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Plasmon-enhanced photoepilation (PELO)
Start date: May 1, 2012, End date: Jul 31, 2013 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"Photoepilation (also known as laser hair removal) is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses intense pulsed light to remove unwanted hairs and slow down their regrowth. Current approaches rely on the natural color contrast between the hair and the skin to damage the hair by photo heating. They consequently fail for fair hairs (blond and white) and, even in the ideal configuration of dark hairs on clear skin; the required light intensities are responsible for local skin injuries that can become permanent. In this project, we propose to exploit the latest advances in nanotechnology to develop a novel photo-epilation technique with reduced invasiveness, higher efficiency and wider applicability over state of the art. Our approach will first decrease local injuries of the surrounding skin by substantially reducing the required light intensity. Beyond, we expect that it could enable slowing down the hair regeneration and extending for the first time laser hair removal to blond and white hairs."

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