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Lichen Planopilaris...newly diagnosed

Skin Health | Last Active: Mar 31 11:43pm | Replies (38)

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@nets2020

I was diagnosed with lichen planopilaris 13 months ago by my dermatologist during an annual skin cancer screening. I have had steroid shots in my scalp every 3 months, I take 200 mg of hydroxychloroquine twice daily. I put a mixture of fluocinonide0.05% and men’s romaine (half and half) on my scalp every night. I bought a laser had and use it every other day for 30 minutes. I also tried PRP (had three treatments). I discontinued that treatment because initially I lost a lot more hair. I do not seem to be losing a lot of hair now, still have scarring bald spots that will never regrow hair. I always have new hair coming in, sometimes more than others. I would like to know if anyone has shampoo products to recommend. My hairdresser colors my hair with henna . I am only washing my hair once a week and do not use a hair dryer. Would like to hear from others with this problem.

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Hi @nets2020, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am glad to hear that you are having less hair loss recently.

I am including one of Mayo's Q and A on treating hair loss:
https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-treating-hair-loss/
The henna sounds like a great way to remedy some of the hair loss and discoloration. Do you find that it helps with self confidence?