Home-Use Hair Removal - How Does It Work?


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Emilee Green

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Home-Use Hair Removal - How Does It Work?


Study brings together evidence from peer-reviewed clinical and scientific studies on home-use devices.



Wausau, WI (December 4, 2019) – A study was undertaken to determine the safety and efficacy of home-use devices (HUDs) for hair removal. The results will give medical professionals a greater level of confidence in recommending HUDs as companion products to professional treatments.


The clinical report of this study, led by Godfrey Town, PhD was published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM), the official journal of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS), and selected to be featured in the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine video series


Watch the LSM video on this study here.

Godfrey Town, PhD is a UK registered clinical technologist and RPA2000 certificated Laser Protection Adviser specializing in the comparative measurement of intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser devices and has published twenty-six scientific and clinical papers in peer-reviewed journals. His current academic affiliation is as Senior Research Fellow PhD, Department of Dermatology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark. He is a serving member of several IEC and US ANSI laser standards committees and chairs the Home Use Devices Safety Group. He holds an Expert Witness Certificate from Cardiff Law School specializing in laser injury cases and is a long-time active member of EADV, ASLMS and the UK BMLA.

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The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) is the largest multi-disciplinary professional organization, dedicated to the development and application of lasers and related technology for health care applications. ASLMS promotes excellence in patient care by advancing biomedical application of lasers and other related technologies worldwide. ASLMS membership includes physicians and surgeons representing multiple specialties, physicists involved in product development, biomedical engineers, biologists, nurses, industry representatives and manufacturers. For more information, visit aslms.org.


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