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Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA)

Other than the Front, What is Affected?

Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a scarring alopecia that affect women to a much greater extent than men. In FFA the frontal scalp is typically affected. However, the name does not capture the full extent of the hair loss. Patients with FFA frequently develop hair loss around the back of the scalp (behind the ears and very back above the neck), and frequently in the middle of the scalp as well. Eyebrows, eyelashes, arm hair, leg hair, underarm hair and pubic hair are frequently affected.


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



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