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Meet Our Members

When living with a rare disease, it is comforting to know that you are not alone. Each person’s journey with cicatricial alopecia is unique to them. Learn, be inspired, and get to know others through the connections at CARF. Share your story [...]

2021-03-24T14:07:28+00:00March 21st, 2021|Categories: Support|

Notes from CARF’s Director 2021

A Note from CARF’s Director Happy new year…we made it through!! Despite the twists and turns last year, CARF managed to tackle all the challenges that came our way and continued to shine. We were able to provide exceptional value, service, and connections despite this unprecedented global pandemic! Here are just a few of our accomplishments [...]

2021-01-21T19:56:20+00:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Support|

CARF365 Membership

COMING SOON Something Great is Growing at CARF.  We Asked. You Shared. We Made it Happen!  Introducing: A medically focused educational webinar on a specific topic associated with scarring hair loss with a medical expert every other month. A lifestyle-focused webinar from patients, vendors, [...]

2021-01-27T15:21:33+00:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Support|

CCCA Virtual Summit

Click the button to purchase the full taped version of the CCCA Virtual Conference Purchase Now 2020 Virtual Summit recap CARF’s First Virtual Patient-Doctor Summit Date: September 15, 2020 Location: Virtual Presentation Agenda Patient Testimonials: The [...]

2020-11-25T22:17:22+00:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Support|

Virtual Conference

Click the button to purchase the full taped version of the Hair Necessities Virtual Conference Purchase Now 2020 Virtual Conference recap CARF’s First Virtual Patient-Doctor Conference Date: July 18, 2020 Location: Virtual Presentation Agenda Patient Testimonials: I can't [...]

2020-11-25T22:17:43+00:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Support, temp|

A Closer Look at Scarring Alopecia According to Age

The group of hair loss conditions known as the “scarring alopecias” are less common overall than the non-scarring alopecias. Scarring alopecias include conditions such as lichen planopilaris (LPP), discoid lupus (DLE), frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), folliculitis decalvans (FD), central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) and dissecting cellulitis (DSC). This diagram shows the typical age ranges that patients [...]

2020-03-04T01:06:24+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Medical Articles|

A Closer Look at the Typical Course of Treating Lichen Planopilaris

Lichen planopilaris is a scarring alopecia. Treatments are largely focused on reducing inflammation in hopes that by doing so the disease can be stopped. In the present day, there are many aspects of LPP that are difficult to predict. We know to some degree which treatments are better than others. We know the proportion of patients [...]

2020-03-04T01:03:43+00:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Medical Articles|
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