Kobayashi, 1985 (thermolysis, insulated probes)

Kobayashi, 1985

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Title: Electrosurgery using insulated needles: epilation.

Author: Kobayashi T

Journal: J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1985 Oct;11(10):993-1000

PMID: 4044984, UI: 86009200

This paper deals mainly with histologic findings and clinical aspects of epilation using insulated needles. Patients were checked for hair regrowth after "thermolysis" epilation–a cycle of three to four treatments at roughly 3-month intervals, within an observation period of 2 1/2 years. The results for 39 patients, compiled 6 months to 1 year after the final epilations, showed almost no or extremely reduced hair regrowth with almost no scarring.