Efficacy of a Low Fluence, High Repetition Rate 810nm Diode Laser for Permanent Hair Reduction in Indian Patients with Skin Types IV-VI

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2016 Nov;9(11):29-33. Epub 2016 Nov 1.


Background: The study's aim is to evaluate the novel "in motion" technique for permanent hair removal using a low level fluence/high repetition rate on patients with a dark skin type over different areas of the body. Objectives: To assess fluence, accumulative energy, and number of treatments needed to achieve a significant hair reduction and patient satisfaction with minimal side effects, low discomfort levels, and high safety profile in a skin type IV-VI Indian patients. Methods: Seventy-one Indian female patients with skin type IV-VI were enrolled in the study. All patients were treated with a low fluence, high repetition rate 810nm diode laser using a predetermined set of parameters for 5 to 6 treatments in 1- to 3-month intervals. Hair reduction was measured by patients' satisfaction and all adverse effects were documented. Results: Results obtained a high degree of patient satisfaction and a very low record of adverse events. Treatments were complication-free for dark skins and a reasonable schedule or sessions and intervals. The discomfort during the sessions was negligible.