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Hair removal with an 800-nm pulsed diode laser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10954655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Laser hair removal is a relatively new procedure. Our purpose was to study the efficacy and safety of a high-power, pulsed diode laser array for removing unwanted hair. METHODS: A total of 38 subjects were treated with a prototype of the 800-nm diode laser system. Fluences ranging from 10 to 40 J/cm(2) (mean, 33.4 J/cm(2)) were used and 1 to 4 treatments (mean, 2.7) were performed. Evaluation of hair loss was performed at least 4 months after the last treatment (mean, 8.7 months) by a blinded assessment of clinical photographs. RESULTS: A total of 59% of the subjects had only sparse hair regrowth at the final follow-up. Higher fluences and multiple treatments produced greater long-term efficacy. Transient pigmentary changes occurred in 29% of the subjects and were more common in darker skin types IV to VI (P =. 047). CONCLUSION: The 800-nm diode laser is an efficient and safe technique for hair reduction. Adverse pigmentary effects occur, but are transient.
V B Campos; C C Dierickx; W A Farinelli; T Y Lin; W Manuskiatti; R R Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-21     Completed Date:  2000-09-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  442-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hair Removal / methods*
Middle Aged
Skin Pigmentation
Treatment Outcome

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