Lichen Planopilaris is an autoimmune disorder where "T" cells attack the hair follicle, and lead to scarring hair loss. The hair follicles no longer produce hair, but thankfully, it does not attack all the hair follicles. As with many autoimmune disorders, it is difficult to treat, and resolve. It is quite a hardship for those who have it, and unfortunately, hair does not grow back, but it tends to stop after a while. There is a need for more research in order to help those with Lichen, but in the meantime, it is important to keep the hair that is still growing. Many seek cortisone shots, and use "Rogaine" to prevent hair shedding.
Lichen Planopilaris, scarring alopecia, wreaks havoc on one's life, and psyche, it also creates scalp redness, itching and pain. We use a two-fold approach to restore our client's hair and treat their painful scalp.
Treating the scalp
A lost art in the hair industry is the scalp treatment, cosmetologist were taught that healthy hair comes from a healthy scalp. We would gently rub Queen Helene Cholesterol Cream on small sections of the scalp which helped to stimulate hair follicles and clear dermatitis and scalp scales. After the soothing scalp treatment, the scalp and hair were carefully cleansed.
This is the treatment we use to treat the scalp of one with Lichen Planopilaris, a scalp treatment takes approximately half an hour and reduces inflammation of the hair follicles. This treatment is performed before we apply a breathable hair topper.
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Treating the hair
Next, we address our clients' hair by fitting a hair topper that is carefully affixed with a beaded matrix to prevent hair tension and discomfort. The hair topper must be made with a "breathable" scalp base. A scalp base that is made of comfortable mesh without areas of polyurethane tends to be the most comfortable. Since those with Lichen have a sensitive scalp, the fine mesh allows air to flow, and water to be absorbed when washing. We exclusively design our hair pieces with fine mesh, and ribbon borders, and they are comfortable for everyone with hair loss. In fact, they mold to the scalp and dry easily.
We customize the individual hair toppers, aka hair systems, to our clients' color, hair density, hair length, and head size.
When the hair topper is ready to be removed (monthly), we retreat the scalp and reattach the hair topper. In the meantime, our clients can continue to seek medical advice and treatments.
Hair loss is devastating, it is our goal to create a safe and compassionate salon that addresses all hair loss conditions from hair loss due to chemotherapy, trichotillomania, all forms of alopecia, and lichen planopilaris. We work alongside dermatologists and medical professionals to help our clients live a happy life!
If you have questions regarding our services, feel free to book a free hair loss consultation. We take our time to address each client on a personal level. For those traveling to us, we stock our own brand of hair toppers which allows us to perform same-day service.
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Hair Loss background
With Alopecia Areata, fungal infections, other autoimmune diseases, thinning hair by Trichotillomania which removes hair follicles by physical means. At Noelle Salon, we cover the various approaches to hair solutions to treat hair loss, female pattern baldness, balding spots, and other conditions to which you lose hair. At Noelle Salon, we focus on hair growth techniques. Hair systems and hair extension maintenance is part of the journey while wearing them. For Trichotillomania, as our hair grows they both will loosen, and service is required. The difference between a hair system and hair extensions for Trichotillomania clients varies based on the location of hair loss.