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Lasers Med Sci. 2014 Jan;29(1):191-3. doi: 10.1007/s10103-013-1314-5. Epub 2013 Apr 5.

Hypertrichosis in Becker's nevus: effective low-fluence laser hair removal.

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Laser Unit, Department of Dermatology, Rabin Medical Center, 7 Keren Kayemet St, Petach Tikva, Israel, alapidot@netvision.net.il.

Abstract

Becker's nevus is cosmetically bothersome both due to the hyperpigmentation and due to the hypertrichosis which can accompany it, particularly in males. Laser hair removal can be considered, but the pigmented background of the Becker's nevus makes the treatment more challenging. Fifteen patients with Becker's nevus underwent eight sessions of hair removal with low-fluence high-repetition-rate diode lasers (808-810 nm). All participants experienced significant hair reduction at 6 and 12 months. No adverse events were reported. The study supports the use of low fluence with high-repetition-rate diode laser hair removal as a safe and effective method for the management of hypertrichosis in Becker's nevus.

PMID:
23558435
DOI:
10.1007/s10103-013-1314-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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