Laserplast
Hypertrichosis and Hirsutism
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The presence of hair is often considered unaesthetic, and laser technology is almost always the most effective way to improve this condition. Hair removal may be desired in areas where hair is normally present and the quantity is also normal (unwanted hair), in areas where hair is normally present but the quantity is above normal (hypertrichosis), or in areas where hair is not normally present and the quantity is abundant (hirsutism). A careful analysis of the patient’s history will suggest one of these 3 conditions, but some instrumental screening is often also necessary for a correct diagnosis (ovarian ultrasonography to check for ovarian micro-cysts, CAT scan of the adrenal glands to check for neoformations in this area, blood tests to evaluate hormone levels etc.). A diagnosis of hirsutism can be considered only if a score of 8 or higher is obtained on the Ferriman-Gallwey scale (published in 1961).

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Laser treatment
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
TECHNOLOGY USED
Light Sheer diode laser (also with new high speed HS handpiece), 4th generation IPL
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
 30 minutes maximum
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
6 – 8 (on average)
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS:
30 – 40 days
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
None
SIDE-EFFECTS (ALSO TEMPORARY)
Redness of the treated area (interfollicular erythema) for several hours, swelling around each hair (follicular edema) for 24 hours at most. Very rarely there may be temporary hypopigmentation of the skin and formation of small scabs
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
Avoid sun exposure and UV lamp exposure for 30 days before treatment, no antibiotics or tranquilisers
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
The same as those before treatment
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