Hair + Scalp

What is telogen effluvium? Telogen effluvium is a common cause of temporary hair loss. This excessive shedding of resting (i.e. telogen) hairs usually occurs after some shock to the body. The resting hairs are club shaped at the root. People of all age groups...

What is dissecting cellulitis of the scalp? Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp is a condition where pus-filled lumps develop on the scalp. It results in scarring and permanent hair loss. This condition most often occurs seen in people of African descent....

What is alopecia areata? Alopecia areata is an emotionally disturbing, but not physically serious illness that presents with the sudden appearance of round bald spots on the scalp, eyebrows, beard, or any hairy area of the body. Patients are usually initially...

What is CCCA? Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is a form of hair loss, commonly seen in women, and sometimes men, of African descent. This is one of the top reasons why African- Americans seek dermatologic evaluation. What causes CCCA? The exact cause...

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