Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

What is Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)?

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia is one of the hair loss types of scarring hair loss or cicatricial alopecia. Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia or CCCA refers to the situation when hair follicles get damaged and may lead to permanent hair loss. Usually, black women having tight hairstyle can be seen having scalp inflammation. It affects the upper or central region of the scalp which radiates outwards in a circular or centrifugal pattern. The process is usually slow although some may experience fast progression of hair loss.

Some research has linked the disease with the Follicular Degeneration Syndrome and related the condition with the type 2 diabetes which is not conclusive and clinically proven. Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia or CCCA assumed to get affected by the genetic elements even and proved through DNA reports. Families using rash chemicals and tight hairstyles may found the problem of weak hair follicles. If Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia or CCCA is found at the initial stage, there are changes to treat through medications of therapy by stimulating the live hair follicles. Topical treatments are applied on the scalp directly, although the use of medications will entirely depend upon the client’s immune system.

At occurrence stage, once the scarring has set, the follicle has died, no pharmaceutical treatment will work to stimulate the hair growth. Women may opt for the hair replacement options or hair transplant methods in some cases. Better to always consult with your nearest hair transplant surgeon.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)?

The signs and symptoms of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia may vary from woman to woman which may include:-

Some people may have no signs of the problem.

What are the Causes of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)?

It is not easy to know the exact cause of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia but the most common causes may be:-

The common causes can be using tight hairstyles and chemical products which are spoiling the scalp conditioning and weakening hair follicles.

How Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is Diagnosed?

There are various methods can be used to diagnose the problem through:-

What are the Treatments for Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)?

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia or CCCA can be treated with the medications at the early stage only. Once the disease becomes progressive, it will not be possible to handle with medications. Medicine at a later stage will not be able to live the hair follicles. To treat the Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia, various treatments are given below out of which, some are useful and some may not bring any results:-

Medicinal Treatments:-

Inflammation can be taken as the main cause of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia so anti-inflammatory agents are given to prevent her loss in African American women. Minoxidil tablets can also help to stimulate the hair growth if the follicles are still alive. The medicine can be used in any form such as topical, oral, injection or gels.

Surgical Treatments

Preventive Treatments:-

Medicine and Surgical treatments are always not fruitful so better to take preventive treatment to cure the hair loss at the initial stage. Preventive methods include:-