Efficacy and Safety of Long-Pulsed Nd-Yag Laser in Treatment of Hirsutism

  • Tawhida Nawazesh Rosie Classified Specialist in Dermatology, Prime Minister’s Office, Dhaka (E-mail: Classified Specialist in Dermatology, Prime Minister’s Office, Dhaka
  • Md Abdul Latif Khan Classified Specialist in Dermatology, Adviser Specialist in Dermatology CMH, Dhaka
  • Md Shirazul Islam Khan Classified Specialist in Dermatology, CMH, Dhaka
  • Quazi Salim Yazdi Classified Specialist in Dermatology, CMH, Dhaka
  • ATM Rezaul Karim Associate Professor & Head, Department of Dermatology, AFMC, Dhaka
Keywords: Hirsutism, Nd-YAG laser, Hair reduction

Abstract

Introduction: Hirsutism is a condition of unwanted malepattern hair growth in women. Perception of hirsutism is subjective and it is a common condition affecting 5-10% of unselected women.

Objectives: To find out the efficacy and safety of long-pulsed Nd-YAG laser in the treatment of hirsutism.

Materials and Methods: Fifty females of age between 18- 50 years with dark terminal facial hair and normal hormonal profile were treated with long-pulsed Nd-YAG laser (1064nm, 10mm spot size, pulse duration of 25-30 minutes and fluence of 25-40J/cm2). Six consecutive sessions of laser treatment were delivered to all the patients at 4 to 6 weeks’ interval. Photographic evaluations and percentage of hair reduction were done before each session and final assessment noted at the end ofninemonths.

Results: All the patients completed the study. Good hair reduction (50-75%) was seen in 52% of patients after the first treatment session. After six consecutive treatment sessions at the end of nine-month excellent hair reduction (>75%) was noted in 86% of patients and good hair reduction (50-75%) seen in 12% patients. Side effects in our study were post-operative erythema in 40% and perifollicular oedema in 33.33%.

Conclusion: The study supportslong-pulsed Nd-YAG laser with multiple six sessionsis safe and effective in the treatment of hirsutism.

Journal of Armed Forces Medical College Bangladesh Vol.14 (2) 2018: 169-172

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2020-03-10
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Rosie, T., Khan, M. A., Khan, M. S., Yazdi, Q., & Karim, A. (2020). Efficacy and Safety of Long-Pulsed Nd-Yag Laser in Treatment of Hirsutism. Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh, 14(2), 169-172. https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v14i2.45901
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