Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 456--457

Re-pigmentation of vitiligo involving angle of lip using radiofrequency cautery and topical 5-fluorouracil


Trashita Hassanandani, Bikash Ranjan Kar 
 Department of Dermatology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Trashita Hassanandani
Department of Dermatology, IMS and SUM Hospital, K-8 Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha 751003.
India

Vitiligo involving the angle of lip is a therapeutically challenging site because of the small and delicate area, high mobility, and lack of hair follicles. Dermabrasion combined with topical 5-fluorouracil cream has shown promising results in various studies involving different sites. Here we present a novel technique of using radiofrequency cautery for abrasion of epidermis followed by application of 5-fluorouracil cream. This technique has the advantage of being simple, easy, cost-effective with less downtime. A single session can yield excellent pigmentation in small areas such as the angle of lip.


How to cite this article:
Hassanandani T, Kar BR. Re-pigmentation of vitiligo involving angle of lip using radiofrequency cautery and topical 5-fluorouracil.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2021;14:456-457


How to cite this URL:
Hassanandani T, Kar BR. Re-pigmentation of vitiligo involving angle of lip using radiofrequency cautery and topical 5-fluorouracil. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jun 30 ];14:456-457
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