Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

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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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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