Is it too late to undergo treatment to grow my hair back on my scalp? (photo)
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Traction alopecia may be permanent when you braid your hair very tight over many months. Hair transplant may be an option.
Hair Loss from Hair Weave
This is called Traction Alopecia. This is resulted from the Hair weave. You may want to seek interest in a hair transplant to solve this. I would suggest seeing a hair loss expert in your area to see if you are a candidate for a transplant and what would be best for you.
Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone
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Hair Loss from Traction
Scalp trauma and hair regrowth
Unfortunately, you are correct - it is not likely that hair will grow back. But you can either transplant it or seek the skills of an experienced scalp surgeon like Dr. Kabaker (Oakland, CA) or Tony Mangubat (WA) who can take the scar out pretty easily with excellent cosmetic results and a minimum of downtime.
Treating hair loss resulting from tight weave
Hair loss can result from prolonged pulling on the hair. This is common among African-American women who wear their hair in tight pony-tail, dreadlocks, or use hair weaves or extensions. It is also seen in Sikh men who employ turbans. This hair loss is usually permanent, but very amenable to hair transplantation.
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Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Restoration Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Restoration Therapy is a Great Natural
Approach for the Restoration and Treatment of Hair Loss or Thinning
Hair PRP Hair Restoration Therapy is suitable for both
men and women. It is a state of the art, non surgical, totally natural,
alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or
hair thinning.Human plasma contains platelets, a natural source of proteins called
growth factors. These growth factors play an important part in the
body’s healing response to injury. Platelet-rich plasma is blood that
has been enriched with a high concentration of platelets. PRP is created
by separating platelets from a blood sample, increasing their
concentration, and mixing them back into the extracted plasma, making it
5 to 10 times richer in platelets. PRP is a natural product created
from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed
in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the
different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided
from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). This plasma now
contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet
rich plasma, or PRP. This plasma is injected into a wound or surgical
site to accelerate tissue healing and the formation of new cellular
growth by stimulating inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an
active growth phase.
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