I have traction alopecia will I be able to grow my hair back?

I have traction alopecia it's been that way for years and I'm now just deciding to do something about it) will I be able to regrow my hair an undamage my hair follicles?

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Traction alopecia

If you dont touch and damage them routinelly undamage my hair follicles are able to regrow again . But ıf hair follicles had a persistant damage by pulling force, you have to get a hair restoration surgery to get them back .


Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Traction Alopecia

It's possible to repair follicles damaged within the past several weeks or sometimes even months, but if the hair has been gone for a year or more there's virtually no chance of it coming back. To get hair back in those areas you need a hair transplant.

Sean Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Traction alopecia

Traction alopecia usually causes the follicles to come out and therefore they will not grow back. If you have had it for a long time then the chances are the hairs wint grow back. If you want to replave the lost hair you need to do hair restoration surgery and consult with a hairtransplant specialist. 

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Understanding Hair loss and hair loss treatment options: hair transplant, prp and progesterone

This requires an in-person evaluation. I suggest seeing a hair loss expert now to evaluate and go over your condition and provide you information about your best treatment options. There are great non-invasive options like prp/progesterone and/or hair transplantation. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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I have traction alopecia will I be able to grow my hair back?

After years of no growth from traction alopecia it is unlikely that the follicles can be salvaged.  A hair transplant may be your best option.

Karl Hekimian, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Traction alopecia

If the traction alopecia has been present for over a year, I doubt you will grow it back. Hair transplants work nicely for this condition

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Long standing traction

You'll want to see a hair specialist to review. Generally speaking, long standing traction alopecia is usually not regrowable to any significant extent; the only treatment in most cases of long standing traction alopecia is hair transplant surgery.

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

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