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What is permanent hair removal?

Dr. Doris Day, MD
Dermatology

Permanent hair removal means that at the end of two years you'll have less hair not no hair. The gold standard laser for hair removal is the Diode Laser. My favorite one is the Light Sheer Duet since it covers a very large treatment area, no need for gel, and can treat a whole back or entire legs in 15 minutes with minimal discomfort, no pain. 

Lasers work best on lighter skin and darker hair, they do not work on blonde hair at all, the skin should not have a tan. Prior to your treatment shave the hair so it is present but short. You should not pluck or wax since that removes the follicle and will make the treatment ineffective.

For most people 6-8 treatments are necessary, best done at 1 month intervals. It is important to try to do these in sequence to avoid the need for extra treatments. 

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