Scarring Alopecia, also known as Cicatricial Alopecia, is a category of hair loss that occurs when the hair follicle is attacked by the immune system. There are many different types of scarring alopecia or cicatricial alopecia, but today, we will focus on Central Centrifugal Cicatrical Alopecia (CCCA).
CCCA is most prevalent among persons whose scalps are exposed to the use of harsh chemicals, like hair straighteners, relaxers, tints, perms and other products that contain a high pH balance. In addition, to experiencing scalp burns from these chemicals, there is also the possibility that they can trigger an autoimmune action that can lead to CCCA. If this is not treated correctly, it can lead to baldness. To know more about Scarring Alopecia click here.
By Dr Germaine Williams-Beckles