Traction Surgery

Are tightly tied weaves, braids and ponytails damaging your hair? We can repair any bald patches using traction surgery, effortlessly restoring your natural hairline.
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

Effective treatment for Traction Alopecia

Persistent tension or pressure on your roots due to, for example, tight hairstyles, damages your sensitive dermal papillae and follicles. Depending on the severity of your balding, and how early it gets caught, we may suggest one of 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 to
undergo cosmoses or transplant surgery.

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 scalp 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.


Speak to our Surgeons today about Traction Alopecia Surgery. In-practice consults also available.