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Photo-epilation results of axillary hair in dark-skinned patients by intense pulsed light: comparison between different wavelengths and pulse width.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16442044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Recently, intense pulsed light (IPL) sources have been shown to provide long-term hair removal. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the photo-epilatory effects of different wavelengths and pulse width application in the same IPL device and compared their efficiencies in Asian skin. METHODS: Twenty-eight Korean women were treated using hair removal (HR) (600-950 nm filter) and 27 using HR-D (645-950 nm filter) in the axillary area. Four treatments were carried out at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks; follow-ups were conducted 8 months after the last treatment. Mean energy settings were 14.9 6 2.0 J/cm2 for HR and 17.1 6 0.6 J/cm2 for HR-D. Longer pulse widths were applied in case of HR-D treatment. Hair counts and photographic evaluation of skin sites were made at baseline and at the last follow-up. Final overall evaluations were performed by patients and clinicians. RESULTS: Average clearances of 52.8% and 83.4% were achieved by HR and HR-D, respectively. No significant adverse effects were reported after HR-D treatment. One case each of hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation was reported for HR. CONCLUSION: An IPL source removing 45 nm of the emitted spectra and applying a longer pulse width was found to provide a safer and more effective means of photo-epilation in Asian patients.
Jong Hee Lee; Chang Hun Huh; Ho Joon Yoon; Kwang Hyun Cho; Jin Ho Chung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-30     Completed Date:  2006-05-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Hair / radiation effects*
Hair Removal / methods*
Middle Aged
Phototherapy / methods*
Skin Pigmentation / radiation effects*
Treatment Outcome

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