At a glance: my central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia

This gallery gives you an up-close look of my scalp and the areas affected by the central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA). The first section is what my scalp looks like on shave day and the second series of pictures is 3 weeks post shave day.

Please note, the lighting may vary slightly in each photo as I was trying to capture specific angles, so you will see some residual camera flash in some of the images. Depending on the condition of my scalp, there may be small pimples, tiny cuts or it may bleed in certain areas. The bleeding can be attributed to me scratching my scalp when it's very irritable and the pimples I have attributed to things like product build-up, after I shave sometimes they appear or it could be inflamed. As I look at these photos, it's interesting to see how my pattern of hair growth and baldness varies throughout. The back is the thickest and there are small areas by my ear that tend to grow in more compared to other areas. Nevertheless, the severity of my permanent hair loss is pretty drastic.

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Features to notice in each picture

  • shiny scalp

  • sparsity of hair throughout

  • hyper-pigmentation in multiple areas

  • density of hair at the back of my head is the thickest

  • redness

  • dryness

Shave Day

This is what my head looks like after I shave it. It is not a clean bald shave as the clippers I have doesn't allow for a close enough shave. But the below pictures will give you an idea of what it looks like on shave day.

Image 1: Left Side

Image 2: Back of Scalp

Image 3: Right Side

Image 4: Top of Scalp

This next set of photos below is my hair and scalp three weeks post shave day.

Image 1: Mid Scalp

Image 2: Back of Scalp

Image 3: Left Side

Image 4: Right Side