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Title: Chronic neuropathic facial pain after intense pulsed light hair removal: clinical features and pharmacological management
Author: Gay Escoda, Cosme
Párraga Manzol, Gabriela
Sánchez Torres, Alba
Moreno Arias, Gerardo A.
Keywords: Dolor facial
Làsers d'impulsos ultracurts
Dolor crònic
Facial pain
Ultrashort laser pulses
Chronic pain
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2015
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photodepilation is usually performed as a hair removal method. The treatment is recommended to be indicated by a physician, depending on each patient and on its characteristics. However, the use of laser devices by medical laypersons is frequent and it can suppose a risk of damage for the patients. Most side effects associated to IPL photodepilation are transient, minimal and disappear without sequelae. However, permanent side effects can occur. Some of the complications are laser related but many of them are caused by an operator error or mismanagement. In this work, we report a clinical case of a patient that developed a chronic neuropathic facial pain following IPL hair removal for unwanted hair in the upper lip. The specific diagnosis was painful post-traumatic trigeminal neuropathy, reference according to the International Headache Society (IHS).
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It is part of: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 2015, vol. 7, num. 4, p. 544-547
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ISSN: 1989-5488
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