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Best practice options for hair removal in patients with unwanted facial hair using combination therapy with laser: guidelines drawn up by an expert working group.
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PMID:  20587996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hirsutism is a common disorder affecting between 5 and 15% of the population. One of the most devastating consequences of hirsutism is the presence of unwanted facial hair. Treatment of hirsutism involves a two-pronged approach: treating the underlying cause and reduction of visible hair. Laser hair removal is one of the most effective options for reducing visible hair, however, it may not be wholly effective in all patients and combination therapy may need to be considered. Pharmacological therapy is often used in combination with mechanical hair removal due to the time needed for the drug treatment to demonstrate visible results. Clinical data investigating the use of laser treatment in combination with other treatments has focused on laser with topical eflornithine. The expert working group reviews existing data and provides guidance on the use of eflornithine in combination with laser for resistant hirsutism.
M Lapidoth; C Dierickx; S Lanigan; U Paasch; A Campo-Voegeli; S Dahan; L Marini; M Adatto;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Practice Guideline; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  221     ISSN:  1421-9832     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatology (Basel)     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-09     Completed Date:  2010-11-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203244     Medline TA:  Dermatology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Dermatology Department, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Combined Modality Therapy / adverse effects
Eflornithine / therapeutic use
Hair Removal / adverse effects,  methods*
Hirsutism / drug therapy,  therapy*
Laser Therapy / adverse effects,  methods
Treatment Outcome
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