Traction Hair Loss And African American Hair Restoration in West Palm Beach

Traction Alopecia and African American Hair Restoration

Traction Alopecia in African American Female patients is becoming an epidemic because of damaging hairstyling habits including wigs, weaves, braids, locs, hair extensions or other attached hair options that are secured to or styling regimens that constantly pull on the hair. Traction alopecia often leads to embarrassment and the continuation of poor styling choices to cover and camouflage the damaged areas of hair loss. The good news is that treatments are available to protect the hair and restore hair growth in the vast majority of cases.

Traction and Other Types of Alopecia Specific to African American Population

What is Traction Alopecia?

Excessive and continuous traction or tension on the hair fibers inevitably put traction or tension on the hair follicles which are the organs responsible for hair growth under the skin. Over time, this continuous pulling on the hair and hair follicle causes the hair fiber to release prematurely again and again, and this damages the hair follicle causing the follicle to produce a weaker and weaker, shorter and shorter hair over time until hair production ceases completely. The onset of traction alopecia can happen at any age and progress quickly.

Is Traction Alopecia Temporary or Permanent?

If the behavior or habits causing the Traction Alopecia are ceased early enough, normal hair growth may resume. However, sadly, most patients seeking treatment have done significant damage to the follicles, which prevent healthy hair growth without medical treatments.

The good news is that in many cases the follicles can be rejuvenated using non-invasive medical treatments, like PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma, if the follicles have not been permanently damaged or scarred from the Traction Alopecia condition. Once a follicle is completely damaged, good quality hair growth is impossible and hair transplantation is recommended. Hair Vista may be able to restore a more advanced hair thinning due to traction alopecia using a special proprietary Exosomes+PRP protocol.

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia in African American Women (CCCA)

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is a chronic and progressive type of scarring alopecia that results in permanent hair loss. CCCA most commonly starts in the center of the scalp and, without treatment, expands over time causing an area of baldness. It is most commonly seen in middle-aged women of African descent.

Am I the Right Candidate?

In many cases, PRP Platelet Rich Plasma is an excellent non-chemical, non-drug, non-surgical option for hair regrowth. A complete evaluation our Hair Restoration Physician is needed in order to confirm the diagnosis (there are many causes of hair loss), determine if the follicles are ‘dead and gone’ or beyond repair, as well as develop and long-term plan of action which reduces or eliminates self-inflicted hairstyling damage to the hair follicles. Not all PRP is created equal. The Hair Vista’s PRP protocol has been researched, refined and tested with great results.

Hair Vista’s Comprehensive Hair Growth Program for African American Patients

Hair Vista has developed a comprehensive hair growth program for African American hair loss patients that uses state of the art hair restoration system for optimal results. This program has helped male and female African American patients have healthier, thicker hair while warding off hair loss. Request your consultation today at Hair Vista to determine the best course of hair regrowth treatment. Call us at (561) 220-0463 during our business hours to schedule your appointment or fill out the form below anytime!

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