What is hair removal?

Howard L. Brooks, MD

Hair removal can be achieved with lasers, shaving, threading and plucking. In my office, we do quite a bit of laser hair removal. There are several lasers that target the pigment in the hair itself to damage the follicle and decrease the hair growth. It will usually take 6-8 treatments, 6-8 weeks apart to have a significant reduction in the hair. It is not permanent and touch-ups will be necessary.

Bruce Katz, MD

Hair removal is the process of removing facial or body hair either temporarily or permanently. Temporary measures include waxing, depilatory creams or shaving. The most popular permanent solution is laser hair removal.

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