Scarring alopecia

Scarring alopecia, also called cicatricial alopecia, is a permanent form of hair loss caused by damage or destruction of the hair follicle. Unlike other types of alopecia, hair cannot regrow in the scarred areas.

Cause: Scarring alopecia can result from various factors, including:
Skin conditions like infections, burns, or autoimmune diseases (lupus) that damage the scalp.
Certain medical treatments like radiation therapy.
Hair-pulling disorder (trichotillomania).
Surgical procedures.

Patchy hair loss with visible scarring on the scalp.
Inflammation, redness, or pus-filled bumps may be present in some cases.

Treatment: Treatment options depend on the underlying cause. In some cases, treating the underlying condition may allow for some hair regrowth. Hair transplantation can sometimes be used to camouflage the balding areas.

Disclaimer:This information is for general knowledge only. If you experience hair loss with scarring, consult a dermatologist to diagnose the cause and discuss treatment options.