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Does home laser hair removal work?

Does home laser hair removal work?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


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

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How does laser hair removal work? Actually, what is it?

Intense Light: Laser light to remove hair actually is very intense light that shines on hair and travels down the hair shaft to the follicle where the hair is produced. The energy literally burns the follicle and destroys it. The hair may grow back, but if it does, it is usually more fine and lighter in color. ...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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Hi docs, would laser hair removal work if I have pcos?

Hi docs, would laser hair removal work if I have pcos?

Have to control pcos: PCOS a you know can lead to increased thick coarse and fine hars. The laser principle is the same heat the follicle and kill it or at least stun it for a long period of time; THe laser should help but its important to have your gynecologist control the baseline disorder ...Read more

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I have lots of excessive hair growth all over my body. Would laser hair removal work?

It should: First make sure there is not a medical cause for this excessive hair growth and then arrange to have LHR by an experienced person ...Read more

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Is the Phillips or babyliss home laser hair removal useful or its just a waste of money and its better to go to a specialist center?

Is the Phillips or babyliss home laser hair removal useful or its just a waste of money and its better to go to a specialist center?

Probably waste: I haven't heard anything good about these systems. Go to a center with laser (not IPL) and ask about a package deal, ask for a discount. Make sure they are trained to use laser and use eye protection. If hair is a real problem and doesn't run in your family or is new for you, get a medical checkup of your hormones. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Laser Hair Removal (Definition)

Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more