Hello – I’m a 38 year old woman. A few years ago I had a couple of bald patches appear on the top of my head, caused by work stress. About 6 months ago they started itching, I went to a dermatologist yesterday who says I have pseudopelade of brocq. Of which there is no cure, I’m told. The patches are about 2cm by 1cm and about 1cm square. I’ve had to move my parting so that I know no one can see it.
Do you know if there is anything I can do to help it? I’ve heard that derma micro needling can help to regrow? What about some form of tattoo? Any help appreciated.
For those unfamiliar with the term “pseudopelade”, here’s the origin from Medscape — “In 1888, Brocq used the term pseudopelade to describe a unique form of cicatricial alopecia resembling alopecia areata (Pelade is the French term for alopecia areata).”
In short, it is a scarring type of alopecia without a good medical treatment. Micro needling will not work.
Your last option may be Scalp MicroPigmentation (SMP), but that will only color in your scalp. This may work for men who can shave their head to make it look uniform, but for women with any length of their hair surrounding the patches it may not work to maintain a natural appearance. We have treated many scarring alopecia patients with great results using SMP.