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Lichen sclerosus associated with Nd:YAG laser therapy.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2018 Jun 1:1-2. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

b Pathology Department , Ankara University.

Laser is the most efficient and popular method in hair removal. The most common side effects of laser assisted hair removal are pain, erythema, edema, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, blistering, crusting, erosions, purpura, folliculitis, and scar formation ( 1 ). Herein, for the first time we describe a case of lichen sclerosus (LS) following hair removal with long pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764172.2018.1461231DOI Listing
June 2018
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Long-term clinical evaluation of hair clearance in darkly pigmented individuals using a novel diode1060 nm wavelength with multiple treatment handpieces: A prospective analysis with modeling and histological findings.

Lasers Surg Med 2018 Sep 30;50(9):893-901. Epub 2018 May 30.

Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, Sacramento Lumenis LTD, Sacramento, California.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of a 1060 nm diode laser system with multiple handpieces for permanent hair reduction.

Study Design: An open-label, prospective, multi-center study of adult subjects (≥18 years old) of any skin type, having dark brown or black hairs at the areas to be treated and seeking to permanently remove hair underwent six treatment sessions, at 4 to 6 weeks intervals with either a 1060 nm chilled sapphire tip or seven treatment sessions, at 6 weeks interval with a large spot vacuum based handpiece.

Methods: Subjects received treatments on various body areas using chilled sapphire tip or large spot size vacuum-assisted handpiece. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.22943DOI Listing
September 2018
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Poisoning associated with inappropriate use of a eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine before laser-assisted hair removal: about 3 cases.

Int J Legal Med 2018 May 21. Epub 2018 May 21.

Centre antipoison et de toxicovigilance de Paris, hôpital Fernand-Widal, Paris, France.

Background: Eutectic mixtures of lidocaine and prilocaine are used during painful dermatological procedures. Poisoning is rarely reported in adults.

Material And Method: We report three cases of women who experienced lidocaine and prilocaine poisoning after laser-assisted hair removal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-018-1858-9DOI Listing
May 2018
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The Use of a Self-Occluding Topical Anasthetic in Daily Practice: A Non-Interventional Study.

J Drugs Dermatol 2018 Apr;17(4):413-418

Introduction: A variety of topical anesthetic creams are available to reduce pain associated with dermatological procedures. Pliaglis is a self-occluding eutectic mixture of lidocaine and tetracaine.

Study Objectives: To evaluate the post-marketing safety profile of Pliaglis and efficacy in terms of pain reduction, product satisfaction, and daily practice use prior to pre-defined dermatological procedures. Read More

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April 2018
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Hair and bare skin discrimination for laser-assisted hair removal systems.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2017 07;2017:604-607

Laser-assisted hair removal devices aim to remove body hair permanently. In most cases, these devices irradiate the whole area of the skin with a homogenous power density. Thus, a significant portion of the skin, where hair is not present, is burnt unnecessarily causing health risks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8036897DOI Listing
July 2017
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Laser-assisted hair removal for facial hirsutism in women: A review of evidence.

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Chun-Man Lee

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2018 Jun 8;20(3):140-144. Epub 2017 Dec 8.

a Department of Dermatology , Frimley Park hospital NHS Foundation Trust , Camberley , UK.

Poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has been described as the common diagnosis for hirsutism in women. Facial hirsutism is by far the most distressing symptom of hyperandrogenism in women with PCOS. A statistically significant improvement in psychological well-being has been reported in patients with PCOS allocated for laser-assisted hair removal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764172.2017.1376099DOI Listing
June 2018
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Long-term Comparison of a Large Spot Vacuum Assisted Handpiece vs the Small Spot Size Traditional Handpiece of the 800 nm Diode Laser.

J Drugs Dermatol 2017 Sep;16(9):893-898

BACKGROUND The 800 nm long-pulsed diode laser machine is safe and effective for permanent hair reduction. Traditionally, most long-pulsed diode lasers used for hair removal had a relatively small spot size. Recently, a long-pulsed diode laser with a large spot size and vacuum assisted suction handpiece was introduced. Read More

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September 2017
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A Pilot Study on the Evaluation of Physicians' Laser Delivery Performance Using a Laser Beam Detection Kit.

Photomed Laser Surg 2017 Jun;35(6):317-323

5 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Seoul National University College of Medicine , Seoul, Korea.

Background And Objective: Many laser devices have been developed over the past decades for various skin conditions. However, variations in the technical skill of physicians for laser skin treatment delivery have not yet been evaluated. This study evaluates the differences in omission and overlap percentages during simulated laser hair removal treatments among physicians at two clinics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/pho.2016.4202DOI Listing
June 2017
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New lasers and light sources - old and new risks?

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2017 May;15(5):487-496

Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Recent developments (new wavelengths, treatment concepts, and combinations) in the field of lasers, intense pulsed light (IPL), LED, as well as new energy and light sources have opened up new therapeutic options that extend beyond mere aesthetic indications. Thus, while fractional lasers used to be employed to merely treat wrinkles, the same devices - in the context of laser-assisted drug delivery - have now become important tools in the treatment of scars, field cancerization, and epithelial tumors. The requirements posed to physicians, both with respect to establishing the indication and conducting treatment, have been growing along with the increase in technological complexity as well as the rising number of comorbidities and comedications in a patient population that continues to age. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddg.13238DOI Listing
May 2017
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Ocular injuries secondary to alexandrite laser-assisted hair removal.

Can J Ophthalmol 2017 Apr 9;52(2):e71-e75. Epub 2017 Jan 9.

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe the clinical manifestations and outcomes of 4 patients who had sustained eye injury during alexandrite laser-assisted hair removal.

Methods: This was a retrospective case series of 4 patients who presented to 2 tertiary eye care hospitals over 2 years. Data on ophthalmic examination, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany), and fundus fluorescein angiography were collected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2016.09.013DOI Listing
April 2017
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Prospective Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of a 1060-nm Large Spot Size, Vacuum-Assisted Hair Removal Diode Laser System in Asian/Pacific Fitzpatrick's Skin Types IV-V Patients.

J Drugs Dermatol 2016 Nov;15(11):1427-1434

Laser-based photoepilation of dark skin types demands a delicate combination of appropriate light wavelengths and spot size to achieve optimal epidermal-to-follicular energy absorption ratios. This prospective study assessed the axillary, arm, thigh, and back hair clearing ef cacy of the LightSheer In nity 1060 nm diode laser in 10 Fitzpatrick skin type IV-V patients. Each area was treated up to ve times, at 4-6-week intervals, after which immediate skin responses and adverse events were recorded. Read More

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November 2016
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Development of a Novel Automated Hair Counting System for the Quantitative Evaluation of Laser Hair Removal.

Photomed Laser Surg 2017 Feb 3;35(2):116-121. Epub 2016 Nov 3.

5 Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Seoul National University , Seoul, Korea.

Objective: We aimed to develop and validate a novel computer-assisted automated hair counting system for the quantitative evaluation of laser hair removal (LHR).

Methods: We developed a computer-aided image processing system to count hairs on shaved skin and validated its performance through clinical trials. Five volunteers of Fitzpatrick skin type III-IV volunteered and were tested on both thighs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/pho.2016.4140DOI Listing
February 2017
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Improvement in Laser-Irradiation Efficiency of Robot-Assisted Laser Hair Removal Through Pose Measurement of Skin Surface.

Photomed Laser Surg 2016 Jan 23;34(1):42-9. Epub 2015 Nov 23.

5 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Seoul National University College of Medicine , Seoul, Korea.

Objective: This study aims to improve the performance of an automatic laser hair removal (LHR) system by applying an algorithm that considers the curve and slant of the skin surface.

Background Data: In an earlier research, a robot-assisted LHR system has been developed and validated for an almost flat skin or a relatively smooth curved part of the skin. For practical clinical applications, the feature of the robot-assisted LHR system is extended for real curved skins. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/pho.2015.4018DOI Listing
January 2016
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Anterior uveitis following eyebrow epilation with alexandrite laser.

Int Med Case Rep J 2015 7;8:177-9. Epub 2015 Sep 7.

Department of Ophthalmology, Kadıköy Medipol Hospital, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Ocular tissues are known to be sensitive to damage from exposure to laser emissions. This study reports the case of a female patient with acute unilateral anterior uveitis caused by alexandrite laser-assisted hair removal of the eyebrows. We report a 38-year-old female who presented with unilateral eye pain, redness, and photophobia after receiving alexandrite (755 nm) laser epilation of both eyebrows. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S89965DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4567169PMC
September 2015
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Comparison of Efficacy Between Novel Robot-Assisted Laser Hair Removal and Physician-Directed Hair Removal.

Photomed Laser Surg 2015 Oct 8;33(10):509-16. Epub 2015 Sep 8.

5 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Seoul National University College of Medicine , Seoul, Korea.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the number of laser irradiation sessions, process duration, and hair removal rate required for robot-assisted automatic versus physician-directed laser hair removal.

Background Data: This research group previously developed and tested an automatic laser hair removal (LHR) system to provide uniform laser treatment distribution.

Methods: Six subjects 20-40 years of age, with skin types III-IV completed this study. Read More

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https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/pho.2015.3948
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/pho.2015.3948DOI Listing
October 2015
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Two cases of anterior uveitis after laser eyebrow epilation.

Cornea 2015 Jan;34(1):101-2

Department of Ophthalmology, Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey.

Purpose: Laser-assisted epilation of eyebrow hair has become a common practice, but a number of ocular complications can occur. We report the cases of 2 patients who had unilateral anterior uveitis after having undergone laser removal of eyebrow hair.

Methods: This report describes 2 patients who experienced eye pain, photophobia, redness, and edema after undergoing alexandrite (755 nm) laser epilation of the eyebrow area while not wearing protective eyewear or a corneal shield. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000000294DOI Listing
January 2015
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A study on the development of a robot-assisted automatic laser hair removal system.

Photomed Laser Surg 2014 Nov 24;32(11):633-41. Epub 2014 Oct 24.

1 Interdisciplinary Program for Bioengineering, Seoul National University , Seoul, Korea.

Unlabelled: Abstract Background and Objective: The robot-assisted automatic laser hair removal (LHR) system is developed to automatically detect any arbitrary shape of the desired LHR treatment area and to provide uniform laser irradiation to the designated skin area.

Methods: For uniform delivery of laser energy, a unit of a commercial LHR device, a laser distance sensor, and a high-resolution webcam are attached at the six axis industrial robot's end-effector, which can be easily controlled using a graphical user interface (GUI). During the treatment, the system provides real-time treatment progress as well as the total number of "pick and place" automatically. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/pho.2014.3774DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4220705PMC
November 2014
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The effects and side effects of lidocaine tetracaine peel off on laser-assisted hair removal.

Adv Biomed Res 2014 31;3:110. Epub 2014 Mar 31.

Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Lidocaine 7%-tetracaine 7% is one of the combinations recently offered for performing laser-assisted hair removal. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of this combination with placebo on the side effects of laser-assisted hair removal.

Materials And Methods: This clinical trial was carried out on 110 women who referred to Isfahan Spadana laser clinic for laser-assisted hair removal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2277-9175.129716DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4009754PMC
May 2014
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A comparison of two 810 diode lasers for hair removal: low fluence, multiple pass versus a high fluence, single pass technique.

Lasers Surg Med 2014 Apr;46(4):270-4

Background & Objective: Laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular method to remove unwanted or excessive hair. We have assessed the relative efficacy and discomfort associated with competing hair removal techniques, namely a high average power 810 nm diode laser using an “in-motion” technique with a market-leading 810 nm device with a single-pass vacuum-assisted technique. This study has determined the long-term (6-12 months) hair reduction efficacy and the relative pain induction intensities of these devices. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/lsm.22226
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.22226DOI Listing
April 2014
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Does increasing the pulse duration increase the efficacy of long pulsed Nd:YAG laser assisted hair removal? A split-chin clinical trial.

Eur J Dermatol 2014 May-Jun;24(3):391-2

Department of Pathology, Medical Research Division, National Research Centre, Egypt.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1684/ejd.2014.2324DOI Listing
May 2015
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Tool to visualize and evaluate operator proficiency in laser hair-removal treatments.

Biomed Eng Online 2014 Apr 8;13:40. Epub 2014 Apr 8.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-799, Korea.

Background: The uniform delivery of laser energy is particularly important for safe and effective laser hair removal (LHR) treatment. Although it is necessary to quantitatively assess the spatial distribution of the delivered laser, laser spots are difficult to trace owing to a lack of visual cues. This study proposes a novel preclinic tool to evaluate operator proficiency in LHR treatment and applies this tool to train novice operators and compare two different treatment techniques (sliding versus spot-by-spot). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-925X-13-40DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4005832PMC
April 2014
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Topical Cyperus rotundus oil: a new therapeutic modality with comparable efficacy to Alexandrite laser photo-epilation.

Aesthet Surg J 2014 Feb 9;34(2):298-305. Epub 2014 Jan 9.

Dr Mohammed is a Lecturer in the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.

Background: Topical Cyperus rotundus oil is an effective and safe method to decrease hair growth. The oil's flavonoids have antiandrogenic activity on androgenic hair. To date, there have been no randomized controlled trials comparing topical C rotundus oil to the available allopathic modalities, such as laser-assisted hair removal. Read More

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http://asj.oxfordjournals.org/content/asj/34/2/298.full.pdf
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http://asj.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1177/1090820X135188
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1090820X13518801DOI Listing
February 2014
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Reversibility of hyperhidrosis post axillary depilatory laser.

Lasers Med Sci 2014 Mar 26;29(2):717-21. Epub 2013 Jul 26.

Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Achrafieh, Lebanon.

Hyperhidrosis and bromhidrosis were lately reported as novel side effects of laser-assisted removal of axillary hair. The goal of our study was to evaluate the reversibility of these two side effects. An observational, single-center cohort study included over a 30-month screening period 30 patients with newly reported hyperhidrosis and/or bromhidrosis related to axillary depilatory laser. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-013-1404-4DOI Listing
March 2014
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Depilatory laser: a potential causative factor for inguinal hyperhidrosis: report of three cases.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2013 Oct 6;15(5):286-9. Epub 2013 Mar 6.

Department of Dermatology, Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital Affiliated to The Saint-Joseph University , Beirut , Lebanon.

Hyperhidrosis has recently been described as a novel adverse effect of laser-assisted hair removal in the axillary area. Inguinal Hyperhidrosis (IH) is a localized and, typically, a primary form of hyperhidrosis affecting the groin area in individuals before age 25. IH has been reported in the literature after traumas and as a dysfunction of the central sympathetic nervous system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14764172.2012.761344DOI Listing
October 2013
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The efficacy of laser-assisted hair removal in the treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae; a pilot study.

Eur J Dermatol 2012 Sep-Oct;22(5):645-50

Dermatology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 13th Abrag Othman, Kornish El Maadi, Cairo 11431, Egypt.

Background: Laser-assisted hair removal causes miniaturization of hair shafts which are the principal contributors to inflammation in acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN).

Objective: To assess the efficacy of hair reduction by long pulsed Nd-YAG laser as a therapeutic modality for AKN.

Methods: This interventional pilot trial included 16 patients with AKN who received 5 sessions of long pulsed Nd-YAG laser. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1684/ejd.2012.1830DOI Listing
May 2013
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Lidocaine/tetracaine peel in topical anesthesia prior to laser-assisted hair removal: Phase-II and Phase-III study results.

J Dermatolog Treat 2014 Apr 19;25(2):174-7. Epub 2012 Sep 19.

Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery , Washington, DC , USA.

Background: Patient comfort is essential during dermatologic procedures.

Objectives: To evaluate anesthetic efficacy in laser-assisted hair removal of a self-occluding topical anesthetic (lidocaine 70 mg/g and tetracaine 70 mg/g, "LT peel"), which air-dries and can be peeled off 30 min post-application.

Methods: Studies A (Phase-II) and B (Phase-III) were randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled and paired. Read More

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/09546634.2012.71
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09546634.2012.715240DOI Listing
April 2014
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Long-term clinical evaluation of a 800-nm long-pulsed diode laser with a large spot size and vacuum-assisted suction for hair removal.

Dermatol Surg 2012 Jun 27;38(6):912-7. Epub 2012 Mar 27.

Department of Dermatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06032, USA.

Background: The long-pulsed diode (800-810-nm) laser is one of the most commonly used and effective lasers for hair removal. Limitations of currently available devices include a small treatment spot size, treatment-associated pain, and the need for skin cooling.

Objective: To evaluate the long-term hair reduction capabilities of a long-pulsed diode laser with a large spot size and vacuum assisted suction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2012.02380.xDOI Listing
June 2012
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Patient satisfaction and complications following laser hair removal in ethnic skin.

J Drugs Dermatol 2012 Feb;11(2):191-5

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

Background: Laser hair removal (LHR) is increasingly popular for the treatment of unwanted hair. To date, there have been few studies to evaluate patient satisfaction and complications after LHR among people of color.

Objectives: To determine patient satisfaction and complications with long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser assisted hair removal in dark-complexioned skin individuals from the patient's point of view. Read More

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February 2012
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Low-fluence vs. standard fluence hair removal: a contralateral control non-inferiority study.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2012 Feb;14(1):2-6

Laser Unit, Department of Dermatology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel.

Introduction: Laser hair removal at lower fluences, delivered under certain conditions, may retain the efficacy of high-fluence lasers while improving tolerability. We performed a pilot study comparing the efficacy, safety and tolerability of laser hair removal using traditional settings compared to lower fluences, delivered from a larger handpiece and under vacuum.

Material And Methods: Fourteen healthy participants underwent 5 axillary hair removal treatments with an 800 nm diode laser at 1-month intervals, with follow-up 1 and 3 months after the 5th treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14764172.2011.634421DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296520PMC
February 2012
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Long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser-assisted hair removal in Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI.

Lasers Med Sci 2011 Sep 26;26(5):623-6. Epub 2011 Apr 26.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, Leicester, UK.

Unwanted hair is a common problem for which a variety of laser treatments is available. Laser treatment in dark-skinned individuals carries a higher risk of complications like hyperpigmentation and burn. The objective of this study was to evaluate efficacy and safety profile of laser-assisted hair removal in individuals with Fitzpatrick type IV-VI skin using long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-011-0922-1DOI Listing
September 2011
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Evaluation of the vacuum-assisted handpiece compared with the sapphire-cooled handpiece of the 800-nm diode laser system for the use of hair removal and reduction.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2010 Dec;12(6):264-8

Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center, Scripps Clinic, San Diego, CA 92130, USA.

Background: A handpiece with a 35 × 22-mm treatment window that uses vacuum technology has been designed for the diode laser system. Vacuum suction stretches the skin and brings the hair follicle closer to the surface with the intent to damage the hair follicle at a lower surface fluence. The objective of this study was to compare the degree of follicular thermal damage between the sapphire-cooled smaller handpiece at a higher fluence versus the larger vacuum-assisted handpiece at a lower fluence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14764172.2010.538415DOI Listing
December 2010
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Objective evaluation of photoepilation by phototrichogram.

J Dermatol 2010 Dec 17;37(12):1019-24. Epub 2010 Aug 17.

Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

Photoepilation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. However, there has been no objective method to evaluate the efficacy of hair removal. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of photoepilation more objectively using a phototrichogram method. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1346-8138.2010.00963.xDOI Listing
December 2010
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Laser treatment of dark skin: an updated review.

Am J Clin Dermatol 2010 Dec;11(6):389-97

Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, DC 20005, USA.

The growing diversification of the patient population coupled with the increasing demand for cosmetic laser rejuvenation has highlighted the need to develop cutaneous laser systems and establish treatment protocols for patients with a wide range of skin conditions and phototypes. Recent technologic advancements have provided viable treatment options to achieve clinical outcomes that were previously only attainable in patients with lighter skin tones. This review provides an updated discussion of the range of laser treatments available for pigmented skin and sets the stage for further advancements. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2165/11538940-000000000-00000DOI Listing
December 2010
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Axillary hair removal with 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser increases sweat production.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2010 Aug 23;35(6):588-92. Epub 2009 Oct 23.

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, TR-55139 Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey.

Background: Laser-assisted hair removal has become a popular treatment for eradication of body hair. Many studies have been published concerning the safety and efficacy of several laser systems. Adverse events are hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, erythema, oedema, scarring, pain and blistering. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2230.2009.03638.xDOI Listing
August 2010
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Laser assisted hair-removal.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2009 Oct;144(5):595-602

Department of Dermatology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

A number of lasers and light devices are now available for the treatment of unwanted hair. The goal of laser hair removal is to damage stem cells in the bulge of the hair follicle by targeting melanin, the endogenous chromophore for laser and light devices utilized to remove hair. The competing chromophores in the skin and hair, oxyhemoglobin and water, have a decreased absorption between 690 nm and 1000 nm, thus making this an ideal range for laser and light sources. Read More

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October 2009
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[Novel adverse effects of laser-assisted axillary hair removal].

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2009 Jun-Jul;136(6-7):495-500. Epub 2009 May 21.

Département de dermatologie, université Saint-Joseph, Hôtel-Dieu de France, BP 166830 Achrafieh, Beyrouth, Liban.

Background: Several adverse effects of depilatory laser may now be commonly expected in relation to skin type and anatomic location. We report and analyse unusual events in patients undergoing laser-assisted axillary hair removal, including hyperhidrosis, bromhidrosis and leukotrichia.

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine a large patient population, assess the frequency of these adverse effects, and establish a correlation with different hair-removal laser protocols. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annder.2009.04.005DOI Listing
September 2009
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Thermal modeling and experimental validation of human hair and skin heated by broadband light.

Lasers Surg Med 2009 Feb;41(2):161-9

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA.

Background And Objective: In recent years, selective photothermolysis (PT) based on broadband light and assisted by skin vacuum (Photopneumatic Technology or PPx, by Aesthera) was introduced into the aesthetic market for epilation (hair removal) procedures. The present study aims to: (a) determine the overall effect of PPx on skin humidity and associated skin optical properties, and; (b) develop a PT numerical model to study the spatial and temporal hair and skin temperature variations during PPx epilation.

Methods: A customized cup was used to apply moderate vacuum for 10 seconds on the forearms and faces of five volunteers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.20743DOI Listing
February 2009
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Ocular complications of laser-assisted eyebrow epilation.

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S Shulman I Bichler

Eye (Lond) 2009 Apr 13;23(4):982-3. Epub 2009 Feb 13.

Department of Ophthalmology, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Purpose: To report a series of patients with ocular complications associated with laser-assisted eyebrow hair removal.

Patients And Methods: Case reports of three patients with eye pain and photophobia following laser epilation of the eyebrow region. The eye examination included visual acuity, slit-lamp examination, tonometry and fundoscopy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/eye.2008.436DOI Listing
April 2009
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Standard guidelines of care: laser and IPL hair reduction.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008 Jan;74 Suppl:S68-74

NU Skin World & Nisarg Skin Lasers, Surat, Gujarat, India.

Unlabelled: Laser-assisted hair removal, Laser hair removal, Laser and light-assisted hair removal, Laser and light-assisted, long-term hair reduction, IPL photodepilation, LHE photodepilation; all these are acceptable synonyms. Laser (Ruby, Nd Yag, Alexandrite, Diode), intense pulse light, light and heat energy system are the different light-/Laser-based systems used for hair removal; each have its advantages and disadvantages. The word "LONG-TERM HAIR REDUCTION" should be used rather than permanent hair removal. Read More

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January 2008
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Using proteomics, immunohistology, and atomic force microscopy to characterize surface damage to lambskins observed after enzymatic dewooling.

J Agric Food Chem 2008 Sep 14;56(17):7934-41. Epub 2008 Aug 14.

New Zealand Leather and Shoe Research Association, Palmerston North, New Zealand 4442.

The effects of conventional lime sulfide depilation and enzymatic depilation on the enamel layer of pickled lamb pelts were examined using atomic force and optical microscopy, immunohistological, and proteomic techniques. Microscopy showed that the surface structure of enzymatically depilated material was visibly less organized than conventionally processed material, implying that the enzymes used for depilation were responsible for this difference. Proteomic analyses identified an absence of collagen VI in the enamel of skins that had been processed with enzymes, in contrast to the skins that had been processed using conventional methods, which was confirmed using immunolocalization studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf800380yDOI Listing
September 2008
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Evaluation of Long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG Laser-assisted Hair Removal vs Multiple Treatment Sessions and Different Hair Types in Indian Patients.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2008 Jul;1(2):75-9

Kaya Skin Clinic, Chandigarh, India.

Background: LONGER WAVELENGTH LASERS SUCH AS ND: YAG are considered to be the best for darker skin phototypes.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of long-pulsed, 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser-assisted hair removal in relation to multiple treatment sessions and different hair types in Indian patients.

Method: Fifty-nine adult women with skin phototypes IV and V were treated with a long-pulsed Nd: YAG laser (1064 nm, 10 mm spot size, fluence of 30-50 J/cm(2), pulse duration 15-30 ms). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-2077.44163DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2840900PMC
July 2008
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Procedures offered in the medical spa environment.

Authors:
Amy F Taub

Dermatol Clin 2008 Jul;26(3):341-58, v

Advanced Dermatology, Skinfo and SKINQRI, 275 Parkway Drive, Suite 521, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, USA.

Medical spas' menus of services vary widely and depend greatly on the medical director or owner's experience and predilection. Core services include: microdermabrasion, mild chemical peels, medical facials, laser hair removal, photorejuvenation, botulinum toxin, and injectable fillers. Common procedures include cellulite reduction, tissue tightening, and acne treatments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.det.2008.03.002DOI Listing
July 2008
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Self-reported outcome after diode laser hair removal.

Ann Plast Surg 2008 Mar;60(3):233-8

Cleveland Clinic, Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.

Background: Laser-assisted photoepilation has become the procedure of choice for permanent hair reduction. Our purpose was to evaluate patient satisfaction with the procedure using a diode-laser system.

Method: A self-administered survey was mailed to 220 patients who underwent treatment between 2000 and 2004. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0b013e3180cac26eDOI Listing
March 2008
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Photoepilation: a growing trend in laser-assisted cosmetic dermatology.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2008 Mar;7(1):61-7

Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA.

Excess hair is an age-old condition plaguing both men and women alike, of all races. Conditions such as hirsutism or hypertrichosis, procedures that involve grafted donor sites, transsexual transformations from male to female, and genetics are all responsible for excess or unwanted hair. Previous options for people seeking to remove or lessen the presence of hair have either been painful or resulted in short-term hair removal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1473-2165.2008.00363.xDOI Listing
March 2008
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Basics of laser application to dermatology.

Arch Dermatol Res 2008 Apr;300 Suppl 1:S21-30

Department of Dermatology, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 11-1, Kaga-2, Itabashi, Tokyo 173-8605, Japan.

Q-switched lasers, with a pulse of light sufficiently short (nanosecond-domain) is demonstrated to be useful for treatment of dermal melanocytosis, blue-black tattoos, melanocytic nevi, and solar lentigines, although transient postinflammatory hyperpigmentation usually developed in the irradiated area during the following 3-4 months. If the postinflammatory pigmentation does not disappear after 1 year, incontinentia pigmenti histologica is a possibility. However, the pigment in café-au-lait macules responds variably to treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00403-007-0801-6DOI Listing
April 2008
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Comparison of adverse events of laser and light-assisted hair removal systems in skin types IV-VI.

J Drugs Dermatol 2007 Jan;6(1):40-6

Aesthetic Dermatology, Chicago, IL 60614, USA.

Photoepilation, utilizing lasers and noncoherent light sources, is designed to irradiate as much of the follicular unit as possible, with melanin as the target chromophore. Wavelength absorption should generate energy sufficient to heat and destroy the hair follicle, while preserving the surrounding tissue. When performing photoepilation on African-American skin (Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI) a greater risk of potential epidermal adverse events, such as dyspigmentation, blistering, crusting, edema, and subsequent scarring, is possible. Read More

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January 2007
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Effect of piroxicam gel for pain control and inflammation in Nd:YAG 1064-nm laser hair removal.

Authors:
S Akinturk A Eroglu

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2007 Mar;21(3):380-3

Department of Anaesthesiology, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey.

Background: Laser-assisted hair removal is a variably uncomfortable and painful procedure.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of piroxicam gel on pain control and subsequent inflammation in Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser hair removal in women volunteers.

Methods: Fifty women volunteers were enrolled in this prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled study over a 6-month period. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3083.2006.01979.xDOI Listing
March 2007
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Long-pulsed ruby laser-assisted hair removal in male-to-female transsexuals.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2002 Jan;1(1):8-12

Department of Dermatopathology, Unit of Dermocosmetology, University Medical Center Sart Tilman and Sauvenière, Liège, Belgium.

Background: Unwanted male-pattern pilosity is a heavy psychological burden and can cause distress for male-to-female transsexuals. Orchidectomy and oestrogen supplementation combined with antiandrogens fail to make hair disappear.

Aims: To study the effect of long-pulsed ruby laser treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1473-2130.2001.00015.xDOI Listing
January 2002
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A pilot study to optimize laser-assisted hair removal using real-time high-speed infrared imaging.

Photomed Laser Surg 2006 Oct;24(5):651-4

Department of Dermatology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate thermal effects on the skin surface during laser-assisted hair removal using real-time high-speed infrared imaging.

Background Data: Although hair laser removal (HLR) can be considered an inherently safe treatment, there may be approaches to optimise the benefit/risk ratio of this common therapeutic and cosmetic procedure.

Methods: In this pilot study on three subjects, a ruby laser equipped with a cryogen spray cooling (CSC) system was used to investigate the effect of different CSC durations and delay times between CSC and the laser impulse. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/pho.2006.24.651DOI Listing
October 2006
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A review of the adverse effects of laser hair removal.

Lasers Med Sci 2006 Sep 1;21(3):121-5. Epub 2006 Jul 1.

Lasercare and Birmingham Skin Centre, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH, UK.

Laser hair removal is ever increasing in popularity. Technology is fast advancing, and there are increasingly excessive commercial claims that laser hair removal in all skin types is free of side effects. The aim of this study is to review the evidence from published literature regarding the incidence of adverse effects after laser and light systems for hair removal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-006-0377-yDOI Listing
September 2006
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