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J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2019 Jan-Mar;12(1):8-16. doi: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_97_18.

Unconventional Uses of Laser Hair Removal: A Review.

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Cutis Institute of Dermatology, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.


Laser hair removal since its availability has been primarily used for aesthetic purposes. Over the years, it has emerged as an important therapeutic modality in various dermatological and surgical disorders, both as an adjuvant and as a monotherapy. Depending on the skin type, all laser hair removal systems have been used with good results and minimal complications. We hereby review the diverse range of unconventional indications of laser hair removal.


Folliculitis decalvans; hairy flaps; hidradenitis suppurativa; laser hair removal; pilonidal sinus; unconventional indications

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