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Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal in a Patient with Congenital Hypertrichosis Terminalis


Address correspondence to Abeer Attia, Ph.D., Dermatology Unit, Department of Medical Applications of Lasers (MAL), National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (N.I.L.E.S.), Cairo University, Giza 12316, Egypt, or e-mail:


Abstract:  We report a case of 1-year-old girl with congenital hypertrichosis terminalis treated using intense pulsed light for hair removal. Repeated sessions were performed every 3 weeks. Facial hair reduction was achieved after 12 sessions and body hair reduction after 15 sessions. Intense pulsed light resulted in 75% reduction of hair in congenital hypertrichosis terminalis.