Cicatricial alopecia causes bald patches due to destruction of hair follicles and replaces with scar tissue.
Hope of a cure for cicatricial alopecia, also known as scalp on fire, a disorder that causes permanent hair loss often with burning and painful sensations on the scalp.
Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF) Dr. Vera Price, CARF co-founder and chairman with the CARF says:
“Cicatricial alopecia is often neglected and, unfortunately, the treatment options are limited,” states Dr. Price. There are no FDA-approved treatments for cicatricial alopecia and treatments, at best, reduce discomfort.
Hair loss can go unnoticed for long periods of time or is rapid with severe itching, pain, and redness. The bald areas are usually left devoid of any hair follicles and re-growth is not possible, leaving a smooth scalp surface and scarred remains of hair follicles deep in the skin.
CARF’s commited to the research and education of this severe hair loss disorder.
“Raising the public’s awareness, providing information and education helps minimize the psychologically devastating effects of this disease.” says Dr Price.
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