The term alopecia refers to hair loss. Traction alopecia is hair loss that’s caused by repeatedly pulling on your hair. You can develop this condition if you often wear your hair in a tight ponytail, bun, or braids, especially if you use chemicals or heat on your hair.
Traction alopecia can be reversed if you stop pulling your hair back. But if you don’t intervene soon enough, the hair loss may be permanent.
Hair transplants are recommended in such situation. Most of the times we hear about hair transplants in men, as they are more prone to hair loss than women, however, there are also situations where women are good candidates for hair transplants for alopecia along the front line of the scalp. This type of alopecia is known as traction alopecia and can be successfully treated in our hair transplant clinic in Ludhiana.
When is hair transplant recommended for curing traction alopecia?
As mentioned above, traction alopecia is not considered a medical condition, which is why our hair transplant surgeons do not automatically recommend the hair transplant as a solution. Instead, they will first do a complete checkup of the scalp and recommend a daily routine of the hair and, in certain cases, medication and shampoos which can help hair regeneration.
Hair transplants in cases of traction alopecia are recommended in severe cases and only after other less invasive methods have been used.
If you need more information on traction alopecia and specific treatments for such condition, we recommend you get in touch with our hair transplant specialists.