Background and Objectives: Hair removal is a common cosmetic problem interesting more and more patients nowadays. Various laser treatments are currently available. Alexandrite and Nd:YAG laser are the most effective procedures in lighter and darker skin phototypes, respectively. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 patients seeking hair removal in one or more body areas with skin phototypes 2–6 was recruited to perform this study. Patients were divided into two groups. One group was treated with the standard Nd:YAG hair removal procedure, while the other group was treated with a new “in motion” Nd:YAG technology. Results and hair removal rates were evaluated six months after the last treatment. Results: Out of 40 patients treated, all patients experienced hair reduction. No statistically significant difference in hair removal was noted between the two groups; however, a statistically significant reduction in pain during the procedure was observed in the group treated with the “in motion” technique. Conclusions: While traditional and “in motion” Nd:YAG techniques have similar result outcomes in hair removal, the “in motion” technology seems to guarantee a better safety profile compared with the traditional technique. A more extensive clinical study will be necessary to confirm our study’s results.

Comparing Traditional and in Motion Nd:YAG Laser in Hair Removal: A Prospective Study

Nistico S. P.;Bennardo L.;Zappia E.;Silvestri M.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Hair removal is a common cosmetic problem interesting more and more patients nowadays. Various laser treatments are currently available. Alexandrite and Nd:YAG laser are the most effective procedures in lighter and darker skin phototypes, respectively. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 patients seeking hair removal in one or more body areas with skin phototypes 2–6 was recruited to perform this study. Patients were divided into two groups. One group was treated with the standard Nd:YAG hair removal procedure, while the other group was treated with a new “in motion” Nd:YAG technology. Results and hair removal rates were evaluated six months after the last treatment. Results: Out of 40 patients treated, all patients experienced hair reduction. No statistically significant difference in hair removal was noted between the two groups; however, a statistically significant reduction in pain during the procedure was observed in the group treated with the “in motion” technique. Conclusions: While traditional and “in motion” Nd:YAG techniques have similar result outcomes in hair removal, the “in motion” technology seems to guarantee a better safety profile compared with the traditional technique. A more extensive clinical study will be necessary to confirm our study’s results.
2022
hair removal
in motion technology
Nd:YAG laser
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