نوع مقاله : Original Article(s)
1 استاد، گروه پوست، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
2 دانشجوی پزشکی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران.
3 متخصص پوست، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Hirsutism is one of the pravalent problems of human and so far many procedures have been suggested to treat it. Intense pulsed light (IPL) considered as one of the procedures with fewer side effects. This study aimed to compare the effect of the first generation of IPL (Lumina) with its second generation (Ellipse) on hirsutism.Methods: In this retrospective study, medical files of the patients who refered to Isfahan Espadana Lasers Center for hair removal were evaluated. Patients were divided into two groups: those treated with Lumina and those treated with Ellipse. The patients’ treatment satisfaction was evaluated during 6 months follow-up period.Finding: Medical files of 235 women were studied; 107 treated with Lumina and 128 with Ellipse. Mean satisfaction of patients in Ellipse and Lumina groups were 78.11 ± 44.49 and 71.13 ± 36.78 respectively (P < 0.05).Conclusion: Hair removal and hirsutism treatment using second generation intense pulsed light (Ellipse) is more effective than the first generation of it (Lumina).