How Over-styling Led to a Crisis
Here is yet another case study involving Samira, who was diagnosed with a condition known as central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia. In this case study, we will be elaborating on how we diagnosed this condition, went about the treatment and how Samira recovered from the same. When Samira first came to us, we noticed that she had bald patches on her head. After close examination, we were able to see the scarring, which allowed us to decide that her condition was what we call central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) after scalp Biopsy. This is another version of scarring alopecia, and is most commonly seen in women of middle age. While the exact cause for CCCA is yet to be known, there are certain habits that are known to lead to this condition. In Samira’s case, we were able to observe that she had a lifestyle, wherein she regularly used hot irons to straighten her hair, had tight extensions fitted and even braided her hair in tight hairstyles.
|Strong topical steroids||Clobetasol|
|Calcineurin inhibitors||pimecrolimus cream or tacrolimus ointment|