Do you have Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCA)?
CCA is a bald patch that appears on the crown of your head.
The scalp in this area may look shiny is scarred, and the hair follicles may or may not be destroyed.
It is a different condition from female pattern baldness, and it is understood to not be genetic.
It can be a common cause of hair loss in black women.
However, you do not have to live with it or just cover it up, you can do something about it.
First, let’s see what the common causes of Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia is.
Photo courtesy Dr Jeff Donovan, Canada.
What causes Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia?
The causes of CCA can be numerous:
. Chemicals in relaxers and hair dyes
. styling methods, the crown can be as fragile as your hairline, ponytails, tight braiding can cause long term damage
. hormone imbalance
. a sign of an underlying illness
. vitamin deficiency (you may have a healthy diet but your body is not absorbing it )
Treatment for Centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
Like any other health condition, it is important to get professional advice to pick up what your individual issue is.
Our eyes and skin can give us insight to our health and our hair can also.
The condition of your hair and scalp can reflect an underlying illness which can be picked up and detected, early which helps to ensure a positive outcome.
You can go to your GP to ask for a blood test initially and may even need a biopsy depending on your results.
You also have the option to go to our in house Trichologist
to receive professional help for this issue and any other hair or scalp concerns. Trichologist who is a specialist in regard to hair loss prevention contact here Dr Joyce at the Health , Hair and Vitality clinic firstname.lastname@example.org
(Disclaimer this is a non visual descriptive blog about CCA, please contact a specialist for personal expert advice)