Traction Alopesia Traction alopecia is a form of gradual hair loss (or alopecia ) caused primarily by repeated pulling force being applied to the hair or chronic traction which can be said as mechanical damage to hair resulting permanent hair loss. Traction alopecia appears in form of recession of the hairline which enlarges gradually. This condition appears commonly in people who frequently wear their hair in a particular direction, wear tight ponytail, pigtails or braids.

Treatment of Traction Alopecia by Hair Transplant:

. Hair transplant is highly recommended for the treatment of traction alopecia. In hair transplant the technique of permanently moving of hair from one part of the scalp – the ‘donor site’ – to the bald or balding part of the scalp – the ‘recipient site’ is used. The hair growth after the hair transplant is natural and provides endearing look. In this treatment the first 7 days are the most critical. One is supposed to be very careful while going outside and required to adjust his sleeping position. It took 5 to 6 months for hair to grow at bald area restoring the previous look to the person.

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Cases of Traction Alopecia in Sikh Men:

Sikh people who follow five terms (five religious disciplines) keep uncut hair at head and beard (one of the term). As the time passes the length of hair of head as well as beard becomes long and requires tying. With head hair is tight under the turban and beard is ponytailed, twisted and tightly tied knot beneath of chin. Due to tight wearing of turban for long period’s traction alopecia transpire.

Treatment of traction alopecia in Sikh:

Sikh men who wear turban are vulnerable to traction alopecia due to tightly tying the turban containing hair locks for a considerable time. Traction Alopecia in Sikh patients can be also treated as it is treated in other men using technique of hair transplant. Those Sikhs who are moderate in following terms of Sikhism can choose hair transplant to treat it, but those who practice Sikhism very strictly hair transplant is not a solution for them. As in the procedure cutting of hair required, this is prohibited in religious laws of Sikhism. Therefore hair transplant is not an option for them. Such people are advised to tied their hair loosely so that the damage roots get chance to recover naturally as much as they can. Patients can be treated with topical steroids which may be helpful to them in treating such condition. If you are looking for such treatment then you can contact us at our Ludhiana centre in Punjab

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Common Causes in Men:

People worn hair weaves either to cover hair loss, or for cosmetic reasons to enhance their looks. Hair weaves are one of the main causes of traction alopecia. For supporting the hair weaves on scalp a braid is created on head below the receding hair line, to which an extended-wear hairpiece, or wig, is attached. At the place of braid hair loss occurs, resulting in traction alopecia. Keeping same hair style for a longer period of time also causes it.

Common Causes in Women:

Certain hair styles or braiding patterns that pull the hairline forcefully towards the vertex of the scalp, (as some wear their hair tightly pulled back) causes scarring and hair loss. Cultural obligations also results in gradual hair loss like in case female ballerinas where the hair is voluntarily not cut in religious obeisance, causes progressively increasing weight of the hair itself and traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is mechanical in cause, rather than androgenic, and treatment is typically not pharmaceutical.