What is scarring alopecia?
In most cases, it is caused by :
- an accident
- a burn
- a radiotherapy of the scalp
- a bacterial, viral or mycotic infection
- a skin condition (dermatosis, tumor, amyloidosis, basal cell epithelioma)
- follicular lichen
- discoid lupus erythematosus
- a congenital anomaly
- scalp aplasia
- keratosis pilaris (decalcifying or atrophying)
How to address scarring alopecia?
Scarring alopecia is irremediable and there is no medical treatment that can make hair grow back on the affected area.
However, the problem can be corrected either with hair grafts or cosmetic solutions.
Hair grafts can be considered if the donor area – the occipital area of the scalp – is not affected by scarring alopecia. FUE or FUL (FUT long hair) grafting methods can be used depending on the patient’s case. They allow the correction of alopecia in a definitive and undetectable way.
Learn more about hair transplants for scarring alopecia
This medical and semi-permanent micro-tattooing technique realistically mimics hair. Hair dermopigmentation can hide scars on the scalp, whether the patient has a shaved head or long hair.Learn more about restorative trichopigmentation