Facial plast Surg 2003; 19(1): 131-136
DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-39132
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Laser Hair Removal

Carmela C. Vittorio, Michael S. Lehrer
  • Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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Publication Date:
09 May 2003 (online)


Laser-assisted hair removal has rapidly emerged as a noninvasive technique for long-term reduction in unwanted hair. This article reviews the pertinent aspects of hair follicle biology, the theoretical aspects of the physics and mechanisms of laser epilation, the different types of lasers available for hair removal, and the practical clinical aspects of laser hair removal.