Document Detail


Hair induction after laser-assisted hair removal and its treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16384757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Laser hair removal is a relatively safe procedure with limited side effects. Hair induction has been previously scarcely reported. OBJECTIVE: We sought to report the incidence of this strange side effect in a large number of patients treated for hair removal and to follow its course and treatment. METHODS: We conducted retrospective analysis of the files of all patients who underwent laser hair removal during the time period from May 1998 until May 2005 in a private institution in Athens, Greece. RESULTS: Hair induction occurs predominantly on the face and neck of female patients of Mediterranean ancestry with darker skin types. The percentage is quite low (4.5%). Laser treatment of the induced hair reduces the problem. LIMITATIONS: No control groups could be obtained in this study. Furthermore, the natural course of hair induction could not be studied because it was always treated or patients were lost to follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Hair induction is a rare side effect of laser hair removal occurring in selected populations and body areas; however, it responds well to laser treatments.
Authors:
Paraskevas Kontoes; Spiros Vlachos; Marayiannis Konstantinos; Loupatatzi Anastasia; Savva Myrto
Related Documents :
21103097 - Comparison of the application of low concentration and 80% phenol solution in pilonidal...
7547397 - Dapsone versus topical immunotherapy in alopecia areata.
7368107 - Pilonidal disease: origin from follicles of hairs and results of follicle removal as tr...
24136477 - Influences of demographic changes and medical insurance status on tonsillectomy and ade...
3730737 - A controlled study of oral prednisolone in frozen shoulder.
24670967 - Postradiation damage to the pelvic girdle in cervical cancer patients: is intensity-mod...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-12-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1097-6787     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-30     Completed Date:  2006-05-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
LaserLight Clinic, Athens, Greece. info@kontoes.gr
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdomen
Back
Face
Female
Hair / growth & development*
Hair Removal / adverse effects*,  methods*
Humans
Lasers*
Male
Neck
Retreatment
Retrospective Studies
Skin Pigmentation

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  The efficacy of multiple courses of alefacept in patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque pso...
Next Document:  Treatment of recalcitrant atopic dermatitis with omalizumab.