i have a question about dr. richard strick. i went to see him because of your very positive comments about him on this site regarding his treatments of alopecia areata using his dncb treatment.
1. He claims its successful 90% of the time, if it is that successful, i would imagine the fda would approve it & other doctors would use it to treat patients because that would be a huge deal for those who have alopecia areata.
2. After speaking with him and his staff, I have heard about 2-3 contradictions (or at least apparent). For example one of his staff said “it does not work on body hair” & he said no it definitely does work on body hair. (different conversations at different times)
Basically my question to you is, do you think or would you put it past dr. strick to outright lie or maybe exaggerate about the effectiveness of this treatment for whatever reasons he may have? Im not sure what to make of this, i want to have confidence in this treatment but my confidence is shaken.
Are you sure you heard him right? What you experienced sounds like confusing signals and you should go back to him to get clarification. To my knowledge, he does not use this dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) treatment for body hair alopecia areata.
I provided photos of a patient that I met with who had a great result from the treatment, so the effectiveness was clear to me. I can’t vouch for success rates, but I’d be honest with him and ask Dr. Strick to clarify some of the issues you had from your previous visit.