Regeneration of Axillary Hair and Related Phenomena After Removal of Deep Dermal and Subcutaneous Tissue by a Special “Shaving” Technique

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Abstract

A subcutaneous tissue “shaver” was used in the treatment of axillary bromhidrosis. Regeneration of axillary hair was observed postoperatively even if subcutaneous tissue and dermis were removed almost up to the level of sebaceous ducts. Hair regenerated more often in male patients whose sebaceous glands and follicular isthmus were designedly left intact than in female patients whose sebaceous glands were designedly removed completely. Some function of apocrine and eccrine glands tends to return over a two-year period.

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