Title: Pili bigeminy induced by low fluence therapy with hair removal alexandrite and ruby lasers.
Authors: Ye JN, Prasad A, Trivedi P, Knapp DP, Chu P, Edelstein LM
Journal: Dermatol Surg 1999 Dec;25(12):969
Affiliated institution: Laser and Dermatology Service, Zhonghua Medical Clinic, Los Angeles, California, USA.
BACKGROUND: Lasers are being widely used for the hair removal. Several complications including hyperpigmentation, erythma, hypopigmentation, and burns have been reported. OBJECTIVE: To study laser hair removal complications. METHODS: Pubic hairs were treated with alexandrite and ruby lasers. RESULTS: Pili Bigeminy can be induced by low fluence therapy with hair removal Alexandrite and Ruby lasers as a complication. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first report of pili bigeminy as a complication of laser-assisted hair removal.