Cosmetic, Medical, and Surgical Dermatology located in Bethesda, MD
CCCA stands for Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) and is a progressive form of scarring hair loss. For unknown reasons, patients develop inflammation around their hair follicles (immune system cells destroy the hair follicle) and this eventually leads to permanent hair loss. CCCA starts very slowly, typically developing over the course of several years. Patients usually present with early thinning and balding of the scalp between the ages of 20-40, that progressively worsens over time. However, it is important to properly diagnose CCCA as there can be many other similar hair conditions that may resemble this type of hair loss and at times, a skin biopsy is needed. At Radiance Dermatology, we offer a variety of treatment options to help diagnose and treat Traction Alopecia including PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma injections and specially compounded medical ointments.