Patient Reported Improvement in Quality of Life Associated With Successful Laser Hair Reduction at Hemodialysis Site With 1064-nm Nd:YAG Laser

Logan W. Thomas, Erica B. Wang, Jennifer Urban, Jared Jagdeo

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Abstract

Laser hair reduction is a well-established modality for a wide range of medical indications. Laser hair reduction can be beneficial for hemodialysis patients who undergo repeated adhesive tape application and removal at their hemodialysis site during hemodialysis sessions. There is a paucity of published literature on efficacious laser hair removal treatments for hemodialysis patients. Herein, we present a case of a 50-year-old male (Fitzpatrick III) with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, who achieved successful laser hair reduction at his hemodialysis vascular access site with five sessions of a neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser (1064 nm) to improve his quality of life by reducing the hair burden at the adhesive tape site application. We recommend providing this safe and effective hair reduction treatment option for hemodialysis patients given the decreased quality of life associated with end stage renal disease and hemodialysis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(7):794-795.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)794-795
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
Volume17
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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