Laser hair removal: where are we now?

B E DiBernardo, J Perez, H Usal, R Thompson, L Callahan, S R Fallek
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1999, 104 (1): 247-57; discussion 258
The hair removal market is evolving rapidly. The goal has always been long-term epilation. Success is dependent on understanding hair biology and physiology and on knowledge of laser physics, skin optics, and tissue preservation with respect to these emerging laser technologies. These topics will be reviewed, as will specific categories of laser systems in the hair removal arena and the clinical aspects of laser hair removal today.

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