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What are some permanent hair removal methods (other than electrolysis or laser)?

What are some permanent hair removal methods (other than electrolysis or laser)?

Hair removal: The only two well established and legitimate permanent hair removal modalities at this point in time are Electrolysis and /or Laser hair removal. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Electrolysis (Definition)

The use of a pulse of electrical current to damage and destroy hair follicles in areas of unwanted hair. Unlike shaving, the root of the hairs are damaged in ...Read more


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Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Not even close: Medical grade vs over the counter grade are always different with the former being more potent and effective even if you are comparing the same product. Your question is comparing light therapy with laser and these are two totally different modalities. See your local plastic surgeon for the most efficacious treatment for you. ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal be expensive?

Can laser hair removal be expensive?

Can be: Depends on the extent of desired hair removal. Does require several visits to remove most unwanted hair as the hair can only be destroyed during its growing cycle. Many hairs are in resting mode and will not be effectively removed. Set intervals for retreatment is the way the hairs will be most effectively reduced. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

It depends...: If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal permanent?

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Yes,but: There is a subset of women that are heavy or have hormonal problems who will have significant reduction. They will however have partial regrowth that needs intermittent touchup sessions on face and neck areas. It is also difficult to totally remove hair on arms and legs. ...Read more

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Is hair restoration surgery successful?

Is  hair restoration surgery successful?

Yes and No: Hair restoration surgery can be very successful. It is the only treatment proven to restore hair, long term. Expectation is key. Hair restoration surgery will never replace the hair density that patients have in the posterior scalp, donor. Planning for hair restoration is of most importance taking into consider the age of the patient, future hair loss expectations and overall expectations. ...Read more

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Which is more efficient laser lipo or ultrasonic laser lipolysis?

Which is more efficient laser lipo  or ultrasonic laser lipolysis?

Magician not wand: Many people sarcastically say it is the magician and not the wand that are responsible for excellent results. While laser lipolysis may promote some skin contraction, it may also cause significant ski burns or injury if not used properly and may prolong healing. The same is true with ultrasounds. I have used both and do not have a strong preference for either. ...Read more

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Electrolysis or gentle laser for hair removal - which lasts longer, which has less scarring?

Electrolysis or gentle laser for hair removal - which lasts longer, which has less scarring?

Laser hair removal: Electrolysis is going the way of the dinosaur. It is still the only method for long term removal of light hair but your ages a very long time as it is 1 hair at a time. Both electrolysis and laser hair removal have to be done multiple times. The gentlelase is one of the best lasers for hair removal and is much less likely to scar or have side effects due it's patented cold spray. ...Read more

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Is epilight cheaper than laser hair removal? I was saving money for laser hair removal and almost have enough. By any chance is epilight cheaper? .

Cost is relative: To the number of sessions required for removal. Cheaper is not always better; so do your research. Epilight in some markets may be more expensive than laser hair removal, especially if it is less effective and requires more sessions. It's more about the operator than the machine, but there are machine differences as well. Direct comparison in your own area would be best before deciding. ...Read more

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What to do about permanent hair removal methods other than electrolysis or laser ?

Magic: There are no magical ways to permanently removed hair. See a dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe?

Is laser hair removal safe?

Safe: Very safe for most skin types. The darker your skin, the greater the risk with some laser devices. Check with your provider to see if their laser is a good fit for your skin type and hair type. ...Read more

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Is home laser hair removal devices is safe?

Follow instructions: Usually yes but they tend not to be very effective ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal effective?

Is laser hair removal effective?

Yes: It's very effective if done properly and using the right lasers with the right settings. Works best on dark coarse hair. Patients with darker skin are at higher risk of getting burned and have to be treated with different lasers and settings than patients with white skin. It's possible to get 80% or more hair reduction after a series of treatments. ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal actually work?

Yes: No such thing as hair removal - rather hair reduction. Every treatment with an effect laser (i.e. Diode, or alexandrite) reduces the growing hair by 80%. Since hair growth is cyclical, you must go for treatments every 4-6 weeks. Other lasers are less effective. Do your research before actually going to a laser clinic! ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal be suitable for teenagers?

Yes: Age is less a factor than the locations and color of the hairs themselves. It requires a series of treatments, since laser is effective only when actively growing. Some hairs are in resting phase and not as susceptible. Additional treatment in planned series will find the majority in the active growth phase. Laser seeks color and is best on dark hair growth areas. ...Read more