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What is Alopecia?

Alopecia is the loss or thinning of hair. There are two main types of alopecia: • “Scarring”, in which hair follicles are destroyed • “Non-scarring”, which can be reversed because there are still hair follicles within the skin. Use of the words “scarring” and non-scarring” can be confusing and misleading because they do not necessarily […]

What is Scarring Alopecia?

Nearly 3% of hair loss patients are diagnosed with scarring alopecia. But what is it? Scarring alopecia is also known as cicatricial alopecia. Although each diagnosis in specific categories are rare, some examples of the hair loss disorders are follicular degeneration syndrome, dissecting cellulitis, lichen planopilaris and many more.  However, no matter what type of […]