Volume 11 - Issue 10 - October 2003

A s the fourth most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed in the United States today, laser hair removal’s popularity has soared since its introduction nearly a decade ago.1 However, until recently, safe laser hair removal was limited in Fitzpatrick skin types I to III. Now, however, there are treatments available that have greatly improved the safety of laser hair removal in patients with skin types IV to VI. In this article, I’ll highlight the main improvements in technology that have enabled laser hair removal to be a much safer and viable option for patients who haven’t pre