Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
What is Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)?
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a form of scarring hair loss, most commonly seen in darker skinned patients. Some evidence points to the cause of CCCA being genetic. However, there is also a correlation with chemical/ heat hair care practices such as hot combs, relaxers, extensions and weaves.
Hair shaft breakage is often an early sign of CCCA. Hair loss occurs at the crown, and extends outwards. There is a loss of follicular openings, so the scalp appears shiny. Patients either have no symptoms, or experience itch or pain.
What are my treatment options?
Dr Ophelia will usually make her diagnosis clinically or a scalp biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment options include education about hair care practices, topical and oral therapies, and PRF.
Why visit Dr. Ophelia to treat your Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)?
Dr. Ophelia Veraitch is an award-winning and highly respected Consultant Dermatologist. Specialising in a wide variety of hair and skin conditions, Dr. Veraitch works with every patient individually, working to truly understand the issue at hand, the products and regime a client utilises plus the mental and physical impact this condition has on their daily life. Following a detailed assessment, Dr. Veraitch expertly develops a personalised treatment plan which will help produce results, and ultimately change every one of her patient’s lives for the better.
What are my next steps?
Book a consultation with Dr. Ophelia, who will diagnose your condition and offer treatment options going forward, Click the link below to start the process.
You are at the centre of a consultation with Dr. Ophelia Veraitch. From openly discussing your skin and hair concerns to having the opportunity to ask any questions, she will also delve into what products you currently use or have used in the past. Dr. Veraitch will need to understand how your condition affects you and the impact that it is having on your life.
Following this, you will receive a thorough examination and Dr. Veraitch will review any photos that you bring along to support the diagnosis. Clinical photographs may also be taken in order to assess your response to treatment.
In most cases, a diagnosis can be offered at this stage of the consultation and written details of the condition and proposed treatment options will be provided. This will enable you to consider all options at home before making a final decision as to which course of treatment you prefer. Dr. Veraitch will also prepare a personalised care plan for you to take away at the end of your consultation.
In some cases, further investigations, such as blood tests or a skin biopsy, might be required before a final diagnosis can be made. If necessary, these will be arranged either following your appointment or on a separate visit.
Following your appointment, Dr. Veraitch and her team are happy to answer any questions you might have, to ensure that you understand and have confidence in your treatment plan.
Only treatments supported by solid evidence will be recommended.
Dr. Ophelia Veraitch is highly experienced in Medical Dermatology and is able to diagnose and treat all skin and hair conditions including:
– Acne – Rosacea – Eczema – Psoriasis – Skin cancers – Pigmentary disorders, including melasma and vitiligo – Alopecia (androgenetic, alopecia areata, lichen planopilaris/ frontal fibrosis alopecia)
Dr. Ophelia Veraitch will recommend the best course of treatment based on her assessment of each individual patient. Services include:
– PRP/ PRF hair restoration
– Steroid injections
– VIPEEL chemical peels
– Skin boosters
– Wrinkle injections
– Dermal fillers
– Ellanse collagen stimulation
– Aqualyx fat dissolving
– Lanluma cellulite and body sculpting
– Fractional resurfacing laser
– Intense pulse light, Vascular lasers
– ND:YAG laser hair removal
– Steroid injections
– Skin Surgery
To book an appointment, visit our booking page and complete the form. Alternatively, you can contact the medical PA to Dr Ophelia by phone: +44 (20) 7022 9888 (available Monday - Friday 9am-5pm) or email: email@example.com.
Dr Ophelia is available for appointments in clinic on Tuesdays, Fridays and some Saturdays.
The price for an initial consultation with Dr. Ophelia Veraitch is £375 for a 30 minute standard medical dermatology consultation (e.g. acne, eczema, rosacea, pigmentation, mole checks, cosmetic concerns etc.). Hair patients can require more time, and therefore we book new hair patient consultations in for 45 minutes at a cost of £400. Follow up consultations are £225. Recommended treatments will be costed up and shared with the patient accordingly.