In the past, the demographic of people who experience traction alopecia has been women–African American women in particular. The reason is due to the hairstyles popular among this group–women have a larger variety of grooming options available, and several of them involve the use of force on the scalp in order to create a unique look. This includes the classic tight ponytail, favored by celebrities and models like Arianna Grande and Bella Hadid, braids, and extensions.
Recent grooming trends in male fashion, however, have grown to include longer hairstyles, which opens up the male population to the threat of tension hair loss. The dreadlock trend of the early 00’s and the man bun trend of today has been associated with an uptick in cases of males experiencing traction alopecia.
Identifying Tension Hair Loss in Men
Traction alopecia in men might be mistaken for the beginning stages of male pattern balding, since the latter is usually signaled by a receding hairline. However, men who experience male pattern balding typically see warning signs in their family history. Tension hair loss is not limited to one area. It manifests in the areas that are pulled the most– for instance, the patient below consulted with Dr. Umar about the tension hair loss that mostly affected her left temple area.
Solution for Tension Hair Loss in Men
Men facing traction alopecia due to extended pulling of hair into a bun or knot have treatment options. Dr. Umar treated the patient above with an advanced FUE system called the Dr.UGraft method. Using this method, Dr. Umar was able to extract 200 follicles from the patient’s donor area and carefully implant them on her bald spot. The surgery was a success, and as it can be plainly seen below, the patient met her target growth yield.
With the help of Dr. Umar’s UGraft Revolution, the patient was effectively cured of her tension hair loss. She is very pleased with her results and can put her hair up without feeling self-conscious.
Men experiencing hair loss around their hairline and temple points are encouraged to ask Dr.U about possible treatment options tailored to their unique situation.
Watch Dr. U restore hair loss caused by traction alopecia