Scarring Hair Loss
Scarring alopecia also known as cicatricial alopecia are a group of hair loss disorders which are typically caused by inflammation that results in destruction of the hair follicle leading to irreversible hair loss. If the condition is treated early in the course of the disease, it is sometimes possible to regrow hair.
These have various presentations:
- Most forms of scarring alopecia first occur as small patches of hair loss that may expand with time.
- In some cases the hair loss is gradual, without any symptoms, and may go unnoticed for a long time.
- In other instances, the hair loss is associated with severe itching, burning, and pain.
The hair loss patches are bald, smooth and shiny, and pores are absent because of a complete loss of follicular openings.
This is an auto immune condition called alopecia areata…