Nd:YAG laser hair removal in Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI

PubMed Reference:Chan CS, Dover JS. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Mar.


  • Use of a 1,064-nm, long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser (GentleYAG) for darkly pigmented patients (Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI)
  • Start with a pulse duration of 3 msec, a 12-mm spot size, and fluences of 24 to 32 J/cm2, depending on skin type, and DCD cooling device. Fluence can be increased.
  • Hair reduction is noticeable after 1st treatment
  • More significant after a series of treatments, depending on body area (3-6 for arms and legs).