View Full Version : Lichenplanopilaris patient successfully treated; 1 session; Mike Beehner, M.D.

Mike Beehner, M.D.
06-18-2014, 11:19 AM
This 61 y/o male was diagnosed 12 years ago with hair loss caused by Lichen Planopilaris, which causes a "scarring alopecia." He had an acute flare-up 5 years later in 2007, and claims it has been "dormant" since 2011.

As a precaution we did "test grafts", which are seen in the last three photos. The bare area we did the testing in is first shown, and then the recipient sites being made there, and finally, the growth of hairs in that study box.

He had his first session performed by myself in July of 2012. He had very good growth from the transplant. He was in the other day for a second session of 1218 grafts to increase density. His first session consisted of 1348 grafts, comprising 4127 hairs. 270 MFU grafts and 1078 FU's were used.

Usually, but not always, Lichen-planopilaris "burns out" and stays that way. Sometimes it can come back, in which case it is important for a patient who has been transplanted to get into his dermatologist for immediate treatment to calm things down and save the grafts. Steroid iinjections into the lesions is the treatment of choice. It is thought to be an auto-immune condition.

Mike Beehner, M.D.