What is scarring alopecia?

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What are scarring alopecias?

Scarring alopecias (also referred to as the cicatricial alopecias) are a broad group of hair loss conditions that are associated with inflammation and scarring. Inflammation in the upper parts of the hair follicle leads to destruction of hair loss stem cells and loss of sebaceous glands.

The slow development of fibrosis (scarring) leads to a permanent loss of hairs.
 


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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