You’re not alone.
It’s hard enough to find reliable help as a woman facing a hair loss condition, but rare conditions are especially difficult. Though only 3% of women’s hair loss is caused by scarring alopecias, these conditions are to blame for a great deal of suffering. Our team understands, and we’re determined to help women with even the rarest and most confounding forms of hair loss. If you’ve been diagnosed with Lichen Planopilaris or any other form of cicatricial alopecia, you’re not alone. Unique Hair Concepts has experience with these conditions, and our team is passionate about finding options that ease the pain of the hair loss they cause.
LPP is a Scarring (or Cicatricial) Alopecia
Lichen planopilaris is different from other types of hair loss because it is an inflammatory autoimmune disease. Anyone can develop LPP, but it usually appears in middle-aged women. It is not contagious. When someone has LPP, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy hair follicles, destroying them and replacing them with scar tissue. The inflammation often causes painful or very itchy purplish bumps to appear on the scalp. Since several types of hair loss can cause the patchy pattern of hair loss seen in Lichen Planopilaris, diagnosis can be difficult. Stylists and even doctors can mistake hair loss scattered across the scalp for a more typical alopecia. A scalp biopsy is needed to truly diagnose LPP, and once detected, hair loss cannot be reversed.
How We Can Help
At Unique Hair Concepts, Flora has brought together the most advanced solutions for women’s hair loss. She tests every option extensively before deciding whether to offer it to her clients. Though hair loss due to LPP can’t be reversed, we have incredible methods for adding new hair that appear totally natural and can keep up with even the most active lifestyles. From hair integration and personalized wigs, to the state-of-the-art Cesare Ragazzi CNC prosthetic system, there is an affordable and effective option for everyone. Our goal is to help you love your hair again, no matter what type of condition has caused its loss.
If you’ve received a diagnosis of Lichen Planopilaris, you likely know that the hair loss caused by it is permanent. It’s very important for women seeking help to understand that a hair loss specialist can hide or fill in LPP-related hair loss, but cannot help damaged hair regrow. The best approach for women facing LPP is to first consider medical options with a physician, and then find a trusted hair loss specialist, who can help replace lost hair and relieve scalp irritation. If you suspect you may have Lichen Planopilaris, tell your doctor or make an appointment with a dermatologist as soon as possible. Though LPP hair loss can’t be cured, its progression can be prevented. When you’ve received a diagnosis, we’re here to help you feel great about your hair again.