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DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-17975
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Laser Hair Removal Update

Mark M. Hamilton1 , Steven H. Dayan2 , Paul J. Carniol3
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois School of Medicine, Urbana, IL
  • 3Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry-The New Jersey Medical School, Summit, NJ
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Publication Date:
22 October 2001 (online)


Laser hair removal has made possible the permanent reduction of unwanted hair. However, this technology remains far from perfect. Many advances have occurred in the past several years to improve laser hair removal, including lengthening pulse widths and adding mechanisms to cool the skin during treatment. These advances have improved results and broadened the scope of patients who are candidates for this procedure. This article reviews the latest advances as well as the various laser hair removal systems currently available.