Hey, Dr. Rassman. Thank you for checking in. Unfortunately (or, perhaps, fortunately, in that I have an answer) I was diagnosed today with lichen planopilaris. It seems worst case in a way, but again, I’m relieved to have an answer. Starting injections soon. I’ve finally found a good dermatologist that was willing to take a biopsy and didn’t just prescribe finasteride at the first mention of “hair loss.” Thank you for perusing this subreddit and helping people out. If we’re here, we’re miserable, and it’s good to have someone here who will listen and give actual advice. All the best, and happy holidays to you and yours
This is becoming more and more common in younger men and men of all ages. We used to think that this was a woman’s scalp disease and now we know better. You must get a good doctor when you treat hair loss, as this man struggled to get the proper diagnosis. If he was to be transplanted by some over-zealous hair transplant surgeon, it would have failed because the disease that took his hair away would have done the same thing to his hair transplants.