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About Traction Alopecia


The Hairmedic traction alopecia clinics'are located in ten cities throughout the UK so whether you are suffering from alopecia areata, traction alopecia or sciatrical alopecia professional advice will be near by.

Traction Alopecia is usually due to excessive pulling or tension on hair shafts as a result of certain hair styles. It is seen more often in women, particularly those of East Indian and Afro-Caribbean origin. Hair loss depends on the way the hair is being pulled. Prolonged traction Alopecia can stop new hair follicles developing and lead to permanent hair loss.


Lifestyle and hair styles have to be taken into account, the wrong type of chemical on the hair or the wrong style can damage the shaft of the hair, resulting in breakage from the scalp to the ends of the hair.

A simple ocular examination and case history is enough to find out what has happened, the damaged hair can be superficially treated with cosmetic products to make it look and feel better but the damage will still be there until it is cut or grows out.

An examination is usually required to ensure that no scarring has taken place.

We understand that hair and scalp disorders can be traumatic and can have a severe affect on a person’s well-being, which in turn affects the patient’s health in general, after all hair is well documented as the barometer of health. Our traction alopecia clinics provide a service encompassing both the medical and cosmetic issues relating to scalp and hair health. Each clinic is dedicated to providing expert advice and treatment for all types of hair loss and scalp problems, to cosmetic damage. Call now on 0330 660 0648 to book your appointment.

Trichology (from Greek τριχός or Trikhos, "hair") is the branch of science that deals with diseases, disorders and the function of the hair and scalp.

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