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Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Treatment and Home Cure


Frontal fibrosing alopecia is an uncommon skin ailment which affects people of adult ages. Lichen planopilaris results in bald patches on the scalp, and is associated with the more common skin condition lichen planus. Frontal fibrosing alopecia may be a variant of lichen planopilaris, although this is disputed by some researchers.

Fibrosing Alopecia Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

As the picture suggests there was complete loss of scalp hair and eyebrow hair. The frontal-parietal hair line was recessed with perifollicular edema and mild follicular hyperkeratosis.

What are the signs and symptoms of Frontal fibrosing alopecia?

  • Frontal fibrosing alopecia usually affects post-menopausal women over the age of 50.
  • It is characterised by hair loss on the front and sides of the scalp.
  • The skin in the affected area usually looks normal but may be pale or mildly scarred.
  • There may be mild redness around the hair follicles at the margins.

What is the cause of Frontal fibrosing alopecia?

The exact cause of frontal fibrosing alopecia is unknown. It is thought to be due to disturbed immune response to some component of the intermediate-sized and vellus scalp hair follicles.

Treatment of Frontal fibrosing alopecia

A short course of oral steroids or antimalarial tablets may benefit patients who have a rapid onset of hair loss. There is no effective treatment available as yet.

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