Is massage contraindicated for frontal fibrosing alopecia?

When we have a client with the following condition:
frontal fibrosing alopecia

Massages
Caution may be required. Not a contraindication unless the skin is broken.

Signs and symptoms for
frontal fibrosing alopecia

  • The skin in the affected area usually looks normal but may be pale, shiny or mildly scarred without visible follicular openings
  • At the margins of the bald areas, close inspection shows redness and scaling around hair follicles
FRONTAL FIBROSING ALOPECIA contraindications In beauty therapy

Description

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.

Is
frontal fibrosing alopecia
contagious?
No
, "frontal fibrosing alopecia" is NOT contagious!

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