Lichen Planopilaris

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.

Jacquie before applying the Intralace

Caroline showing the effects of LPP

Jacquie at our Edinburgh Studio

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.

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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. 

Read Caroline’s Story of coping with Lichen Planopilaris

If you suffer from LPP and would like to discuss your options then please contact us at any of the studios listed below


Our Locations

Our UK studios are conveniently situated in central locations in:


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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 832 2857 - 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