Pseudopelade of Brocq
Pseudopelade of Brocq (PPB) is a scarring alopecia. It causes permanent hair loss. The cause is unknown.
In contrast to lichen planopilaris, there is little to no scale around hair follicles. The areas may be pink-colored when active. Treatment is similar to lichen planopilaris including use of topical steroids, steroid injections, topical calcineurin inhibitors, oral methotrexate, oral doxycycline, oral hydroxychloroquine and others.
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