Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia in Darker Skin Types

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) in Darker Skin


FFA can occur in all skin types. The features are similar in all skin types and include: 1) recession of the frontal hairline, 2) loss of the normal groupings of 1, 2 and 3 haired follicular units in favour of single hairs, 3) occasional scale around hair follicles (as seen by arrow here) and 4) often redness around the hair follicles too. Skin thinning (which we call atrophy), ridging of the skin, loss of eyebrows, loss of lashes and body hair are other frequently seen features of FFA.

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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