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Traction Alopecia Case Study – Hair Loss At Edges

This 37 year old female had been wearing tight braids and ponytails for years which resulted in broken hairs and eventually permanent hair loss at the edges of her hairline. This type of physical trauma hair loss is known as traction alopecia.  Dr. McGrath performed a FUT strip harvest and transplanted 1,685 grafts in one…

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Treating Traction Alopecia: Your Hair Needs a Break, Too

While there are several types of alopecia, traction alopecia is the most prevalent in African American women. Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by the constant pulling or tension on the hair follicles, common with braiding, tightly coiled twists, extensions, weaves and other tight hair styles. While hair loss is reversible, it must be caught and treated early to avoid permanent hair loss.

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