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Lasers in Medical Science

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 191–193 | Cite as

Hypertrichosis in Becker’s nevus: effective low-fluence laser hair removal

  • M. LapidothEmail author
  • M. Adatto
  • S. Cohen
  • D. Ben-Amitai
  • S. Halachmi
Original Article

Abstract

Becker’s nevus is cosmetically bothersome both due to the hyperpigmentation and due to the hypertrichosis which can accompany it, particularly in males. Laser hair removal can be considered, but the pigmented background of the Becker’s nevus makes the treatment more challenging. Fifteen patients with Becker’s nevus underwent eight sessions of hair removal with low-fluence high-repetition-rate diode lasers (808–810 nm). All participants experienced significant hair reduction at 6 and 12 months. No adverse events were reported. The study supports the use of low fluence with high-repetition-rate diode laser hair removal as a safe and effective method for the management of hypertrichosis in Becker’s nevus.

Keywords

Laser hair removal Becker’s nevus Hypertrichosis Hyperpigmentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Lapidoth
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • M. Adatto
    • 3
  • S. Cohen
    • 4
  • D. Ben-Amitai
    • 2
    • 5
  • S. Halachmi
    • 6
  1. 1.Laser Unit, Department of DermatologyRabin Medical CenterPetach TikvaIsrael
  2. 2.Sackler School of MedicineTel Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Skinpulse DermatologyGenevaSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of Plastic SurgeryRabin Medical CenterPetach TikvaIsrael
  5. 5.Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Schneider Children’s Medical Center of IsraelRabin Medical CenterPetach TikvaIsrael
  6. 6.Herzelia Dermatology and Laser CenterHerzelia PituachIsrael

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