traction alopecia


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traction alopecia

[‚trak·shən ‚al·ə′pē·shə]
(medicine)
Hair loss that is the result of prolonged, tightly pulled hairstyles.
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When a patient presents with hair loss, things to consider in a differential diagnosis include chemical hair treatments, hairstyles that can cause traction alopecia, and behaviors such as compulsive hair pulling.
Traction alopecia is a form of alopecia caused by excessive tension on the hair.
She said that she would also like to see a direct-to-consumer advertising campaign geared to the black community emphasizing that traction alopecia is preventable.
Traction alopecia affects thousands of Black women each year.
Hairstyles that can lead to traction alopecia include locks, twists, weaves, very tight ponytails, and particularly braids, including those with extensions, she said.
That traction is far too much, she cautioned, and that will lead to traction alopecia.
PRP has also proven to be effective in women in treating some cases of hair loss caused by traction alopecia.
Traction alopecia caused by stress on the hair due to pulling, for example hair extensions, weaves or severe hairstyles.
This is not the first time Campbell has sparked concern with her thinning hair, with experts saying she is suffering from traction alopecia - hair loss caused by the use of extensions, the Daily Mail reported.
Danger areas Traction alopecia tends to happen at the front of the head and around the temples, where the hair is weakest.
Unusual hair care practices can cause traction alopecia.
Repeated use of extensions may cause traction alopecia, a condition where hair falls out due to excessive tension on the hair shaft.