Title: Corrective photoepilation for improper hairline placement after hair transplantation.
Authors: Moreno-Arias GA, Navarra E, Vilalta A, Ferrando J
Journal: Dermatol Surg 2000 Aug;26(8):790-2; discussion 792
Affiliated institution: Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain. email@example.com
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BACKGROUND: Noncoherent filtered flashlamp pulsed light has not been used for correction of surgical problems after hair transplantation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical results of photoepilation in a patient with improper hairline placement after hair transplantation. METHODS: A noncoherent filtered flashlamp pulsed light source was used to photoepilate the misplaced frontal hairline in a 37-year-old Caucasian man, skin phototype IV (Fitzpatrick scale), who suffered from common baldness grade IV (Ebling scale) and had undergone a hair transplant 6 years before. The frontal hairline received three treatment sessions at 2-month intervals with the following treatment parameters: 695 nm cutoff filter, fluence 38 J/cm2, 3.5-msec pulse duration, triple-pulse mode, and 30-msec delay. The gulfs received two treatment sessions with the same protocol. RESULTS: Final clinical aspect was good and no hair regrowth in the frontal hairline has been observed after 1.5 years of follow-up. CONCLUSION: Noncoherent filtered flashlamp pulsed light is a novel therapeutic choice that offers a nonsurgical solution to unnatural hairline after hair transplantation.