Many women love to wear tight hairstyles but it’s secretly harming their hair.
Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that results from excessively tight hairstyles. Pulling too tightly on hair fibers for extended periods of time can result in this hair loss condition. The hairs along the hairline and the temples are often the most affected.
Certain hairstyles cause traction alopecia including:
- tight ponytails
- tight buns
- hair bands
Using hair relaxers can also damage the scalp and cause traction alopecia. Excessive use of flat iron or hair dryer also increases the chances of the condition.
Most patients affected with traction alopecia are middle-aged, but it also happens to many younger women. If you’ve been wearing any of these hairstyles, time to give your hair some slack.
What are the Symptoms of Traction Alopecia?
Traction alopecia starts as pimple-like bumps on your scalp. Over time, you’ll start to notice missing and broken hairs that usually get worse with the consistent tension. Eventually, the hair follicles in areas that have been constantly pulled will become so damaged that they can’t procedure new hair.
Aside from thinning hair in the hairline and temples, traction alopecia may cause:
- redness of the scalp
- soreness or stinging of your scalp
If you’re experiencing hair loss due to traction alopecia, you should stop wearing tight hairstyles immediately to prevent further hair loss and consult your hair restoration surgeon at Cooley Hair Center North Carolina.
FUE Hair Transplant for Traction Alopecia
Fortunately, traction alopecia can be reversed with FUE hair transplantation. While you may not think of getting an FUE hair transplant, FUE is actually one of the most effective procedures to treat hair loss and restore a fuller head.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair transplant procedure that involves collecting healthy follicular grafts from donor sites (usually the back or the sides of the head) and transplanting them to recipient sites.
Dr. Cooley uses a specialized punch device to harvest hair follicles, including their underlying root system, ensuring that they survive the transplantation process. Once a sufficient amount of grafts has been harvested, Dr. Cooley begins transplanting them one by one into the recipient areas of the scalp.
With his exceptional surgical skills, Dr. Cooley carefully places them in patterns that mimic and replicate the natural growth of the hair in the surrounding area. There is no significant scarring produced in FUE so it’s the perfect procedure if you’re looking for a hair transplant that’s minimally invasive.
We Have Results to Show!
Dr. Cooley has made hundreds of clients happy with their hair transplant procedures in North Carolina. If you’re looking for a hair transplant surgeon who understands what it means to suffer from hair loss. Dr. Cooley is the one.
Cooley Hair Center offers FUE and FUT hair transplants, hair loss medications, and PRP therapy for hair loss. We serve hair loss patients in North Carolina including Charlotte, Lancaster, Mint Hills, Matthews, Monroe, Gastonia, and more.