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Update on laser-assisted hair transplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9693669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the laser parameters evaluated in previous studies with a larger patient group (n = 491), particularly with regard to patient-related and operation-related advantages and disadvantages. Particular attention was devoted to hair growth rate and the postoperative healing process. METHODS: The implant holes were created using an optomechanical, beam-focusing miniature scanner and a 80-W carbon dioxide laser. RESULTS: All patients in Norwood classification groups I, II, and III displayed proper hair growth. On an average of all patients treated, this occurred with a delay of some 4-6 weeks. Compared with the cold steel technique, the healing process was shortened by 3-4 days. CONCLUSIONS: Making allowances for the formula: minimum wattage with a minimum exposure time and a minimum hole diameter, the laser is an ideal instrument to use on the hairline and crown.
M M Villnow; B Feriduni
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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:  24     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-27     Completed Date:  1998-08-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  749-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laser-Aesthetic Deutschland, Dusseldorf, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Alopecia / classification,  surgery
Carbon Dioxide
Cicatrix / prevention & control
Epidermal Cyst / etiology
Erythema / etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Hair / growth & development,  transplantation*
Laser Therapy* / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods
Skin Diseases / etiology
Time Factors
Wound Healing
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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