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Eflornithine treatment of excess facial hair – a review

According to statistics, excessive unwanted facial hair bothers approximately 41 million women in the USA. In addition, there are a variety of diseases that are centred on the hair follicles (for example, pseudofolliculitis barbae). There have been a number of different hair removal options available to women for thousands of years; however, they all have either limited efficacy or potential side-effects, such as pain, skin infections, scarring or discolouration.
Dermatology in practice 2006; 13(5): 19–20
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