Hartzlar, 1984 (x-ray hair removal)

Hartzlar, 1984

Title: X-ray epilation for the treatment of trichiasis

Authors: Hartzlar J, Neldner KH, Forstot SL

Journal: Arch Derm May 1984, 120:620-624


The authors observe that treating certain eye conditions with x-rays led to permanent loss of eyelash hairs. While acceptable for this specialized eye procedure, x-rays are too dangerous at the exposure levels needed to remove hair from large areas.