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Any questions: Does laser treatment offer a permanent cure for facial hirsutism in women?

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 11 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:f
  1. Julian H Barth, consultant chemical pathologist
  1. Leeds

    Some women have isolated thick hairs growing on their faces and these can be effectively treated by any technique that can destroy a hair follicle. The most common method is electrolysis, but any procedure that destroys the hair root under the surface of the skin would be effective. The scar that develops at the site is small and invisible. Laser therapy is effective at destroying …

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