Excess Salt and Pepper Hair Treated with a Combination of Laser Hair Removal and Topical Eflornithine HCl

June 2006 | Volume 5 | Issue 6 | Case Reports | 544 | Copyright © June 2006

Laura K. Ganger MD, Iltefat H. Hamzavi MD

Abstract
A common problem among aging women, salt and pepper facial hair poses a significant psychosocial impact as well as a challenge for treatment. Various laser therapies or topical eflornithine HCl 13.9% cream are commonly used to reduce the rate of hair growth. We report a case of a woman with salt and pepper hair in the beard distribution. A combination of laser hair removal with concurrent use of topical eflornithine was used in the treatment.