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


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To arrange a free private consultation at The Lucinda Ellery Consultancy please call:

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