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 Whistler office at 604.283.1887