DPCP is a topical treatment used for patients with alopecia areata. After an initial application dose of 2%, patients (or their family member, spouse, etc) apply the medication at home on a weekly basis - provided they have received appropriate training from our office. Training is very important as DPCP can cause serious rashes and blisters to other parts of the body if not properly applied. Nitrile gloves are recommended by the individual applying DPCP to limit his/her exposure. We prefer this over latex or vinyl gloves.
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