FFA is a condition which causes hair loss, mainly over the hairline at the front of your head. It is a type of alopecia known as ‘scarring alopecia’ or ‘cicatricial alopecia’. It is thought to be related to another condition called lichen planus which, when it affects the scalp, is called ‘lichen planopilaris’.
FFA causes in ammation which destroys the hair follicle, replacing it with permanent scarring. It mainly affects post- menopausal women.
When the hair follicles are destroyed and replaced by scar tissue they cannot regrow.