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A Hairy Situation: Laser Hair Removal after Oral Reconstruction. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2018 Mar;127(3):205-208 PMID: 29291276

Pubmed ID

29291276

DOI

10.1177/0003489417750930

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To present a case series of 4 patients who underwent postoperative hair removal using the long-pulsed Alexandrite or Nd:YAG laser following intraoral cutaneous flap reconstruction.

METHODS: Patients underwent epilation in dermatology clinic with long-pulsed Alexandrite or Nd:YAG lasers, spaced 8 weeks apart, until hair removal was achieved.

RESULTS: All patients achieved improvement in hair removal regardless of initial flap donor site with significant improvement in quality of life and minimal side effects.

CONCLUSIONS: The long-pulsed Alexandrite and Nd:YAG represent safe and effective treatment options to improve patient quality of life following intraoral flap repair following excision of malignancy.

Author List

Shields BE, Moye MS, Bayon R, Sperry SM, Wanat KA

Author

Karolyn A. Wanat MD Associate Professor in the Dermatology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Aged
Beryllium
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Female
Hair Removal
Humans
Laser Therapy
Lasers
Male
Middle Aged
Mouth Neoplasms
Oral Surgical Procedures
Postoperative Complications
Quality of Life
Skin Transplantation
Surgical Flaps
Treatment Outcome
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