Long-term evaluation of the long-pulsed alexandrite laser for the removal of bikini hair at shortened treatment intervals.

Title

Long-term evaluation of the long-pulsed alexandrite laser for the removal of bikini hair at shortened treatment intervals.

Creator

Lloyd J R; Mirkov Mirko

Publisher

Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]

Date

2000
2000-07

Description

BACKGROUND: Laser-assisted hair removal is becoming the treatment of choice for removing unwanted hair. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work was to determine the long-term efficacy of the long-pulsed infrared (LPIR) laser at shortened treatment intervals for the treatment of bikini hair. METHODS: Eleven patients received five treatments at 3-week intervals to the right groin using the LPIR laser. Laser parameters were held constant for all treatments: 10 mm spot size, 20 J, and 20-msec pulse duration. Results were evaluated 1 year after the last laser treatment. Hair counts were performed. RESULTS: The average patient had a 78% clearance of hair noted at 1 year with no evidence of scarring or pigmentary changes. CONCLUSIONS: A simulated model of cutaneous hair follicles provides evidence that shorter treatment intervals (3 weeks) may be preferable for more complete destruction of the hair follicle bulb and bulge.

Subject

*Laser Therapy; Adolescent; Adult; Female; Hair Removal/*methods; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Time Factors; Treatment Outcome

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

633–637

Issue

7

Volume

26

Citation

Lloyd J R; Mirkov Mirko, “Long-term evaluation of the long-pulsed alexandrite laser for the removal of bikini hair at shortened treatment intervals.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4023.

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