Lichen Planopilaris (LPP) is a form of scarring alopecia and is a rare inflammatory condition that results in patchy permanent hair loss on the crown and vertex. It destroys the hair follicle and replaces it with scarring. Symptoms can include an intensely itchy scalp and scalp tenderness. LPP is considered a follicular form of Lichen Planus.
Caroline showing the effects of LPP
Caroline with her Intralace System
Diagnosis and Treatment
The cause of Lichen Planopilaris is unknown, but it is possibly connected to the body’s immune system. The diagnosis may be confirmed by a scalp biopsy. Treatment should be sought and provided early as no treatment recovers hairs that have been lost and replaced by scarring. Recommended treatments may include Oral hydroxychloroquine and potent topical corticosteroids. Please consult your Dermatologist.
The aim of treatment is to slow progression of the disease and relieve symptoms. Hair loss may continue, although at a slower rate.
Lichen Planopilaris and the Intralace System™
The Intralace System is an effective and practical way to manage permanent hair loss from LPP. Our client Caroline first visited us in December 2015.
If you suffer from LPP and would like to discuss your options then please contact us at any of the studios listed below
Our UK studios are conveniently situated in central locations in:
The Next Step
To arrange a private consultation at The Lucinda Ellery Consultancy please call:
0208 741 8224 - London Call
or use the London contact form
0161 359 3345 - Manchester Call
or use the Manchester contact form
0131 526 3222 - Edinburgh Call
or use the Edinburgh contact form
(0117) 203 3222 - Bristol Call
or use the Bristol contact form
0121 289 3567 - Midlands (Solihull) Call
or use the Solihull contact form
023 8110 3275 - Southampton Call
or use the Southampton contact form