Cosmetic Corner

Laser Hair Removal: Survey of the Cutis Editorial Board



What area do you treat most often in women?

What area do you treat most often in men?

The majority of dermatologists (64%) treat the face most often in women, followed by the bikini area and legs (18% each). In men, half (52%) of dermatologists treat the back most often in men, followed by the neck (43%) and chest (5%).

Expert Commentary
Provided by Shari R. Lipner, MD, PhD (New York, New York)

Before undergoing laser hair procedures, patients should be counseled that multiple treatments are often necessary, with the goal being reduction in hair density. Some hairs may still remain even after sufficient treatments. Some patients may be more comfortable with a topical numbing agent.

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