Cicatrical Alopecia Hair Transplant
Cicatricial alopecia was first described by Brocq in 1885. Once the hair roots are damaged, the response to medical treatment is minimal. Cicatricial alopecia is divided into primary cicatricial alopecia where the disease affects the follicles themselves and secondary cicatricial alopecia where there is the destruction of the follicles by an external process.
Unger has classified cicatricial alopecia into stable and unstable cicatricial alopecia.
In cicatricial alopecia, there is inflammation around the bulge area as opposed to in non-scarring alopecia like alopecia areata where inflammation is around the bulb area. This results in permanent damage and loss of the hair follicle.