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Traction Alopecia

CAUSES OF TRACTION ALOPECIA

Traction alopecia is caused by hairstyles which pull on the hair like tight ponytails, braids, cornrows and hair weaves.

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SYMPTOMS OF TRACTION ALOPECIA

Traction alopecia symptoms include gradual and painless hair loss with bald spots usually along the hairline and above the ears.

 

TREATMENT FOR TRACTION ALOPECIA

The treatment for traction alopecia treatment involves:

1. Avoiding high tension hairstyles

2. Applying minoxidil 2%

3. Hair transplants in severe cases

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