Laser Epilation


Elcin G.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.46, pp.10-14, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.46.s1.03
  • Journal Name: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-14

Abstract

Today removal of unwanted hair is the leading cosmetic procedure requested by our patients. Thus, laser hair removal is the fastest growing and evolving area in cosmetic dermatology. The aim of this review is to remind the reader the properties that belong to the hair follicle and that belong to the laser beam which enable the laser hair removal, and to pass along the information about basic physical principles of laser tissue interaction and various laser systems used in laser hair removal. Proper patient selection, preoperative and postoperative care, principles of laser safety postoperative complications will also be discussed. (Turkderm 2012; 46 Suppl 1:10-4)