Traction Surgery

Weaves and braids are neat, hassle-free hairstyles. However, when these attractive coifs are tied too tightly, they can do irreversible damage to your hair. Fortunately, the Medical Hair Restoration Clinic can replenish any balding patches you may develop via our traction surgery.

Effective Treatment for Traction Alopecia

Tight hairstyles place large amounts of pressure on your roots. So when this tension persists, it damages your sensitive dermal papillae and follicles. Depending on the severity of your balding, and how early it gets caught, our consultant may suggest a number of hair loss treatments.

For instance, the early stage may begin with minor breakage that could be resolved by loosening your hair. However, if you find patches falling out completely, you may have undergo cosmoses or transplant surgery.

Besides braids and weaves, the most common causes of this form of hair loss in men and women include:

  • Dreadlocks
  • Elastic-banded pony or pigtails
  • Compression helmets – worn by bicycle and motorbike riders
  • Snugly fitted sports headgear
  • Various chemical hair treatments, such as bleaches, dyes or artificial straighteners
  • The weight of long, thick tresses on strands with weak tensile strength

During traction procedures, we source donor hair from strong and healthy sites on your head to fill the gaps along the front or sides of your scalp. This allows your pate to regrow your very own tresses over time.

Hair Restoration for Trichotillomania Sufferers

Traction surgery grafts are also suitable for treating cases of trichotillomania. This condition arises when someone voluntarily plucks, pulls out, or unconsciously twists their hair. However, counselling sessions have to be arranged in combination with our procedure to address the habit.

Medical Solutions You Can Rely On

If you’re showing signs of traction alopecia, we urge you to contact the scalp-care specialists at the Medhair as soon as possible. Our highly trained team of experienced surgeons and transplant assistants are exclusively dedicated to treating hair loss, and may be able to prevent your condition from worsening.

Arrange a consultation with us today.