Title: Khite: a non-Western technique for temporary hair removal.
Authors: Abdel-Gawad MM, Abdel-Hamid IA, Wagner RF Jr
Journal: Int J Dermatol 1997 Mar;36(3):217
Affiliated institution: Department of Dermatology, University of Mansoura, Egypt.
PMID: 9159010, UI: 97302763
BACKGROUND: Khite (also known as fatlah in Egypt) is a manual technique of temporary vellus hair removal that is widely performed in the Middle East.
METHODS: The technique of khite is reviewed as illustrated.
RESULTS: Khite is an effective method of removing unwanted vellus hairs.
CONCLUSIONS: Dermatologists in all parts of the world should be familiar with khite, because the ease of international travel may bring patients to their attention who have khite-association complications such as erythema, folliculitis, and secondary pigmentary changes.