A Burn after AlexandriteⓇ Laser Hair Removal on a Forehead Flap: A Case Report

Joon Shik Hong, Dong Lark Lee, Young Woong Mo, Inho Kang, Hea Kyeong Shin, Joon Ho Lee, Gyu Yong Jung
2021 Journal of Korean Burn Society  
The nose is a complex three-dimensional structure and represents a major aesthetic focus of the face. As a gold standard for nasal soft tissue reconstruction, the 'forehead flap' provides reconstructive surgeons a robust pedicle and large amount of tissue to reconstruct almost any defect. However, during this process, some hair can be unintentionally introduced to the nose. Accordingly, laser hair removal is sometimes needed, but blood circulation and flap survival should be carefully
more » ... carefully monitored. Despite careful evaluation, a third-degree burn occurred in our patient that required eight weeks to heal. Here, we report on a burn resulting from epilation conducted 2 weeks after forehead flap for nasal reconstruction. (J Korean Burn Soc 2021;24:14-17)
doi:10.47955/jkbs.21.0002 fatcat:6gm56pm5n5bvplynqcdzobqat4