Nd:YAG laser hair removal in Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI

J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Mar;12(3):366-7.


Safe and effective laser treatments are crucial, especially in darker-skinned individuals. Herein, we report our experience treating Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI with a long-pulsed, 1,064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser. With the right treatment settings, darkly pigmented individuals can undergo laser hair removal effectively.

MeSH terms

  • Hair Removal / methods*
  • Humans
  • Lasers, Solid-State / adverse effects
  • Lasers, Solid-State / therapeutic use*
  • Skin Pigmentation*