Alopecia is well known as a general term for hair loss, but some forms of alopecia don’t get a lot of attention. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), the most common scarring alopecia among Black women, is one of them.

Angelo Landriscina, MD, dermatology chief resident at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, recently took to TikTok to share some truths about the condition and bring awareness to a commonly overlooked issue in dermatology affecting the Black community.