hair and scalp

What Is Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia? CCCA

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is a type of alopecia characterized by hair loss at the crown of the head that widens over time. Occurring almost exclusively in black women, CCCA often starts slowly with hair that breaks easily and begins to thin gradually. However, as it progresses, hair loss becomes more noticeable and may be …

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Can fibroids cause hair loss?

Can fibroids cause hair loss?  Why African American women with these tumors may need to see a dermatologist for hair loss. Introduction Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths of uterine muscle and connective tissue (leiomyoma).  Like keloids, uterine fibroids are a type of scarring disorder that is more common in people of African descent.  Fibroids occur …

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Do I need a scalp biopsy to diagnosis why I have hair loss?

Dr. Dina Strachan is a dermatologist specializing in hair loss in New York City.  As an expert in hair loss dermatology in a diverse, global city, she is experienced in treating many types of alopecia.  In this article she discusses why hair dermatologists sometimes suggest a scalp biopsy when patients complain of hair loss. “Why …

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