Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia is a scarring hair loss condition that originates at the crown of the scalp and spreads outward. Commonly known as CCCA, the affected regions can show inflammation, redness also, or scaling. While the exact cause remains unclear, a combination of factors such as infections, bacterial and fungal, genetics, autoimmune disease, and other unknown factors may play a role in this disease. Also, hairstyles and hair grooming may play a role in causing CCCA, but this has yet to be proven. This form of alopecia mainly affects women of African descent. The best way to identify for this hair loss is by seeing the smooth, shiny area of the scalp. But it can easily be confused with other types of hair loss. See a hair and scalp expert like a trichologist or a dermatologist that specifically specializes in hair loss. They will give you a scalp exam in order to evaluate its progression. At that time, a number of treatment options would be shared, like microneedling and Growth Factors+. These treatments will focus on promoting new hair growth and slowing or stopping additional hair loss.