by Mrs. Alberson
(Los Angeles, CA)
Dear Dr. Weaver,
Years ago I was diagnosed with Cicatricial Alopecia. I had a biopsy done and all the testing neccessary. Through the years, I've tried multiple products and to no avail, no success with regrowing my hair. Are there any products that you know of that work for this issue. I've spent thousands of dollars on products and I'm still looking for the right one. There are two products that have recently come to market, but I'm apprehensive to spend any additional money until I know that this is treatable. What are your suggestions? I appreciate your website, your time and caring concern.
I understand the concern you express about trying to find a product to help with cicatricial alopecia. However, at this time, there are no specific products that will help to generate new hair follicles in the areas that they have been lost.
At some point in time, medical research should lead to discoveries that will make it possible to insert stem cells for hair follicles in the areas of hair loss and scarring so that new hair can grow in these areas.
As of today, hair transplant surgery is the only way to relocate healthy growing hair to the area of scarring. However, it is important to make sure that the disease process has stopped and the hair loss is not progressing before transplant surgery is attempted.
Seymour M. Weaver, III, M.D.