Scarring Alopecia: Loss of the follicular opening is a hallmark

Scarring Alopecias Cause Scarring


Scarring alopecias are hair loss conditions that are associated with the development of permanent hair loss. There are dozens of different types of scarring alopecia. 
Some scarring alopecias itch. Some don't. Some are associated with increased shedding. Some aren't. Some are red. Some aren't. Some bleed. Most don't. 

However what is common to all scarring alopecias is the disappearance of the follicular opening or "pore." The development of scar tissue beneath the skin leads to the destruction of the follicular pore opening.

The arrows point to an area of scarring in a subtle early scarring alopecia

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

Share This