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What Is Scarring Alopecia? Its Causes, Treatments & Symptoms

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Author: Dr. Jangid  |  Date Published: March 10, 2023

Scarring Alopecia or Cicatricial Alopecia leads to permanent damage of the stem cells; it happens in the hair follicle bulge causing irreversible hair loss. It primarily affects the self-esteem and the self-image of the patient. Cicatricial alopecia is divided into two major parts “primary” and “secondary” cicatricial alopecia.

Primary cicatricial Alopecia consists of a diverse group of inflammatory diseases. It further leads to permanent loss of hair shafts and visible follicular Ostia. It causes pathological replacement of the follicular structures with the fibrous tissues.

It is an inflammatory hair loss disorder in which the follicles are destroyed permanently.

What Is Scarring Alopecia?

Scarring Alopecia, called Cicatricial Alopecia, is an inflammatory hair loss disorder. It leads to bald patches on the scalp. It happens due to the permanent destruction of hair follicles. The underlying tissues get destroyed or scarred and are replaced by fibrous tissues. If the follicles get killed, they can never regrow.

It can affect any healthy man or woman, and it is not contagious but may not have a genetic link up. It can be caused due to various factors, and however, inflammation is the contributing factor.

What Are The Major Causes Of Scarring Alopecia?

Generally, scarring Alopecia is caused by the permanent destruction of the hair follicles, and it happens due to inflammation and progressive collagen deposition and is also associated with sebaceous glands. Even women can face scarring Alopecia due to over usage of hot combs and relaxants.

The significant factors of scarring Alopecia are:

  • The hair follicle stem cells are destroyed.

  • Impairment in self-maintenance of HFSCs.

  • Lipid metabolism is altered.

  • Inflammation

  • Various factors like injuries, burns, and tumours.

  • Genetic factors.

If you face any such problems, you must get yourself tested by SkinQure, one of Delhi's best hair loss solution clinics.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Scarring Alopecia?

There are many warning signs when we check the significant symptoms of scarring alopecia:

  • Itching Scalp

  • Burning Scalp

  • Pain in the scalp

  • Patches of scaly and rough skin

  • Blister formation

  • Crusting

  • Pus of purulent discharge from the scalp.

If you face any of the above symptoms, consult a hair loss doctor. Dr Jangid is one of the renowned doctors for hair loss and hair transplant treatments in Delhi/ NCR.

What Are The Major Treatment Options Available For Scarring Alopecia?

Treatment generally refers to further preventing hair loss and covering bald spots using some hair systems. The treatment is mainly done for the reduction of symptoms of inflammation. Hair transplantation is the best treatment for covering bald spots on the scalp. The advanced FUE method transplants the intact hair follicles from other parts of the scalp to the bald patches. It helps protect the bald patches and gives a dense look to the head. The primary scarring can occur by various inflammatory cells; the treatment must vary for specific types of baldness.

Can A Person Go For Surgical Treatment In The Case Of Scarring Alopecia?

People who have lesions of a regular size are suggested to undergo surgical treatment. Suppose the inflammation caused by the hair loss is under control for a year. A suitable candidate can undergo scalp reduction surgery complemented with hair transplantation.

SkinQure is one of the best hair transplantation clinics in Delhi. If you face such a hair loss problem, SkinQure is your solution.

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