Zubair S.,City Hospital |
Mujtaba G.,Nishtar Medical College Nishtar Hospital
Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists | Year: 2013
Objective: To evaluate the synergistic effect of intense pulsed light (IPL) and bipolar radiofrequency (RF) [Electro-optical device] on white hair in Pakistani population. Patients and methods: Twenty eight women with white hair (skin phenotypes III-V) were included in the study. The chin and upper lip were treated with six treatment sessions over 5-6 months. The level of RF energy was 15-20 J/cm2, while optical fluences varied from 26 to 38 J/cm2. Hair counts and photographic evaluation were obtained at baseline, 4 months and one month after final session. Results: An average hair removal of 63% was observed after sixth session. Conclusion In lighter coloured hair, combined effect of the two types of energy, radiofrequency and intense pulse light technology offer a promising solution.