This 39 year-old man from Westlake Village presented for laser hair removal on his back. He had significant hypertrichosis (increased hair growth) with dark black hair over his back, shoulders and upper arms.
The Candela Gentlelase laser was used to treat the back, shoulders and upper arms. This laser has a wavelength of 755 nm and is useful for treatment of brown or black hair. The patient had significant improvement in the hair growth on the treated areas. As with all laser hair removal systems, there is a need for subsequent repeated treatments. Laser hair removal is essentially laser hair “reduction” in that multiple treatments are necessary to reach the desired result. With each treatment there is a gradual decrease in the number of hairs that regrow, and those hairs that return tend to be finer, shorter, and with less pigment. The patient was very pleased with the results and continued to return for further treatments.