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Frontal fibrosis alopecia

Frontal fibrosing alopecia

Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a localized form of lichen planopilaris, where scarring and hair loss occurs in the hair line. Post menopausal women are most commonly affected, though it can occur in younger women and men. The exact cause of frontal fibrosing alopecia is currently unknown. However, environmental factors such as sunscreen and cosmetic use have been associated with the condition.

Once a diagnosis has been made, treatment options include the same topical, oral and injection-based therapies offered for lichen planopilaris.