Hair removal with the 3-msec alexandrite laser in patients with skin types IV-VI: efficacy, safety, and the role of topical corticosteroids in preventing side effects.
From: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology
Author:Aldraibi, Mohammed S.; Khachemoune, Amor; Touma, Dany J.
Background: Laser hair removal targets melanin in the hair shaft. The abundance of melanin in the epidermis of patients with dark skin color has always been regarded as hazardous due to the increased incidence of side effects in this patient population.
Objective: To establish the efficacy and safety of using the 3-msec alexandrite laser in patients with skin types IV to VI, and evaluate the role of topical corticosteroids in preventing side effects.
Methods: Thirty-seven patients with skin types IV to VI and brown or black hair were recruited and divided ...
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