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Long-term evaluation of the long-pulsed alexandrite laser for the removal of bikini hair at shortened treatment intervals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10886269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
J R Lloyd; M Mirkov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-01     Completed Date:  2000-08-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  633-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Internal Medicine, Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hair Removal / methods*
Laser Therapy*
Middle Aged
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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