By Gary M. White, MD
Trichostasis spinulosa (TS)is a common disorder that results from the retention of multiple vellus hairs within the pilosebaceous follicles.
- TS usually occurs on the mid-face, especially on the nose.
- TS occurs more commonly in young, adult dark skinned women.
Several to many hairs emanate from one follicle. The most common site is the nose, but the back and other areas of the face may affected as well.
No treatment is necessary. Tretinoin or other topical retinoids, hydroactive adhesive pads (e.g., Biore), topical keratolytic agents may be helpful, but TS tends to recur after discontinuation of treatment.
Courtesy of Theodore Sebastian, MD
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