Client was diagnosed with discoid lupus on her scalp also known as scarring lupus or cutaneous lupus. Discoid lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes a severe rash on the skin. It gets its name from the coin-shaped lesions it produces and can affect the scalp, causing permanent scarring with hair loss (alopecia).
After analysing her scalp to determine her condition was not currently active, carrying out patch tests and speaking with specialists we were happy to proceed with her first scalp micropigmentation treatment and the results speak for themselves.
The client is delighted with her SMP and relieved she no longer needs to apply hair fibres every morning to camouflage the patches on her scalp. In her words; “Toppix can be visible when it’s really hot and when it is the product looks awful and really shiny”.
PLEASE NOTE: early recognition and treatment of discoid lupus can significantly improve the prognosis, so if you think you are experiencing similar then please don’t delay in contacting your GP asking for a referral dermatologist.
Scarring conditions are not easy to treat and scalp micropigmentation is not always possible for some with these conditions. Each case is treated individually.