Scarring Alopecia

Understanding How It Looks and How To Treat It.

This is a rare type of hair loss, which is due to inflammation around the hair follicle. There often are areas with white scales surrounding an area of inflammation, which then leads to scarring in that area. The hair follicles are actually destroyed and disappear.
Over the years we have noticed an increase in the number of patients with Scarring Alopecia. While part of the reason for this is that the medical community is becoming better at identifying, we also do believe that the incidence of scarring alopecia is increasing. There is some evidence that certain harsh hair care practices may contribute to some forms of Scarring Alopecia, such as the use of chemical relaxers from a very young age. This type of hair loss is much more common in women than men, with some studies reporting as high as a 4:1 ratio of women to men. There is some evidence to suggest an autoimmune cause, and there may be a genetic component as well, but more research definitely needs to be done.

There are several types of Scarring Alopecia, with the most common being Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA), Lichen PlanoPilaris (LPP), and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA). As Scarring Alopecia can be permanent, our goal with any patient that we believe may have Scarring Alopecia is to quickly confirm the diagnosis and aggressively start treatment.

Symptoms of Scarring Alopecia

Areas with white scales surrounding an area of inflammation

Receding hairline

Patches of total loss



Scarring Alopecia can be permanent, our goal with any patient that we believe may have Scarring Alopecia is to quickly confirm the diagnosis and aggressively start treatment.
  • Before

    After

    Patient Profile

    Age: 56

    Symptoms: Loss in Central Area of Scalp

    Causes: Scarring Alopecia From Lupus

    Treatment: Prescription Topicals and Steroid Injections
    Individual Results May Vary
  • Before

    After

    Patient Profile

    Age: 32

    Symptoms: Widening Part & Loss in the Back

    Causes: Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia & Androgenic Alopecia

    Treatment: Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
    Individual Results May Vary

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