia are chronic medical conditions that cause permanent hair loss. However, hair loss due to traction Alopecia is not a medical illness and the condition is reversed once you stop pulling out your hair.

Treating Traction Alopecia

Although there exist plenty of ways to reverse the traction alopecia condition and regrow the lost hair, the most effective way to do that is by surgical means. A surgical procedure makes use of the healthy hair follicles present on your head and places them at the affected areas to fill up the bald patches there.

The donor hair follicles are extracted from the areas of the scalp that are resistant to baldness. Hence, after the transplantation procedure, the follicles never fall-out making the outcomes permanent.

In the case you are suffering from mild hair thinning due to the traction alopecia, then, in this case, the trichologist may recommend you some non-surgical hair loss therapies.

A platelet Rich plasma therapy nourishes the scalp with higher growth factors which boost up the collagen and elastin production in the scalp, resulting in higher hair growth.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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