One-year follow-up results of hair removal using an 810 nm diode laser

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Oct;17(5):775-778. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12757. Epub 2018 Sep 24.


Introduction: Laser hair removal is a common light-based aesthetic procedure. Diode lasers and specifically the long-pulse diode laser 810 nm are the most popular preference for hair removal due to the deep penetration and targeting of the hair follicle. In a recently published article, we presented our hair removal clinical evaluation results using an 810 nm scanning diode laser. Three- and six-month follow-up hair counts demonstrated an average hair reduction of about 70%.

Objective: In the current article, we demonstrate long-term follow-up hair removal results of 1 year after last treatment.

Methods: Among 11 out of 14 female patients who received three axillary hair removal treatments, 4-6 weeks apart, returned to the 1-year follow-up visit. Treatment area photographs and hair count of 1-year follow-up visit were compared to baseline.

Results: The average hair count reduction of about 70% at 1 year after the last treatment was maintained.

Conclusions: The examined 810 nm diode laser has been proven to be a safe and effective for hair removal. Results sustain not only for 3 or 6 months but also for 1 year after last treatment.

Keywords: diode laser; hair removal; long-term follow-up.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Axilla
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hair Removal / methods*
  • Humans
  • Lasers, Semiconductor / therapeutic use*
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult

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