What is Scarring Alopecia?
Scarring alopecia, also known as scarring hair loss or cicatricial alopecia, is a permanent form of hair loss, where hair follicles are gradually or suddenly replaced by scar tissue.
This can take place after radiation therapy, cosmetic burns, or trauma involving the scalp. It can also, quite rarely, be caused by an autoimmune response, where your body attacks and destroys certain hair follicles on your scalp. This is known as frontal fibrosing alopecia.
Can You Treat Scarring Alopecia?
Scarring alopecia is relatively uncommon in comparison to other types of hair loss, such as telogen effluvium and reduced hair volume.
Unfortunately, it is permanent and irreversible. However, at Philip Kingsley, our Trichologists have a great deal of experience managing it, and we are always available to discuss options with our Clients.