Mohs surgeon rotated sideburn hair into horizontal incision. What is a permanent solution for this unwanted hair?
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Treatment of unwanted facial gray hair
Permanent solution for unwanted hair on facial flap after Mohs surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma
The good news is that your Surgeon was able to close the wound with a flap.
The bad news is that the flap contains GREY hair where it doesn't belong.
To solve this big problem, there are two options, in my opinion:
1- Electrolysis, as suggested by Dr Weiner. The problem with electrolysis is that it is very time consuming, and multiple sessions are necessary. It is possible, however, that a receding "Hairline" may help slightly.
2)Eflornithine cream ("Vaniqa) does slow the hair growth. It can be used in combination with the Electrolysis.
There is a possibility that your Insurance may help pay for the Electrolysis (and the Vaniqa) since this is a "Side Effect" of your Surgery.
Eugene Mandrea M D
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Permanent hair removal can be accomplished for all types of hair except for gray or white hair. If there is no pigment then the laser cannot remove the hair. I would recommend electrolysis for these hairs to permanently remove them.
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