Within-patient right-left blinded comparison of diode (810 nm) laser therapy and intense pulsed light therapy for hair removal

@article{Cameron2007WithinpatientRB,
  title={Within-patient right-left blinded comparison of diode (810 nm) laser therapy and intense pulsed light therapy for hair removal},
  author={Heather G. Cameron and Sally Helen Ibbotson and Robert Dawe and Janice Ferguson and Harry Moseley},
  journal={Lasers in Medical Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={393-397}
}
Excessive facial hair in women can cause significant psychological distress. A variety of treatment methods are available, including lasers and, more recently, intense pulsed light (IPL) sources. There are very few studies comparing laser and IPL devices. The purpose of our study was to compare a laser diode device with an IPL, using a within-patient, right-left, assessor-blinded, controlled, study design. Hair counts were made, using coded close-up photographs. Treatments were carried out on… CONTINUE READING

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