How effective is laser hair removal for women?

Laser Hair Removal. Laser hair reduction is very effective for women (and men). Depending on skin type, ethnicity, laser used and area you wish treated, you may need between 6 and 10 treatments spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart. Multiple areas can be treated simultaneously if you wish.
Very to not at all. For the right woman, it works great. Dark hair, light skin and tolerance to the treatment are all good signs that it will work. Lighter hair and darker skin make it harder, but not impossible....More treatments. Bikini, underarms, nipples, happy trail all work well. Facial hair is more resistant. Good equipment helps a lot. We estimate a 60-90% reduction after 5 treatments space 6 wks apart.

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Is laser hair removal effective?

Yes. I have had laser hair reduction. It smarted and i needed to bite on a towel but it was worth it. Approximately 90% reduction. I recommend the candela gentlelase. (i do not own one but that is the one i lease). Read more...
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...
It can be...depends! First, laser hair removal works best on brown or black hair. The laser is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle. Laser light is NOT attracted to gray, blond, red, or very light colored hair. Many people who have laser hair removal will get "tune-ups" or maintenance treatments from time to time. Read more...

Is laser hair removal actually effective or is it a scam and will grow back. When browsing there something specific I should l look for when choosing?

Laser hair removal . Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to remove unwanted hair growth. It takes multiple treatments over the course of a few months to remove unwanted hair usually. A maintenance treatment once a year is sometimes necessary to treat hairs that begin to regrow. In this regard, it is semi-permanent but still highly effective for most patients. Read more...

Hi Dr. Which one is more effective laser hair removal or IPL?

IPL/laser. There is no cut and dry answer for this. It depends on your skin. Skin of people is broken down into Fitzpatrick gadings, the lower Fitzpatricks (1 and 2) do better with IPL and the higher ones (darker) usually with laser. Consult with a good aesthetic medicine physician for a consult. Read more...
Hair Removal. LASER, LASER, LASER. Just because a place advertises LASER hair removal, doesn't mean they use a LASER. many places use an IPL which is nearly incapable of producing hair follicle damage as it does not isolate the wavelength of the necessary chromophore such as Alexandrite or NdYag. Insist on LASER, and depending on you skin type and hair pigmentation, the proper wavelength must be selected. Read more...

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...
Home laser. Most of the units that are being sold for home laser hair removal are under-powered when compared to medical laser grade lasers. I prefer that you invest your money wisely and get better results by going to a facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist. Make sure that the physician evaluates you before starting the treatment and that he is present in the premises. Hope this helps. Read more...

Laser hair removal, is it safe? Female friend is getting it. I heard it kills hair cells and I wonder how that can be safe, if it kills cells.

Safe. Pigments absorb wavelengths of light that correlate with their color. Certain laser light wavelengths correlate with the pigment of darker hair tones. In this way, the laser energy is absorbed uniquely in the hair follicle while minimizing energy to the surrounding tissue. Energy (heat) from the light destroys the follicle while leaving skin. Very safe when done by trained professional. Read more...

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...

Are diod laser (hair removal laser machines) considered harmful for a pregnant woman or not?

Not really but wait. It is not but we usually don't want to do anything while you are pregnant. You don't want to put your body through any stress or pain. Get a mommy makeover when you have your baby. Read more...