Scarring alopecia hair loss accounts for 7% of all hair loss cases and is usually caused by complications from another condition.
In this type of alopecia hair loss, the hair follicle is completely destroyed and no longer is able to respond to medical or topical therapies to encourage hair growth to return.
Depending on the condition, the skin where the hair has fallen out is likely to be affected in some way – usually appearing inflamed until the condition matures and the skin becomes very soft and shiny as it lacks the hair follicle beneath the skin.
Scarring alopecia accounts for 7% of hair loss cases.
Using Scalp MicroPigmentation it’s possible to camouflage areas of thinning hair caused by scarring alopecia hair loss – a condition that affects both men and women.
Conditions which can cause scarring alopecia hair loss include:
- Lichen Planopilaris
- Discoid Lupus – a mild form of lupus affecting the skin casing scaly marks and hair loss
- Folliculitis Decalvans – a rare form of alopecia that commonly affects men causing baldness and scarring of the areas it affects
- Scleroderma – a condition affecting the body’s connective tissues. This appears as hard, puffy and itchy skin
- Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia – a form of alopecia where post-menopausal women’s hair follicles are damage and the hair falls and is unable to grow back.
Over three sessions we can camouflage the areas of skin showing through long hair or, if a male chooses to shave his scalp, we can easily blend and replicate the existing stubble appearance into the bald area.