Laser treatments are the most effective and popular method to
remove unwanted hair. Among various types of lasers, alexandrite devices have shown high efficacy with lower risk of side
effects . The use of alexandrite laser equipped with a sapphire
handpiece for the treatment of hypertrichosis in subjects with
Fitzpatrick skin types I to IV has shown significant hair reduction
with low side effects . Nistico et al. showed the use of sapphire
handpiece enables the administration of a gradually increasing
energy dose that leads to hair bulb damage and hence hair removal . There are a few reports on the use of this method in
subjects with darker skin phototypes (IV to VI).
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and side
effects of the alexandrite laser equipped with sapphire
handpiece in subjects with Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI.