Frontale Fibroserende Alopecie

Frontale Fibroserende Alopecie

Frontale fibroserende alopecie (FFA) is a type of scarring alopecia where hair loss occurs primarily around the front hairline and temples. This condition often results in a receding hairline and can lead to permanent hair loss if left untreated. The exact cause of FFA is unknown, but it is believed to involve autoimmune mechanisms where the body's immune system attacks hair follicles.

  • In Women: FFA usually presents as a progressive recession of the frontal hairline, often accompanied by eyebrow loss.
  • In Men: FFA is less common but can still cause significant hairline recession and thinning in the frontal area.

Genetic Origins and Mechanisms of Frontale Fibroserende Alopecie

Frontale fibroserende alopecie is a relatively rare condition affecting more women than men, particularly after menopause. The characteristic feature is the gradual recession of the hairline, which can also affect the eyebrows and other body hair.

Permanent hair loss in FFA is caused by inflammation that leads to scarring of the hair follicles, preventing them from producing new hair. This scarring process is typically associated with a band of redness and inflammation along the hairline.

Understanding the Role of Inflammation and the Hair Cycle

In FFA, an inflammatory process targets the hair follicles, leading to fibrosis (scarring) and ultimately the destruction of the follicles. This inflammation disrupts the normal hair cycle and leads to permanent hair loss in the affected areas.

Normal Hair Cycle

The hair cycle involves the coordinated effort of hair roots, follicles, proteins, vitamins, and nutrients to produce new hairs approximately every five years. This cycle includes: - **Growth Phase:** Hair grows for about five years. - **Transition Phase:** The old hair is pushed out as a new hair forms. - **Resting Phase:** The old hair is held loosely in the scalp as 'dead material'. - **Shedding Phase:** The old hair falls out, and new hair grows in its place.

Hair Cycle and Frontale Fibroserende Alopecie

In people with FFA, the inflammatory process shortens the growth phase and leads to the permanent destruction of hair follicles. This results in a progressive and irreversible loss of hair in the affected areas.

  • Growth Phase: Inflammation shortens the growth phase and damages the hair follicles.
  • Transition Phase: The old hair is pushed out, but new hair is unable to grow due to follicle damage.
  • Resting Phase: The old hair is no longer nourished, and new hair fails to form.
  • Shedding Phase: The old hair falls out, and no new hair grows to replace it.

Hair Follicles: Hair Production

Each hair follicle grows a single hair. Healthy follicles produce thick, long hairs, while inflamed and scarred follicles in FFA produce thin, short hairs or no hair at all.

Genetic Factors in Frontale Fibroserende Alopecie

While the exact cause of FFA is not fully understood, genetic predisposition and autoimmune responses are believed to play a significant role. The presence of specific genetic factors may increase the likelihood of developing FFA, leading to an autoimmune attack on the hair follicles.

Treatment Options: Managing Inflammation

The effectiveness of treatments like TRIX Gamma, a dietary supplement, is based on reducing inflammation and supporting hair follicle health. TRIX Gamma contains ingredients that help soothe inflammation and promote a healthier scalp environment, potentially slowing the progression of FFA.

What Happens If I Do Nothing?

If you have FFA and choose not to take action, your hair loss will progressively worsen. Hair will become thinner and fall out more quickly, leading to increasingly visible scalp areas and bald spots. Early treatment yields better results by managing inflammation and preserving existing hair follicles.

Suitable for All Ages?

Starting treatment early can slow down the balding process, but even older individuals can benefit from supplements. Younger people, however, can benefit for a longer period by delaying visible baldness and maintaining healthier hair for longer.

Is It Frontale Fibroserende Alopecie or Another Hair Condition?

Recognizing FFA is usually straightforward due to its characteristic pattern of hairline recession and associated inflammation. However, if you're unsure, consulting a dermatologist can provide 100% certainty and help rule out other conditions like androgenetic alopecia or telogen effluvium.


Ignoring frontale fibroserende alopecie can lead to significant hair loss and bald spots. It is crucial to take prompt action to slow or even stop hair loss. Medications and dietary supplements can offer an effective solution by reducing inflammation and supporting hair follicle health. If you notice your hair thinning or are unsure about the cause of your hair loss, we invite you to contact a doctor or a dermatologist. Currently we do not provide supplements tailored for FFA. 

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