Scarring Alopecia

Scarring Alopecia can occur as a result of complications from another condition. In this case, the hair follicles are completely destroyed and your hair won’t grow back.

But unlike other forms of hair loss, the skin where the hair has fallen out is likely to be affected in some way.

Causes

Conditions that can cause scarring alopecia include:

- Scleroderma - a condition that affects the body’s connective (supporting) tissues, resulting in hard, puffy and itchy skin

- Lichen Planus - a non-infectious, itchy rash that can affect many areas of the body

- Discoid Lupus - a mild skin condition that causes scaly marks and hair loss

- Folliculitis Decalvans - a rare condition that causes baldness and scarring.

Treatments

In Scarring Alopecia, the hair follicles are damaged and replaced with scar tissue. This means that new hair cannot grow - so the hair loss is permanent.

A Hair Transplant is the only solution because the skin where the hair has fallen out is likely to be affected in some way. So the result might not be as good as with other types of hair loss.

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