We conducted a study to determine the safety and efficacy of a long-pulse (755-nm) alexandrite (LPA) laser (GentleLASE™; Candela Corp, Wayland, Massachusetts) for hair removal in patients with Fitzpatrick skin type VI. Over 10 months, 4 women between 29 and 47 years of age and with skin type VI received an average of 3 treatments for cheek and chin hair removal. Laser settings were spot size of 12 to 18 mm, fluence of 8 to 14 J/cm2, and cooling spray time of 60 to 70 ms. Hair growth decreased significantly (>75%), regrowing hairs were lighter and thinner, and no side effects or pigmentary changes were observed. Using this LPA laser with proper settings and protocols seems to be safe and effective for hair removal in patients with skin type VI.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2002|
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