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Evaluation of efficacy and safety of chemical peeling and long-pulse Nd:YAG laser in treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae.

Dermatol Ther 2021 Mar 28;34(2):e14859. Epub 2021 Feb 28.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.

Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) presents as chronic inflammation of the beard area that affect males but also females may affect if have coarse hair. Its treatment can be challenging. Laser-assisted hair removal causes miniaturization of hair shafts which are the principal contributors to inflammation in PFB. Read More

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Perianal Reactivation of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 After Laser-Assisted Hair Removal.

Sex Transm Dis 2021 Feb;48(2):e30-e31

Infectious Diseases Departments, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto (CHUP), Porto, Portugal.

Abstract: We report a case of perianal reactivation of herpes simplex virus type 2 in a 27-year-old man, who was HIV positive with good immunovirological status, after a laser-assisted (alexandrite) hair removal session. We discuss the clinical and laboratory features and the role of prophylaxis with antivirals, particularly in certain patients such as immunocompromised ones. Read More

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February 2021

Ocular complications secondary to diode laser-assisted eyebrow epilation.

Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol 2020 Dec 6. Epub 2020 Dec 6.

Unidad de Uveítis, Departamento de Oftalmología, Hospital de León. Instituto de Biomedicina (IBIOMED), Universidad de León. Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, León, España. Electronic address:

We describe two cases of ocular complications secondary to Diode laser assisted eyebrow epilation. Both included patients were women who underwent an eyebrow epilation procedure with Diode laser. A few hours after the procedure they started complaining with photophobia and blurred vision. Read More

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December 2020

Combined laser assisted treatment for permanent hair removal for skin types I-V with Alexandrite 755 nm and ND:YAG 1064 nm lasers.

Dermatol Ther 2021 Jan 16;34(1):e14599. Epub 2020 Dec 16.

Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

This retrospective cohort study regarding hair removal procedures considers all the data collected in three different clinical centers from 2017 to 2019. The device used to perform the treatments was composed of an Alexandrite 755 nm and an Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser, that delivered both wavelengths in a blended simultaneous emission (Thunder MT, Quanta System, Samarate, Italy). The improvement evaluated after five sessions of treatment by an external referee was: 83. Read More

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January 2021

EMLA-induced methemoglobinemia after laser-assisted hair removal procedure.

Am J Emerg Med 2019 11 24;37(11):2119.e1-2119.e2. Epub 2019 Aug 24.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

This is the case of a 23-year-old female with a past medical history of ADHD and Depression who was evaluated in the emergency department for perioral cyanosis and hypoxia after application of the eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine (EMLA) local anesthetic prior to a laser-assisted hair removal procedure. This report illustrates a case of methemoglobinemia which is a rare but significant complication of topical anesthetic use. Read More

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November 2019

Adherence to optical safety guidelines for laser-assisted hair removal.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2019 Sep 5;35(5):313-317. Epub 2019 May 5.

Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: In recent years, there was a rise in ocular injuries secondary to cosmetic laser-assisted hair removal.

Purpose: To assess the level of adherence to optical safety guidelines during laser-assisted hair removal performed by nurses or physicians in private practice.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at thirty-one private laser-assisted hair removal clinics. Read More

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September 2019

Lichen sclerosus associated with Nd:YAG laser therapy.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2019 1;21(2):69-70. 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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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 2019 May 21;133(3):843-846. 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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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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Hair and bare skin discrimination for laser-assisted hair removal systems.

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2017 Jul;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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Laser-assisted hair removal for facial hirsutism in women: A review of evidence.

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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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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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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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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September 2015

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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January 2015

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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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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February 2014

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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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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October 2013

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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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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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

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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September 2011

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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December 2010

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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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

[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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September 2009

Ocular complications of laser-assisted eyebrow epilation.

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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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