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Before looking to pursue long term hair loss treatments such as hair transplantation, it is important that individuals identify the cause of the hair loss or hair thinning that they are experiencing, helping to determine if a hair transplant is the right choice, or whether other treatments must first be undertaken before individuals can undergo a hair transplant safely and successfully. In the article below, we aim to discuss a few common issues known to be associated with hair loss, helping you to identify the cause of your hair thinning issues. 
Traction Alopecia 
 
Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss commonly associated with certain cosmetic, social, and even cultural practices, those often wearing their hair in tight braids or using curling rollers and wigs being most at risk. This type of hair loss usually occurs in the frontotemporal area of the scalp and is an issue easily resolved by eliminating what is seen to be the stressor, meaning hair styles or treatments, such as bleaching, causing traction alopecia should be avoided. In most cases, hair growth should return to normal once the stressor is eliminated, but in cases of chronic traction, individuals could be left with permanent hair loss. Those suffering irreversible hair loss or thinning as a result of traction alopecia may benefit from hair transplant treatment to regain their full head of hair, provided tight hair styles and damaging treatments are avoided in the future. 
 
Folliculitis 
 
Folliculitis can be defined as the inflammation of the hair follicle and is often caused by fungi or bacterial infection. This is an issue that can occur wherever hair grows, including the scalp, and can lead to temporary hair loss. In most cases, hair will begin to regrow one the problem is resolved, but in cases of severe infection, hair quality and thickness could be permanently impacted. 
Those suffering hair loss as a result of severe inflammation or infection to the scalp should first seek other treatments before undergoing hair transplantation surgery, working to ensure that any recurring inflammation is treated and cured before additional treatment is carried out to restore hair quality. 
 
Genetics 
 
For those experiencing hair loss as a result of genetics, such as Female and Male Pattern Baldness, hair transplantation is a treatment completely safe to undergo at any given point. As hair loss has not occurred as a result of external measures, there are no associated issues that may first be treated before a hair transplant can be carried out safely, meaning those who wish to do so can opt for hairline restoration surgery at any given time. 
 
If you find yourself suffering from hair loss and are considering a hair transplant as a long term solution, it is important to first ensure that any underlying issues that could be seen as the cause of your hair loss are first treated and resolved, allowing you to get the most out of your hair transplant treatment as a result. 
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