Thread Epilation: A Less Traumatic Technique for Patients Undergoing Isotretinoin Therapy

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Abstract

Skin fragility is a well-established complication of isotretinoin therapy for severe or resistant acne and presents a challenge to traditional modes of epilation such as waxing. As such, other less traumatic hair removal methods are desired. Herein we present the threading technique as an alternative form of epilation for patients in whom waxing is contraindicated secondary to concerns over skin fragility.

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