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Lichen planopilaris of the beard area

LPP of the Beard

Lichen planopilaris (LPP) can affect any area of the body that has hair. When it affects the scalp, it's often red, itchy and scaly/flaky.

When LPP affects the legs, arms facial hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, it's often completely asymptomatic and the patient simply notices hair has disappeared.  Occasionally, a bit of redness is seen in the area too as seen in this photo of the beard area in a man with lichen planopilaris of the facial hair.


Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299



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