Went to the dermatologist a couple of weeks ago because my hubby kept saying he could see my scalp (I usually have quite thick hair and always have). A biopsy was done and the results were 'scarring hairloss' or in other words lichen planopilaris. He wrote script for steriod creme and says see you for follow up in 2 months! Before I could even ask any question he was gone-total time spent was about 2 minutes. I hate the fact that I have to go in and get a diagnosis and then to have them do this type of thing. What the heck? Anyway told the assistant I wanted information on this as I wanted to do some research on my own. Got a pamphlet. It states that it often begins with small bumps on the scalp, redness, itch and scaly patches can develop. Scalp may feel tender or burn. I honestly do not believe I had any of these symptoms. My scalp does itch from time to time but not always. Yes, my hair is thinning but I am not sure there is actual areas where there is no hair or hair growth. I did read that it cannot always be a correct diagnosis without other testing. Like allergic reactions, etc. None of these doctors now days give a hoot on what the real cause is just give you meds. I do, as I do not want to put anything on or in my body that masks the problem, I want it to help! If anyone has had this disease please give some pointers. Thanks.