Case Study 1

A comparative study of hair removal at an NHS hospital:
Luminette intense pulsed light vs electrolysis

Karen Harris, Janice Ferguson & Samantha Hills
Withington Community Hospital, Manchester, UK
Lynton Lasers Ltd, Cheshire, UK

Twenty-five women, previously referred for NHS hair removal by electrolysis, were enrolled in a split face study to treat facial hirsutism. Each patient was treated on just six occasions, one half of the face with electrolysis, the other side with an intense pulsed light source. Patients were evaluated with respect to reduction in hair counts, side effects and discomfort during treatment. All patients treated, except one with very sparse, fair hair growth, preferred treatment with the Intense Pulsed Light and rated their average hair reduction with this method as 77% after 5 treatments. The overall patient satisfaction rates as determined by Visual Analogue Scales were 8.3 out of 10 for IPL and 5.4 out of 10 for electrolysis.

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