Hi Tori, I'm a bit confused....you had mentioned that the sensitive/painful areas of your scalp........where you were losing the most hair....are no longer sensitive, do you attribute this change to the ApHogee treatments? I have painful areas of my scalp, along with small red scabs, where my hair loss is always more profuse. The worse the pain, the more hair I lose, ditto for the areas of the small red scabs, the worst hair loss is there. I have these small painful red scabs on my head, it's now going into FIVE years! Every medication, both oral (Doxycycline antibiotics) and topical meds....as well as natural treatments Apple Cider Vinegar/ Baking Soda paste, Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil.....have not worked on the scabs. I'd be willing to try anything at this point to get these painful ongoing scabs off my head! Some of the scabs do heal, but they magically appear again in a few days or a few weeks....even using sulfate free shampoos did not help. I've also experimented with not dyeing the areas where the scabs are, as well as not dyeing my white roots for months....NOTHING has helped these scabs.