Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
A fairly severe form of hair loss, Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia is also known as Scarring Alopecia or Cicatricial Alopecia and it can cause women to lose the first five inches of their hairline.
What it Looks Like
Women who suffer from this condition often say their hair loss follows a similar pattern to a headband. It may begin at the ears and then move upwards towards the hairline. It tends to be more common in post-menopausal women and can be a very gradual process. In certain cases it can also cause the eyebrows to thin.
Scientists believe that Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia is a direct result of the immune system attacking an individual’s hair follicles, which causes inflammation. This in turn damages the follicle. As the majority of women with FFA have been through the menopause, it is thought that there may be a hormonal link. Unfortunately, medics also believe that hair re-growth is more unlikely for FFA sufferers – although some of Lucinda’s clients have reported that anti-malaria tablets can be used to help control further hair loss. However, any such course of treatment must always be discussed with your GP.
Disguising the Effects
Many clients with FFA have found that the Intralace System™ effectively disguises the areas of hair loss and receding hair. As the system is integrated with the client’s own hair, you are able to experience having a full head of natural-looking hair once again.
When used in conjunction with our revolutionary Natural Hair Line Parting, the Intralace System™ offers an incredibly natural finish, and our happy customers say the hair really does appear to be growing from their own scalp. Even from several inches away, it seems undetectable to the human eye. The Intralace System™ also lasts for two years, with maintenance appointments required every six to eight weeks, so it represents a good long-term option.
A guide price for clients wishing to use the Intralace System to manage FFA would be £1500 to £2000 for the initial application of the system and the average maintenance appointment is for an hour and a half to two hours every 6 to 8 weeks with a cost of £90 per hour.