Bhushan Patil
Bhushan Patil
It was a great experience to opt Dr Malay Mehta's Aesthetic Clinic for many reasons. Consultation is free and detailed. Everything about the procedure and cost is well explained by assistants followed by detailed information by Dr Malay himself. No hidden charges or surplus amount is charged. The overall process is very transparent. And the best part about Dr Malay is he makes sure that the hairline is in sync with your face. Basically he tries to keep it natural. Aesthetic sense , precision and hygiene in this procedure is a crucial part and that is what probably sets him apart from all others. Coming to the actual procedure, the clinic is clean and the staff is friendly. They make sure that procedure remains painless and you're comfortable, it's a priority for them. All your doubts are cleared at any point of time so you can be stressfree.. Dr. Malay is always available for any pre/post procedure queries. Overall my experience at Dr. Mehta's clinic was great and it was a wise decision to opt this clinic for my hair transplant procedure. I am very happy with the results. It has almost been 6 months after procedure. Hairline looks good. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mehta.
Sainath Prabhu
Sainath Prabhu
Hello Everyone. Its been more than a year I had my hair transplant done from this clinic and I must say it has been one of the best decisions of my life. The results are amazing. Initially I was skeptical as I had crown balding and most of the doctors were not very positive about crown transplant but I must confess Dr Malay handled my case very efficiently and cleared most of my doubts which others could not. He gave me the confidence to go ahead with the surgery and so fars the results have been great. All the technicians are really polite and helpful and make the surgery procedure seem like a cakewalk . I will surely recommend Dr Malay for all hair related problems as he is one of the few doctors who is really passionate and has thorough understanding of his craft.
alen ram
alen ram
Dr Mehta, Dr Chervi and there team - Implanter Prarthesh and Akshay, Helpar Vishal Mishra, the reception staff Shanjana, and the whole team, were amazing, as they knew I was travelling from aboard they ensured my medication was ordered in advance an handed to me, the staff are very welcoming, Mr Malay vision on customer services is reflected in there staff. Can’t wait to see them in 6 months, definitely bringing chocolate
Prof. Mahesh Agrawal
Prof. Mahesh Agrawal
Highly safe and hair transplant by an expert of top most rank. Far better than many many famous clinics. Reasonable and logical. ***** OUT OF FIVE IN MY EXPERIENCE!
dheeraj pardesi
dheeraj pardesi
Great Dr and his team, I have had my HT done from another Dr, and the results were not good at all, After going with the procedure with Dr Malay the results are great infact he has done a correction surgery as well, Mine was a difficult case since I had weak donner area, But Dr suggested a beard transplant as well which resulted a decent outcome, (just 7 months as of now) So guys if you have had a surgery before or have a problem Donner area and especially if all hope is lost with other Dr's, then Dr Malay Mehta is the Man for you. he is young, skilled, passionate about his job and very practical,
Dattatreya Vyas
Dattatreya Vyas
The staff is highly professional blessed with a great leader in the form of Malay sir. Everything is as it should be. Extremely caring staff. Great post treatment support from the team. Would strongly recommend this team and Doctor Malay Mehta.
Govind Raj Ayyengar
Govind Raj Ayyengar
Hi, I have visited this clinic from Melbourne to get a minor hair transplantation on my crown area. I have been talking to Mamta (admin) and Dr Malay for more an year but couldn’t travel due to the COVID restrictions. I have finally made it here and got my procedure done. The entire team is professional and been very patient throughout my journey. Team refused to take any tips. Special thanks to Dr Malay, Mamta (admin), Dr Charvi, Prathamesh, Shashank, Aditya (technicians).
Kiel D'Silva
Kiel D'Silva
Dr Metha and his staff are really amazing, initially when I went to his clinic, he sat down he with and explained to me the entire procedure and cleared any doubts that I had in my mind. After speaking with Dr Metha I decided to go ahead with the procedure, which was done very smoothly, after 8 months I am very happy with the results and also it's very comforting that Dr Metha and his staff ask me to come for follow up sessions to make sure everything is alright.
shashank shetty
shashank shetty
Dr Malay mehta … Boy!!! he is the best in his business. Almost after 6 months of sniffing around for best hair transplant surgeons in mumbai based on reviews, follow ups and other factors i shortlisted him.During my first visit he thoroughly examined my head and told what needs to be done and he is polite, calm and friendly and he brought me into confidence and i was good to go for the transplant procedure. Transplant day (2 days) - 1st day - 2800 graft of hair follicle 2nd day - 2000 graft of hair follicle. Procedure - FUE saffire. Procedure was as smooth as i had imagined. His team is amazing and big thanks to all of them to support during the procedure stages . Dr Malay was present through out the procedure and the OT is very well maintained with proper housekeeing and hygiene being too notch. Post procedure is had some queries and doubt and dr malay is spontaneous on replying to all your queries on whatsaap when needed. In short to sum it all —- I have had a fantastic experience with Dr Malay and team and result is pretty evident and would highly highly recommend Marvel clinic for hair transplant procedure. Cheers 🥂

What is Lichen Planopilaris?

Are you experiencing an itchy, painful, tender scalp?
Are you losing hair and can’t figure out why?

You may have lichen planopilaris, an inflammatory condition that affects the hair follicles on your head. This condition affects women at higher rates than men and typically presents in adulthood.

Hair loss can be mentally distressing and negatively impact your quality of life. Fortunately, there are options to minimise this psychological impact and improve your symptoms.

If you are suffering from lichen planopilaris, you can seek treatment in Mumbai from the Malay Mehta Aesthetic Clinic. We offer services such as hair transplant, hair reconstruction, and hair growth enhancement for men and women to treat lichen planopilaris in Mumbai, India. Book a consultation online or call +91-7045291747 to start your treatment journey today.

Lichen planopilaris is a scalp condition presenting as smooth patches of hair loss, where no hair follicles are visible. These patches are usually surrounded by scaly and red skin, and nearby hairs are easily pulled out. The exact cause of this disease is yet to be determined, however, it is commonly thought to be a variant of lichen planus. The clinical features of this condition are largely consistent across skin types.

Alongside the smooth hairless patches, patients may also experience itching, burning, tenderness, discomfort, and pain in the affected region. The primary complications of this condition are hair loss as well as eyelash and eyebrow loss, and importantly the associated psychological effects.

Lichen Planopilaris

Who Gets Lichen Planopilaris and Why?

This condition generally affects middle-aged women, however, it can affect anyone. It is commonly associated with lichen planus, a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and mucosae.

Lichen planus is an auto-immune disorder mediated by T-cells where immune cells target a protein in keratinocytes in the skin and mucous membranes. This can develop due to a genetic predisposition, stress, injury (such as cuts, abrasion, or surgery), herpes zoster disease, systemic viral infections (e.g. hepatitis C), contact allergies, or drugs. There are a variety of other conditions associated with lichen planus.

Types of Lichen Planopilaris


There are three main categories of this condition: classic, frontal fibrosing alopecia and Lassueur Graham-Little Piccardi Syndrome.

Classic Lichen Planopilaris

The classic type of this condition is also referred to as follicular lichen planus and presents with smooth, white patches of hair loss on the scalp. These patches are typically surrounded by red and scaly skin.

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a variant that affects the frontal scalp area and eyebrows. Diagnosing FFA involves the detection of isolated terminal hairs in the frontal scalp, as well as chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus and skin biopsy.

Lassueur Graham-Little Piccardi Syndrome

Lassueur Graham-Little Piccardi syndrome is a rare variant characterised by progressively worsening patchy hair loss on the scalp associated with scarring, thinning of armpit and pubic hair without scarring, and spiky bumps on hair follicles. It is not uncommon to have a complete loss of hair in the armpit and groin. Lassueur Graham-Little Piccardi syndrome is officially diagnosed when all three of these clinical features are present, as well as a scalp biopsy.

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Causes of Hair Loss in Lichen Planopilaris

Hair is lost in this disease because the immune cells of the body target hair follicles. Destruction of hair follicles leads to hair fall and can result in scarring in the area. This causes patchy hair loss and loss of hair follicles within the patches themselves.

When do symptoms of this disease begin?

While anyone can be affected by this condition at any age, symptoms of lichen planus are most likely to manifest in adult life, between the ages of 19-65.

Differential diagnosis for Lichen Planopilaris

Lichen planopilaris shares symptoms with a number of other related conditions, which it can sometimes be mistaken for. This is known as a differential diagnosis, and similar conditions include

Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE)

DLE is the most common form of cutaneous lupus, and a sub-type of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Characteristic features of DLE include scaly patches on the scalp, face, and ears, which commonly lead to scarring, hair loss, and dyspigmentation.

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA)

CCCA is a scarring variant of alopecia leading to permanent loss of hair. It is highly prevalent in black women but can affect anyone. Patients present with mid-scalp balding extending outward. Hair follicles are typically not seen in hairless areas, making the scalp look shiny.

Folliculitis decalvans

Folliculitis decalvans is a chronic condition associated with neutrophilic inflammation, typically affecting males in their 40’s-50’s. Patients present with white patches of scarring hair loss on the scalp as well as induration, formation of follicular pustules and crusts around the patch, hyperkeratosis of the hair follicles, as well as itching, pain, or discomfort.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease affecting the hair follicles, leading to hair loss predominantly on the scalp. Alopecia affects people of all ages and all ethnicities.

Pseudopelade of Brocq

Pseudopelade of Brocq is a form of scalp baldness with an unknown cause. Patients present with small patches of hairlessness beginning at the highest point of the scalp. Patches can be found singularly or in multiples, they are often smooth and soft, round or oval in shape, not scaly, and skin-coloured.

How is Lichen Planopilaris diagnosed?

Diagnosis of lichen planopilaris is achieved by a combination of clinical features, including patchy hair loss, lack of hair follicles in patches, redness and scale surrounding patches, itching, burning, and pain in the scalp, and microscopic analysis of a sample of tissue from the affected area.

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Hair loss due to lichen planopilaris can be very distressing.

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Lichen Planopilaris Treatment Mumbai

Treatment should be started early, as hair cannot be regrown over scar tissue. Lichen planopilaris treatment in Mumbai is designed to slow disease progression and improve symptoms. Examples of anti-inflammatory treatment options include topical, intralesional, or oral corticosteroids, topical tacrolimus or minoxidil, hydroxychloroquine, tetracycline, ciclosporin, or methotrexate.

Other non-pharmacological methods include hair colouring, strategic hair styling, or the use of hairpieces to improve the self-esteem of the patient. Scalp reduction or hair transplant surgery is also an option in end-stage diseases with large scarred areas.

The outcome of Lichen Planopilaris

Disease prognosis cannot be predicted for this condition, particularly as the response to treatment is very variable among patients. In some cases, it can improve on its own, but in other cases, it can progressively worsen. 

How Much Does Lichen Planopilaris Treatment Cost?

Treatment of lichen planopilaris in Mumbai will differ depending on the type of treatment. Conservative approaches cost a lot less than invasive approaches. For the best estimate of the cost of your treatment, we recommend that you book an appointment with Dr Mehta to determine your personalised treatment.

How does Dr Mehta help Lichen Planopilaris?

Dr Mehta offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in hair loss treatment. To help treat this condition, Dr Mehta can prescribe topical minoxidil, which is applied to the scalp twice daily. This has been shown to improve hair growth in as little as three months. Dr Mehta can also use laser therapy to stimulate hair growth, or mesotherapy involving subcutaneous injection of stimulating nutrients directly to the scalp. In severe cases, Dr Mehta can also offer lichen planopilaris hair transplant in Mumbai.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lichen planopilaris is a hair-loss condition that can be distressing. Find answers to frequently asked questions below:

Lichen planus affecting the hair follicles is thought to be a cause of this condition. It is characterised by patchy hairlessness predominantly on the scalp accompanied by itching, burning, pain, and discomfort.

Patients present with smooth, white patches of hair loss on their scalp, typically red and scaly at the edges. 

In some cases, lichen planopilaris can improve on its own, but in other cases, it will get progressively worse. Treatment should be started early to slow the progression of the disease and relieve symptoms. 

Fatigue can be a symptom of lichen planus. Ask your doctor if you are concerned.  

Lichen planopilaris can cause permanent hair loss. While it is typically patchy, if left untreated, it is possible that all hair on the scalp can be lost as the disease progresses.

While the exact cause remains unknown, it is thought that lichen planopilaris is an autoimmune disease where immune cells attack the hair follicles.

There is some evidence to suggest that there may be an influence of genetic predisposition to developing this condition. This familial component is not yet well established.

There is no cure at this time. Treatment measures aim to relieve symptoms and slow the progression of the disease, but a cure has yet to be determined. 

This usually results in permanent hair loss. Hair cannot regrow in areas that have scarred over. Treatment options aim to slow the progression of the disease and improve overall hair thickness, but hair regrowth in scarred areas is not possible.

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