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Solutions For Traction Alopecia

tractionalopTraction Alopecia is a hair loss condition caused by damage to the dermal papilla and hair follicle by constant pulling or tension over a long period of time. It often occurs in persons who wear tight braids, especially “cornrows” that lead to high tension, pulling and breakage of hair.

This condition is most common in African-American women and men who braid their hair too tightly. It is also common in Indian and Japanese women whose traditional hair styles also pull and damage hair. Traction alopecia occurs more frequently in children, teenagers and young adults then it does in older women and men.

Traction alopecia is reversible if diagnosed early, but may lead to permanent hair loss if it is undetected for a protracted period. Hair loss is often in the frontal and temporal regions, but also depends on the hair style. With those who wear cornrows, the area most commonly affected is that adjacent to the region that is braided.

Traction Alopecia can also occur due to over processing of the hair. Chemical treatment of hair with dyes, bleaches, or straighteners disrupts the keratin structure in a manner that reduces its tensile strength. The hair can become fragile and heavy fall out can occur with brushing or combing.

The use of thermal or chemical hair straightening, and hair braiding or weaving are examples of styling techniques that place African American women at high risk for various “traumatic” alopecia’s.

The key to stopping traction alopecia is detecting it early. Hair styles that put unnecessary strain on the hair root must be changed to a looser, more gentle hair style. African-American women who suspect they may be vulnerable to traction alopecia should take action immediately to change their hair style or treatment methods and take the time to see a dermatologist.

Unfortunately, no medical treatment is available to reverse late-stage traction alopecia. Hair grafts have been identified as the only practical solution. To find out more about solutions for traction alopecia visit our website at www.tmhair.com and call our office at 713-838-1880 to book your complimentary hair & scalp diagnosis today!

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Annual Wigs For Kids Day

Saturday July 25th

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Wigs for Kids is a private non profit organization that provides hair replacement systems to children under the age of 18 who have lost their hair as a result of medical treatments, health conditions, or burn accidents. The change in their appearance can drastically undermine their self-image and sabotage their self-esteem. To combat this additional trauma, Wigs for Kids was founded, serving children from suffering hair loss since 1980.

TMHair Restoration Clinic is proud to be a Wigs for Kids Ambassador Salon. It gives us an opportunity to use our training to really make a difference in the lives of these children, many who are in our community.

It is an honor to be affiliated with Wigs for Kids because of their continued efforts to help children in need. At TMHair Restoration Clinic we will do a complimentary hair cut and style then send off the hair for you.

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To receive a cranial prosthesis, from Wigs for Kids, a child must be…

  • Under 18 years old

  • Experiencing hair loss as a result of burns, chemotherapy, radiation treatments, alopecia, or other medical circumstances

  • Unable to pay for a hairpiece after seeking assistance from all other resources

  • Children must come from families that cannot otherwise pay for a hair system. They must be referred by a medical professional.

Qualifications:

At least 12 inches and has not been chemically treated.

 

 

Visit our website at www.tmhair.com for more information or call our office at 713-838-1880 to book your appointment today!

 

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New Website!

We are excited to announce that we now offer safe and effective non-surgical and surgical solutions!

TMHair is the leading expert in all proven hair loss solutions.

 

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Check out our new and improved website at www.tmhair.com to find a solution for you and to schedule your free consultation that includes hair and scalp analysis.

 

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TMHair Thanks Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Center

methodist cancer tour 2015TMHair wants to thank Houston Methodist Sugar Land hospital for the amazing tour of their cancer center. The tour featured their new radiation therapy system; a machine which integrates some of the most advanced technologies available for cancer treatment today. We are so happy to work with such amazing people and be able to inform both doctors and patients about what we do and how we are here to help. We, at TM Hair also enjoy donating our time and services to patients at Texas Children’s Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, and other various doctors, clinics, and hospitals throughout the Houston area.


 

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If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer and are about to undergo chemotherapy or other treatments, the chance of hair loss is very real. Hair loss is one of the most feared side effects of chemotherapy after a patient has been diagnosed.

 What TMHair can offer..

Custom Medical Hair Prosthesis

This is currently the most natural looking solution available. Much like a non-surgical hair system, medical hair prostheses or a medical hair “system” is prescribed to meet the patients’ individual hair needs. The custom system can completely re-create the hair style the patient had prior to hair loss.

Discuss with your cancer care team about hair loss and other side effects of treatment before the treatment begins. The best way for you to deal with impending hair loss is to plan ahead. The “planning” is where we come in. In a complimentary, private consultation, our hair loss specialist will walk you through the process and help you find out if the cost is covered by your insurance provider. The good news is there are options…and we are here to help.

 

 

 

 

Visit out website at www.tmhair.com for more information on medical hair loss and call our offict at 713-838-1880 to book your complimentary consultation today!

 

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