Adrian 2000 (diode laser hair removal)

Adrian, 2000

Title: 800 Nanometer Diode Laser Hair Removal in African American Patients: A Clinical and Histologic Study,

Authors: Adrian RM, Shay KP

Journal: Cutaneous Laser Therapy 2000; 2: 183-190.


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Objective: To evaluate two 800nm diode lasers (LightSheer) with 30 msec and 100 msec pulse durations in the treatment of African American patients with skin types V and VI. Histologic studies, efficacy and side effects were examined in an effort to optimize laser hair removal procedures in this patient population.

Methods: Facial, neck and axillary areas were treated using 800 nm diode lasers at 30 and 100 msec pulse durations with fluences between 15 J/cm2 and 40 J/cm2.

Results: Both lasers could be used safely in skin type V and VI African American patients. Longer pulse durations enabled the delivery of higher fluences with minor and acceptable postoperative complication profiles.

Conclusion: The LightSheer diode laser operating at 30 msec and 100 msec can be safely used in hair removal procedures in African American patients.