Evaluation of the response and healing effect after laser hair removal using a multi-spectral dermatoscope

Herke Jan Noordmans, Ellen Kuijer, Ilva De Groot, Rowland De Roode, Alex Rem, Tjeerd De Boorder, Rudolf Verdaasdonk

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A multi-spectral dermatoscope was used to investigate the effect of laser hair removal. Ten volunteers underwent three laser treatments, 6 weeks apart. In a subsequent trial, three volunteers received one laser treatment after which the skin region was imaged at short intervals. Practical solutions were developed to re-locate the investigated skin area. After exact matching using rigid and elastic registration software, the images showed acute and delayed effects on the hairs, pigment and vasculature after laser hair removal and subsequent healing response. The multi-spectral dermatoscope provides a perfect tool to study the efficacy and side effects of laser hair removal procedures and can be used to optimize the treatment plan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics V
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics V 2009 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 24 Jan 200926 Jan 2009
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE


ConferencePhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics V 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose


  • Healing response
  • Skin treatment
  • Time evolution
  • Time series


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