Lasers for Hair Removal

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

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Abstract

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
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery: Step by Step
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages310-312
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012

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Hair Removal
Lasers
Hair
Hair Follicle
Epidermis
Light
Skin

Keywords

  • 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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Elsaie, M. L., Choudhary, S., McLeod, M. P., & Nouri, K. (2012). Lasers for Hair Removal. In Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step (pp. 310-312). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118412633.ch41

Lasers for Hair Removal. / Elsaie, Mohamed L.; Choudhary, Sonal; McLeod, Michael P.; Nouri, Keyvan.

Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. p. 310-312.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Elsaie, ML, Choudhary, S, McLeod, MP & Nouri, K 2012, Lasers for Hair Removal. in Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 310-312. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118412633.ch41
Elsaie ML, Choudhary S, McLeod MP, Nouri K. Lasers for Hair Removal. In Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step. Wiley-Blackwell. 2012. p. 310-312 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118412633.ch41
Elsaie, Mohamed L. ; Choudhary, Sonal ; McLeod, Michael P. ; Nouri, Keyvan. / Lasers for Hair Removal. Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. pp. 310-312
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