Hair loss is very prevalent these days. Almost every day a new hair product is launched in the market. But first it is important to understand the basic disease behind these symptoms. Cicatricial alopecia is a set of conditions that destroys your hair follicles. The follicles are replaced by scar tissues and hence the person might face hair loss. In case you are facing such symptoms then it is important that you get cicatricial alopecia treatment done as soon as possible keeping the following points in mind:
- How do we classify primary cicatricial alopecia?
The diagnosis provides patients with a better understanding. It can be classified on the basis of inflammation extent. Cases can be classified as lymphocytic, neutrophilic or mixed. The end stage of the disease is said to be “burned out” and no further classification can be done.
- What features can help in making proper diagnosis?
A good level of examination is required for proper diagnosis. Clues to the primary cicatricial alopecia can be obtained from patient’s history of hair diseases, his ethinicity and previous hair care practices along with signs or symptoms like itching or burning sensation on the scalp.
- Location of lesions
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia and folliculitis decalvans are mostly on the vertex and midfrontal scalp. Acne keloidalis nuchae affects the occipital scalp, basically the nape of the neck. Frontal fibrosing alopecia characteristically affects the frontal hairline with an easily noticeable band-like recession pattern. This can be counted as an important factor that you should keep in mind while getting your cicatricial alopecia treatment done.
- Characterstics of lesions
Lesions in chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus at maximum, affects centre, along with perifollicular inflammation, atrophy, follicular plugging and dyspigmentation (see image in Appendix 3C), and on the contrary, in lichen planopilaris and folliculitis decalvans, it is mostly noticed at the hair-bearing periphery. In late stage, a distinguished features can be seen which is the scar of the folliculitis decalvans gets thickened. Before you reach this end stage, it is better if you get a proper cicatricial alopecia treatment done.
Keep all these above mentioned points in your mind when you visit the hair clinic for the treatment. They will help you find the best doctor and clinic for your cicatricial alopecia treatment and that you find the satisfactory results. Flaunt your hair when they are back.