Dr. Bernstein Speaks About Hair Extensions and Traction Alopecia in NYC Website for WomenOctober 9th, 2015
Dr. Bernstein was quoted in an article on NYCityWoman.com, where he spoke about the risks associated with popular hair extensions, such as weaves, wefts, and similar clip-in or add-on pieces. Extensions are a stylistic choice that allow women to dramatically change their appearance. However, their frequent use can contribute to a type of hair loss in women called traction alopecia – hair loss around the frontal hairline and temples caused by tight hairstyles pulling on the follicles.
Dr. Bernstein is quoted:
“Hair extensions can create a problem over a long period of time, as constant tugging on the hair follicles compromises their blood supply and may cause permanent thinning,” explains Robert M. Bernstein, M.D., a dermatologist in midtown Manhattan who specializes in hair loss.
Traction alopecia often causes thinning that reverses itself when the hair is worn loose, but if tugging on the hair follicles continues for an extended period of time, the hair loss can be permanent. In patients with permanent hair loss from traction alopecia, a hair transplant can typically restore the hair that is lost from sustained traction. See before and after photos of Patient BOI, Patient NBN, and Patient KAR for examples of women who had their edges restored by hair transplant surgery.
NYCitywoman.com is a website dedicated to lifestyle issues for “women on the right side of 40” — women who are smart, stylish, and eager to embrace new challenges and opportunities.
Before and after photos of women who had surgical hair restoration to repair thin edges:
- Dr. Wolfeld Helps Pick Best Hair Loss Treatments at Reviews.com
- Dr. Wolfeld Speaks to Causes of Common Hair Issues in Stylecaster Article
- Dr. Bernstein Notes Increasing Trend of Women Seeking Hair Loss Treatments in New York Post Article
- Treatments for Hair Loss in Women Detailed in Article Featuring Dr. Bernstein
- Bernstein Medical Patient Writes About Female Hair Loss in Cosmopolitan Magazine
Tags: Causes of Hair Loss in Women, Hair Extensions, Hair Loss in Women, Hair Restoration Before & After Photos, Hair Transplant Photos, Hair Weaves, Hair Wefts, No Edges, Thin Edges, Traction Alopecia, Women's Photo Gallery Posted on October 9th, 2015 at 12:13 pm