Traction alopecia: Symptoms and prevention


Traction alopecia is a kind of hair loss that is triggered by the excessive pulling. It is mostly caused by adopting tight hairstyles such as ponytails, braids, and waives. Although it is a temporary hair loss condition, if left untreated for a longer period becomes permanent.

How does it occur?

Continuous stress on the hair follicles weakens them, which leads to the slower production of hair. In some cases, it may also cause redness, itching, and infections on the scalp, ultimately leading to hair loss.

Symptoms of Traction Alopecia

While occasionally wearing a tight hairstyle does not induce any problems, keeping it for the long-term leads to hair loss. Below mentioned are the symptoms of traction alopecia.

  • Receding hairline around the temple and nape
  • Due to excessive pulling, small pimples appear on the roots of hair
  • Infections, redness, and itching on the scalp
  • Patches of broken hair
  • In severe cases, scars and injuries on the scalp

Prevention and treatments

Since traction alopecia is triggered by excessive pulling, correcting your hairstyle may help you prevent further hair loss. Moreover, there are certain remedies that are useful in treating and preventing hair loss due to traction alopecia.

Hair growth products

There exist certain products that help you repair your damaged hair follicles such as Minoxidil and Rogaine. However, it should be kept in mind that these are only effective if you use them for a longer period. Apart from these, there exist some non-surgical and effective remedies that do not induce any side effect and promise completely natural results. These include Acell/PRP therapy and Mesotherapy.

Hair restoration surgery

In the extreme cases of traction alopecia, the hair follicles are completely pulled and cause irregular bald patches. To regrow hair on these patches, there is no option other than a hair transplant surgery.

If you are suffering from bald patches and have a good number of donor hair follicles, you can utilize healthy hair follicles and restore the bald patches effectively.

Acell/PRP therapy

Acell Matristem technology is a viable solution for repairing the damaged hair follicles. On the other hand, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) contains higher growth factors that are helpful in stimulating the hair growth. It is considered as the best Traction Alopecia Treatment in Dubai.

To treat the hair loss and hair thinning, a mixture of Acell and PRP is injected directly into the places from where the hair has been pulled out. Doing this will nourish the thinning places of the scalp with sufficient growth factors that results in better hair growth.

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If you are suffering from hair loss and hair thinning issues and looking for the best remedies, don’t lose hope as there are many. In order to select the best-suited treatment according to your specific hair loss condition, you need to have a meeting with the hair loss experts. In this session, your scalp will be examined for possible hair loss condition before advising you the best treatment option. You can book FREE consultation session with a hair loss expert at Hair Transplant Dubai clinic just by 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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