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Treating Traction Alopecia with Hair Transplantation

7/13/2010 2:23:20 AM


I have a close friend who has suffered from hair loss on the front part of his head due to his profession as a breakdancer. He has been spinning on his head which has caused friction over time and hair loss. This is something he has great concern about and, as he is now a teacher in different forms of dance, really would like to do something about. I would be grateful if you could advise me on treatment options and costs.


What your friend is experiencing is known as traction alopecia. While most often associated with women, traction alopecia can affect anyone whose hair is routinely pulled or when friction is applied repeatedly. In some cases the hair will return once the offending action is ceased. In other cases, surgical hair restoration is the only remedy.

The Hair Transplant Network is a hair restoration forum and social network dedicated to helping balding men and women to make informed decisions regarding hair loss treatment options. We are not a hair restoration clinic and cannot quote prices but, in the United States, the typical cost of hair restoration surgery can range between $4,000 and $15,000.

As a first step, your friend should refer to our interactive map to locate recommended hair restoration physicians in his area. He can then schedule a free online consultation.

For more information about this and other hair loss topics I also recommend visiting our Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network.

David (TakingThePlunge) - Assistant Publisher and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.