Regeneration After Electrical Epilation of the Hair

  • Masumi Inaba
  • Yoshikata Inaba


Physical therapy has been used in the treatment of axillary bromidrosis by axillary hair epilation. The fact that hairs frequently regrow despite the supposedly complete destruction of hair roots has been attributed in many cases to a failure to destroy the hair, or the dermal papilla, or to the presence of short hair roots in the telogen stage. Studies were conducted to examine the supposedly complete epilation by electrocoagulation (Inaba et al. 1979b; McKinstry 1979). These studies showed that permanent epilation was possible only when the upper isthmal portion of the hair follicle and sebaceous gland was destroyed.


Hair Root Hair Follicle Sebaceous Gland Dermal Papilla Outer Root Sheath 
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© Springer Japan 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masumi Inaba
    • 1
  • Yoshikata Inaba
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryInaba ClinicSuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyThe Jikei University School of MedicineMinato-ku, Tokyo, 105Japan
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyInaba Aesthetic Plastic SurgerySuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan

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