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Old 03-15-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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I want to try a laser hair removal treatment because I'm sick of shaving and waxing my hairy parts of the body. I don't know witch laser hair removal is best...should I buy the home device or should I consult a doctor and choose a clinic for this treatment?
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Laser hair removal at home??? Explain.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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FDA has approved TRIA, a home-use hair removal laser machine. It gets mixed reviews online, and works best on people with dark not-very-coarse hair and pale skin. Machine itself runs ~$500 or so, can be purchased sometimes on payment plan thru QVC.

To the OP, I would say to sign up for all the online-couponing websites in your area (groupon, living social, bloomspot, dealspot, whatever) because they often run very good specials for medspas / laser hair removal. You can try 1-2 sessions thru the coupon deal and see if your particular hair & skin are good candidates for laser hair removal at all. Then you'll be better informed for whether to try at home.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:36 PM
 
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id love to laser hair remove my face. if a home product actually worked, i could make my wife do it and save bucks.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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FDA has approved TRIA, a home-use hair removal laser machine. It gets mixed reviews online, and works best on people with dark not-very-coarse hair and pale skin. Machine itself runs ~$500 or so, can be purchased sometimes on payment plan thru QVC.

To the OP, I would say to sign up for all the online-couponing websites in your area (groupon, living social, bloomspot, dealspot, whatever) because they often run very good specials for medspas / laser hair removal. You can try 1-2 sessions thru the coupon deal and see if your particular hair & skin are good candidates for laser hair removal at all. Then you'll be better informed for whether to try at home.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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Laser hair removal is tricky: the skin temperature needs to measured and the machine adjusted, etc. I would leave it up to a professional meaning an actual doctor's office. Otherwise, I believe you will waste your money. One treatment won't do it because hair grows in cycles. You will need apx 4 - 6 treatments for the same area, spaced about 6 months apart. When done properly, the hair is gone permanently, even 10 years later! It works but it is expensive.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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I think the OP was referring to a home waxing kit, not laser hair removal.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I think the OP was referring to a home waxing kit, not laser hair removal.
Actually she does mean laser. Her post says she is tired of waxing and shaving and wants to try the in-home laser removal system.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Actually she does mean laser. Her post says she is tired of waxing and shaving and wants to try the in-home laser removal system.
I know what the post said. And I was saying that she might have meant something else.
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