Dierickx, 1999 (unpublished diode article)

Dierickx, 1999 (unpublished)

Proposed title: Effective, permanent hair reduction using a pulsed, high-power diode laser

Authors: Dierickx CC, Anderson RR, Campos VB, Grossman MC

Journal: none


Affiliated institution: Wellman Labs of Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School; Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York

Available at: Lumenis promotional website


This unpublished article was presented in progress to FDA, which cleared the LightSheerTM Diode Laser System for hair removal in December 1997.

This summary is currently available on the diode laser maker’s promotional website to allow users of this system to better inform their patients. This is not a peer-reviewed medical publication, and is provided by Coherent Medical solely for informational purposes regarding its products. It is not a substitute for clinical observation of laser-tissue interaction and clinical experience.

Written by the same doctors whose described clinical results with ruby lasers (Dierickx 1998) were markedly better than most other peer-reviewed publications.