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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Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis

Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis

These types of alopecia are both more extreme versions of alopecia areata.

Alopecia Totalis

Totalis is the total loss of hair on the head including the brows and eye lashes.

Alopecia Universalis

Universalis is the total loss of all hair throughout the whole body.

The nails are affected by both and become brittle and often distorted. Neither leave scarring and the follicles remain alive but empty in both conditions.

The follicles lie dormant and may regrow hair at any time or not at all.

 

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

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