My name is Richard and I've been dealing with AA since Nov 2012. My story begins with my barber noticing a small bald spot when cutting my hair. I ignored it until there were 3 spots, and then started growing from there. I've been reading people's blogs and noone has mentioned much about Diphencyprone (DCP) as a treatment lately. All the posts have been prior to 2014.
Is it because it's been discussed to death already? Or are people generally unaware? DCP treatment is a solution that is applied to your bald spots via q-tips. The solution causes you to break out in a rash to reset the auto immune system around that area.
I started DCP around June of 2013 after my AA got progressively worse. I think I had 50% hair loss on the back of my head and it was continuing to grow. I was put on DCP by my dermatologist after he's had success with it on totalis with younger kids. With on and off again treatment, I think I've reduced hairloss to about 20%. I wish I could show you before and after pictures because the change is drastic (i deleted the progression of my hair loss because I was just so depressed looking at it every time).
Please share your own story with DCP! Make no mistake about it, everyone going through the DCP treatment has similar experiences!