Telogen Effluvium

Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium is a common form of diffuse hair loss

This can happen when the body goes through a traumatic event such as severe infection, virus, major surgery, child birth or nutrient deficiency.

The shedding can begin 3 to 6 months after the stressful event. It is possible to lose handfuls of hair or just experience increased loss.

The hairs that were the anagen (growing) or catagen (transitional) can move into the telogen (resting) phase and then fall.

Most will recover from this but for some females this can persist for many years. It is important therefore to understand and identify the triggers.

For more information or to discuss Telogen 
Effluvium please contact Hair and Scalp Solutions Mackay

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Traction Alopecia

Traction Alopecia

What causes Traction alopecia?

This type of alopecia is caused by the gradual loss of hair which is primarily the result of pulling by force.

Chronic pulling or traction can result in the recession of the hairline.

This is mechanical in cause primarily due to wearing hair in very tight pony tails and braids. Hair extensions, braids or even sleeping in rollers can result in permanent loss in other areas.

It can take months and many years to become apparent that there is a problem.

This is irreversible.

 

For more information on Traction Alopecia or to discuss further please contact Hair and Scalp Solutions Mackay

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