The type of treatment varies depending on the diagnosis:
- For non-scarring hair loss topical applictaions (steroids, minoxidil, anthralin), intralesional and systemic steroid treatments are available. Autologous therapy with PRP is often used as adjuvant therapy. If appropriate the repair of the receded hairline area of the scalp can be treated with a hair transplant.
- For scarring hair loss such as in cases of lichen planus and lupus, corticosteroids are usually topically or intralesionally. Systematic therapies may be used where appropriate. In cases of infection-type inflammation, treatment includes antibiotics and isotretinoin.