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does home laser hair removal work?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Not sure: Although it's been approved by fda for such a use, there is no strong evidence in supporting its effectiveness.
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 19 years experience
Somewhat: Home laser hair removal devices that have come out recently such as the tria system are effective at removing hair. But in order to make them safe for home use, manufacturers can't duplicate the power of in-office devices. So usually a lot of treatments are necessary to see some improvement. Also they are not idea for light color hairs or patients with dark or tan skin.
Dr. David Rosen
Dr. David Rosenanswered
Medical Oncology 30 years experience
Yes: We have an aesthetician at jefferson facial plastics that seems to have good results. It does take multiple sessions in order get optimum results.

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What could cause the left side of my jaw to lock up after catching a cold a few days ago?

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TMJ disorder: A locked jaw is usually due to a temporomandibular joint that is injured or displaced. This could happen when you are ill from clenching too much, or a wide yawn if you already have aproblem with the joint. Go see an ent. If severe a few days of a steroid will help, then you may need an occlusion splint made by a dentist.
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What might a patch of painful red skin be due to?

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Inflammation: Inflammation of some type. If it doesn't heal, you should visit your doctor.
A 33-year-old female asked:

Does laser hair removal actually work in reducing/killing hair growth & if so does the home remedy tria laser work just as well?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Laser Hair Removal: Yes, laser hair removal can be very effective in reducing unwanted hair. At home hair removal products do not really work well compared to the top of the line laser hair removal machines you find at physicians' offices.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

Do home laser hair removal machines work?how effective r they? and r there any areas that they cannot be used on?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Hair removal: The home laser hair removal devices use a lower power setting than the ones used by doctors, can be quite painful to use, and may not be appropriate for men. Talk with your dermatologist about your hair-removal options.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Most cases to little power to be effective. Best to have only medical professional preform IPL for hair removal..
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