Lasers for Hair Removal

Mohamed L. Elsaie, Sonal Choudhary, Michael P. McLeod, Keyvan Nouri

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Hair reduction can be achieved using lasers. The ideal patient for laser hair reduction has light skin with dark hair, so that the laser does not damage the epidermis while sufficiently targeting the hair follicle. The largest spot size and highest tolerable fluence should be used. During the treatment, it is important to overlap 10-20% with the laser spot to avoid generating skip areas. If any sign of epidermal damage becomes evident, the fluence should be reduced by 20-30%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationStep by Step
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012


  • Alexandrite laser
  • Diode laser
  • Follicular stem cells
  • Hair follicle
  • Laser hair reduction
  • Nd:YAG laser
  • Ruby laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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