Temporal hair loss has been reported to occur in up to 8.4% of patients after rhytidectomy. To date, no one has described the associated histopathologic findings.OBJECTIVE
The objective was to illustrate the microscopic findings seen in the affected area of hair loss after rhytidectomy.METHODS
Two punch biopsies from the temporal area were performed, and pathologic material was submitted.RESULTS
Histopathologic finding was suggestive of acute localized telogen effluvium.CONCLUSION
One mechanism for temporal hair loss after rhytidectomy is an acute localized telogen effluvium.