Facial plast Surg 2005; 21(2): 139-144
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872415
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Laser Hair Removal in Fitzpatrick Type IV to VI Patients

Suzanne Yee1
  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
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Publication Date:
28 July 2005 (online)


Laser hair removal is one of the most popular laser procedures performed. Dark-skinned patients are the most challenging hair-removal patients because of the melanin found in both the hair and the skin. This article discusses options for hair removal that are safe and effective in dark-skinned patients.