What is Lichen Planopilaris?
Lichen Planopilaris is one of the inflammatory skin diseases which causes patchy hair losses. If the problem continues, it may lead to complete hair baldness on the scalp. This problem usually affects the middle-aged women and resulted through lichen planus. Lichen Planopilaris causes red pimples which appear just about a cluster of hairs. Blistering is quite rare in this case, although it may highly affect the hair follicles. It may also lead to raising the lesions on the skin and mucous membranes. Hair loss may become permanent if it leads to permanent scarring.
It has been divided into three parts:-
Lichen Planopilaris are usually referred to as the white patches on the scalp causing hair loss. There will be no opening of hair follicles causing permanent hair loss. One may find redness and rashes on the patches causing itching and pain. Hair follicles may become so weak that leads to pulling out the hairs quickly and easily. These small patches may cover the larger bald areas. This hair loss problem affects the front sides and lowers back sides of the scalp.
The most common signs and symptoms which can be seen in people are:-
Although symptoms may vary from person to person, Lichen Planopilaris may become gradually progressive.
There are no adequate facts available causing Lichen Planopilaris. This seems to be rare disease although it may become the common cause of scarring hair loss. Some of the common factors triggering hair loss are:-
An Expert Dermatologist may examine and may provide you the right information related to the cause of this hair loss and skin inflammation problem.
To diagnose the Lichen Planopilaris, following methods can be used:-
The Test and Analysis can be done under the guidance of Expert Dermatologist of Hair Specialists.
Lichen Planopilaris is one of the rare hair loss conditions of which treatments are not easy to find. The treatment will vary according to the affected scalp only. if the treatment is done at the initial stage, results can be seen otherwise, it may become difficult to cure the Hair Loss Problem at the progressive stage.
There are various types of oral, topical, injections are available to help cure the Lichen Planopilaris by stimulating hair follicles. These are moderate potency steroid cream, steroid injections or systemic corticosteroids, Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), Tetracycline, retinoids (Accutane), oral cyclosporine, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil, rituximab, and pioglitazone. These medicines will cure the problem for the short span of periods. There are chances of reoccurrence once the medicines are stopped.
Chances of getting treatments will always vary person to person.