Hair removal is a focus of many sucessful aesthetics practices because of high patient demand. Procedure volumes are expected to grow 59% between 2007 and 2009.1

With 80% of men and women world-wide regularly shaving, waxing or plucking, hair removal is a treatment patients will ask for. Laser hair removal is popular as it not only removes hair like traditional methods, but also permanently reduces the quality and quantity of hair remaining. The most common areas treated are the upper lip, underarm, and bikini line for women and neck and shoulders for men. Simplicity of treatment makes hair removal very popular.

Quick Facts:

  • 28.5 Million procedures were performed in 2007; projections suggest 45.5 Million procedures by 2009 1
  • By 2009 some 56,807 spas and offices will offer light based hair removal services 1

Superior treatments utilize contact cooling and a wavelength that is safe for all skin types.

Clinical Outcomes:

  • Nd: YAG for hair removal – … 6 and 10 months post three treatments, averaging about 60% “permanent’ hair loss 2
  • Nd: YAG for Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB is treated by removing ingrown hairs that cause shaving bumps) - 31% showed 90% reduction, 53% showed 80% reduction in papules/pustules 3

 

1 Medical Insight, Inc, "Global Aesthetic Market Study”, Sept 2005
2 White Paper Roy Grekin, MD
3 Dermatologic Surgery 2003; 29:1187-1191 Seymour Weaver, MD, Emelou Sagaral, MD