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A Burn after Alexandrite Laser Hair Removal on a Forehead Flap: A Case Report
Journal of Korean Burn Society 2021;24(1):14-17
Published online June 1, 2021
© 2021 Journal of Korean Burn Society.

Joon Shik Hong, M.D.1, Dong Lark Lee, M.D., Ph.D.2, Young Woong Mo, M.D.1,3, Inho Kang, M.D.1, Hea Kyeong Shin, M.D., Ph.D.1, Joon Ho Lee, M.D.1 and Gyu Yong Jung, M.D., Ph.D.1

1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dongguk University Gyeongju Hospital, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyeongju, 2Department of Plastic Surgery, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Goyang, 3Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dongguk University Graduate School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Gyu Yong Jung, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dongguk University College of Medicine, 87 Dongdae-ro, Gyeongju 38067, Korea
Tel: 82-54-770-1460, Fax: 82-54-770-1469
Received February 22, 2021; Revised March 2, 2021; Accepted March 4, 2021.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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 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.
Keywords : Alexandrite laser, Nose deformities, Burns, Hair removal

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