DrHillHairLoss: Bringing the Science to Hair Care

Welcome to Dr. Hill's hair loss blog. This site is dedicated to anyone who is interested in understanding the fundamentals about hair care, hair loss disorders, and common scalp conditions.

Dr. Hill is happy to announce she will be providing Medical and holistic treament for your Hair, Skin, And Nails at her new office, The Skin of Culture and Hair Center (SOCAH Center) starting in September 2015. Appointment sign up is open .

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Acne Keloidalis Nuchae

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN), also known as acne keloidalis, or folliculitis keloidalis, is a type of folliculitis (inflammation of the follicle) that can lead to scarring bumps and permanent alopecia. AKN primarily affects the posterior neck in men but can also occur in women.  AKN occurs most commonly in African Americans and less commonly amongst Hispanics, Asians, […]

dissecting cellulitis

Dissecting cellulitis

Dissecting cellulitis (DC) also known as Perifolliculitis Capitis Abscedens et Suffodiens is an inflammatory scalp condition that can lead to scarring alopecia. DC primarily affects males that are between the ages of20 to 40 years old and most commonly African Americans followed by Hispanics, then Caucasians. DC typically begans as a painful inflamed follicle (Acne-like […]


Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) or chronic lupus erythematosus is an inflammatory skin condition that typically affects the scalp, face, ears, and lips. DLE is a type of the autoimmune condition known as lupus erythematosus, or Lupus. DLE is on one end of the spectrum of Lupus in which only the skin is involved, compared to […]


Pseudopelade of Brocq

Pseudopelade of Brocq (PPB) is a hair loss condition with great debate behind the activity of the condition. There is thought that PPB is an actively smoldering primary inflammatory condition that can be slowed or stopped. Another belief is that PPB is the end result of any inflammatory alopecia and no further treatment is needed. The […]