Diode lasers are often considered as the gold standard preference for hair removal due to the deep penetration and effective targeting of the hair follicle. A wide variety of diode lasers are available, which can differ in terms of their parameters (such as fluence, pulse duration, repetition rate, scanner, and cooling).Objective:
The objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of hair removal with an 810 nm novel scanning diode laser, up to six months after last treatment.Methods:
A scanning 810 nm diode laser was used for axillary hair removal of 14 female patients who received 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. Follow-up on hair count was conducted 3 and 6 months after last treatment and compared to baseline hair count.Conclusions:
The examined 810 nm diode laser was proven to be safe and effective for hair removal. Results were sustained for 6Results:
No unexpected or significant adverse events were recorded. An average hair count reduction of 72.8% after 3 months and 67.6% 6 months after the last treatment is demonstrated.Conclusion:
The examined 810 nm diode laser was proven to be safe and effective for hair removal. Results were sustained for 6 months after last treatment. Longer follow-up data are followed for further substantiation of the clinical effect. Scanning technology can provide for potentially faster and safer treatments.