CARF support groups serve as
a forum for patients to share insights in a supportive, safe and comfortable setting. Through the exchange of information, participants find emotional, medical and cosmetic support for living with cicatricial alopecia. For more information, please visit our patient support page.
Thank you for visiting the CARF website, where we hope you will learn about the latest information and resources concerning cicatricial alopecia.
Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia refers to a group of rare disorders which destroy the hair follicle and replace it with scar tissue, thereby causing permanent hair loss. It occurs worldwide in otherwise healthy men and women of all ages.
CARF has grown from a group of seven patients to include more than 850 patients who have received information through our patient support and educational work - newsletters, support groups, conferences, and website. In addition, CARF-funded research is leading the effort to find the cause and cure or prevention of cicatricial alopecia.
We are proud to present the Zamacona Productions short documentary, "Cicatricial Alopecia." This eight-minute presentation gives hope that one day there will be a cure and better treatments for this poorly understood group of diseases.
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