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A 31-year-old member asked:

Aren't there less painful methods other than waxing for hair removal?

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Dr. Mark Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular 10 years experience
Laser Hair Removal: Yes. In fact, waxing and tweezing are the most painful. The laser hair removal system selectively targets the melanin in the hair follicle to provide the optimal balance between safely treating all skin types and effectively removing unwanted hair. It utilizes a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the treatment, ensuring your skin is rapidly and evenly treated.
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Here's our approach.: Waxing tends to become less painful over time. We do electrolysis and laser hair removal in our office - and these can be quite painful without some sort of pre-treatment. We use a compounded prescription topical cream, and we also offer injectable anesthetics for hair removal prior to genital surgery for transgender folks. I appreciate this is different from waxing, of course.

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How to make bikini hair removal less painful?

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Dr. Edward Zimmerman
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Alma Soprano Laser: Our soprano xli is probably the most comfortable lhr system on the planet. It pulses lower energies, 10x/sec through a cooled tip, while in motion, which makes it much more comfortable and more effective. Take a couple of Motrin an hour before, trim the hair down to stubble (not smooth) and have them use a potent topical anesthetic cream....Not a day at the beach, but great preparation for one.
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