Cutis Verticis Gyrata (CVG)

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 Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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