Scale Gone, Redness Remains
Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a scarring hair loss condition. The goal of treating LPP is to stop the condition. Successful treatment is associated with a halting of hair loss but also with an improvement in the symptoms and signs of the disease. Patients will notice a reduction in itching and burning and clinically there will be an improvement in scaling and redness around hairs. Sometimes scaling is the first to improve and improvements in redness happen later. This picture shows a patient with partially treated lichen planopilaris. The disease is still active although scaling has improved. The patient's itching has also improved.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887