Laser Hair Removal: A Brief Review

Feix Urman, Maritza I. Perez

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


Since the mid-1990s, laser hair removal has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. We will review basic laser biophysics and studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of the 5 lasers most commonly used for hair removal: the long-pulsed ruby, long-pulsed alexandrite, pulsed diode, and Q-switched and long-pulsed Nd-YAG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-42
Number of pages7
JournalCosmetic Dermatology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


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