Traumatic Alopecia in women: Can it be treated?


Traumatic alopecia occurs whenever the hair is held under consistent pressure or in the case of injury to the scalp.

Traumatic Alopecia can also occur in result of the efforts for straightening the naturally twisted or curled hair through different medications and tools. Moreover, physical stress, use of overheating tools, vigorous combing, and chemical bleaching can further irritate the scalp to advance the hair loss condition.

Traumatic Alopecia, hair loss occurs at the spots of the scalp where a trauma or pressure has been applied. Since it is not an underlying medical condition and is completed under the control of a sufferer, it can be discontinued by avoiding the harsh styling activities that are causing the scalp injuries. But the lost hair can be restored by undergoing a hair restoration treatment.

Unlike the hair loss caused by some underlying medical conditions such as female pattern hair loss, the hair loss caused by a trauma can is easy to identify. But it still needs a great deal of expertise to properly treat the condition.

Scars due to injuries

Whenever the skin gets damaged due to an injury or trauma, the natural healing process of the body starts by itself which produces fibers and collagen to cover the wounds and scars caused by the injury. These scars are easily visible and the skin does not look same as before. Although the scars vanish by themselves after some time in the case the damage was deep enough that it had also damaged the hair follicles underneath the skin, it causes permanent hair loss at the area of injury. Using female hair transplant in Dubai, we can transplant small samples of healthy hair follicles from potential donor areas to fill up the bald spot occurred in response to the trauma or injury.

Scarring from tight hairstyles

While injury or trauma can cause severe damage to hair follicles, a similar damage can also be induced by the prolonged pressure exerted by the tight hairstyles. This traumatic hair loss can easily be avoided by simply changing hairstyles when the initial symptoms appear. In the case, the condition advances, it can be sorted out with the help of either a surgical or no-surgical hair restoration treatment. Hair restoration therapies in Abu dhabi such as Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Mesotherapy, and low-level laser light therapy help in the healing process and also encourage future hair growth. However, the bald patch can be covered by having a hair transplantation procedure.

If you are suffering from hair loss due to trauma or injury and seeking for the remedies to regrow it, then the first step is to consult a specialist nearby you. A specialist would be able to understand the exact triggers for your hair loss condition and advise you the suitable options to cure that. You can avail a free consultation at Hair Transplant Dubai clinic by just filling in the form below.


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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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