LPP: A Scarring Hair Loss Condition
Lichen planopilaris ("LPP") is a scarring alopecia (scarring hair loss condition). Inflammation first develops around hair follicles which triggers the development of scar tissue (fibrosis) around hairs. This inflammatory reaction causes hairs to eventually die. One such injured hair is shown in the photo.
Many patients first develop scalp itching, burning and tenderness. Once a hair is destroyed, it can not regrow. Early recognition of the disease and aggressive treatment and frequent monitoring is essential.
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