Traction Alopecia – Hair Loss Caused By Wearing Helmet


Date :11-Nov-2016

In India it’s mandatory to wear helmet across most states for people who ride two-wheelers. While this rule has helped by increasing safety, it has also led to an embarrassing situation called traction alopecia or hair loss.

What is traction alopecia? And how to take care.

Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss which is primarily caused due to excessive force being applied to the hair. When you wear a helmet for a long period of time, there is consistent pressure on the head causing a lack of blood flow. Both of these can lead to excessive hair loss and eventually cause traction alopecia.

Is there a permanent cure for traction alopecia?

Traction alopecia does have a permanent cure in the form of Hair transplantation treatment. Hair transplant is a procedure where a hair transplant surgeon attempts to restore hair in the balding areas. In this process, hair follicles are extracted from a donor patch with healthy hair growth and transplanted to the desired areas.

Choose the right hair transplantation treatment for you

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a hair transplantation treatment in which small strips of hair are extracted from donor areas and transplanted to balding areas. This procedure is comparatively more painful to the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) treatment. With FUT hair transplants, the probability is high that a person will suffer from linear scarring which may not heal after the procedure.

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE, is a hair transplantation method in which each hair follicles is individually removed and transplanted to other areas on the scalp where baldness exists. This procedure is done under the supervision of experts and the scars left after the treatment, heal naturally.

Why choose FUT treatment over FUE or vice versa?

FUT treatment has proved to be more feasible for people with larger areas of baldness who do not mind scars that heal over a longer time frame. The FUE treatment on the other hand is suitable for people suffering from smaller areas of baldness. There is less scarring and very few side effects that occur because of this treatment. However, this treatment is more time consuming and may require two or even three sittings.

Why choose Cosmetic Studio for the best hair transplantation treatment in Bengaluru?

Cosmetic Studio is the brainchild of Dr. Vivekananda Bhatt, a pioneer in the hair transplantation industry, with experience of over 8 years. He is one of the most experienced doctors practicing at Fortis Hospitals. Dr. Bhatt has been able to provide flawless treatment to several people suffering from baldness. Dr. Bhatt with his experience and industry knowledge has been able to find a permanent cure to baldness.

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Authored By Dr Vivekananda Bhat -cosmetic surgeon, Bangalore

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