Refinements in brow reconstruction: Synergy between plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine

Silvia Scevola, Giovanni Nicoletti, Fabio Randisi, Angela Faga

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Objective: The purpose of this study was the introduction in clinical practice of the combined application of traditional reconstructive surgery and intense pulsed light (IPL) for the restoration of a post-traumatic eyebrow defect. Case: The authors present a case of surgical eyebrow reconstruction with an axial temporal hair-bearing scalp island flap. A persistent localized erythema and a marked difference in hair density in comparison with the contralateral one harmed the eventual surgical outcome. Results: A combined sequential treatment with IPL achieved both hair density and skin erythema reduction, and eventually allowed for a very satisfactory result. Conclusions: Our experience demonstrated the efficacy of the integrated multidisciplinary approach involving traditional plastic reconstructive surgery and the innovative new technologies in aiming for perfection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalPhotomedicine and Laser Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)


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