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Safety and efficacy of low-fluence, high-repetition rate versus high-fluence, low-repetition rate 810-nm diode laser for permanent hair removal - A split-face comparison study.
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PMID:  21692640     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: This study was designed to evaluate the hypothesis that low-level fluences done repetitively on a hair follicle will produce permanent hair removal with less discomfort and fewer side effects than a single high-fluence pulse. Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of a low-fluence, high-repetition rate versus a high-fluence, low-repetition rate 810-nm diode laser for permanent hair reduction in patients with facial hirsutism. Methods: Forty-two female patients with confirmed polycystic ovaries by ultrasonography with facial hirsutism were subjected to the low-fluence, high-repetition Soprano(®) XL laser in SHR mode and the LightSheer™ laser on each side of the face using preset parameters once a month for six sessions. Hair counts were done at the end of the sixth session using a 'Hi Quality Hair Analysis Program System' and the pain score was recorded by a visual analog scale. Results: The overall median reduction of hair was 90.5% with the Soprano XL and 85% with the LightSheer, with a standard deviation of 7 and 8.5 respectively. Discussion: This new technology, with low fluence and high repetition, showed a statistically insignificant increase in hair reduction compared to the LightSheer, but did show a significant reduction in hair thickness and a low pain score.
Ganesh S Pai; Pavritha S Bhat; Hema Mallya; Michael Gold
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4180     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136419     Medline TA:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Derma-Care Skin & Cosmetology Centre, Mangalore , Karnataka , India.
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