Ridges and Folds
CVG is a condition where extreme scalp ridging occurs. The cause of this is still unknown. Although the majority of individuals with CVG are healthy, a small proportion have neurological and hormonal issues.
Treatment is difficult, although surgical excision of the furrow has been reported to be successful. Placement of a filler (like poly-L--lactic acid) may also help.
Al-Malaq A, et al. Surgical correction of primary cutis vertices gyrata. Ann Plast Surg. 2002.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299