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Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:24 pm      Reply with quote
I am going to have my bikini and under arms done. What is the most current laser? I am a blond but my "hair" is light brown. Will that work? Thanks!
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:50 pm      Reply with quote
I'm having PPx laser done for my acne but it is also used for hair removal. It's a pretty new laser so you might want to check it out Smile

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Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:23 am      Reply with quote
Laser works best on light skinned people with dark hair. The most effective laser is Alexandrite laser if you are light skinned.

Go for a laser and not an IPL, because laser is more effective. Make sure to compare the prices because there is a huge variation. It's also important that the technician uses the right joules (not too low)and the right settings.
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Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:13 pm      Reply with quote
What about the lasers for home use? Are they effective? I see many on ebay and always wonder if they work? Confused

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Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:31 am      Reply with quote
NDYag is good for laser hair removal. you must do it around 4-5 times before your hair gone.
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Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:58 pm      Reply with quote
I had it done on my legs but it didn't really work. A lot of the hair came back after 2 pregnancies...
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Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:43 pm      Reply with quote
I have been looking at the Epila laser. This is a small laser for home use. They sell for about 160 give or take.
I wonder if it would be effective. I do see some good reviews but would love to know if anyone has used this?

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Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:44 pm      Reply with quote
nickieygirl, is the NDY a home laser or in office treatment?
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In general, I don't think there is any laser that will remove hair that is sold to the consumer.

I had IPL done a little over a year ago and it was only moderately successful.
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Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:44 pm      Reply with quote
Epila is not effective at all. It's a waste of money.

If you want laser hair removal then a professional machine should be used.

For light skin and dark hair skintype 1-3

the MOST effective laser is alexendarite laser

A very effective laser that can be used for skintype 1-3 (sometimes for is skintype 4) is Diode (Lightsheer is the best diode machine)

If you have dark skin the Nd.Yag is the best solution if you don't want to get burned. You will need more sessions but you'll se a result.

IPL is effective in the right hands, but you should always go for a laser if it's available in your area.
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Pippi_Plum wrote:
nickieygirl, is the NDY a home laser or in office treatment?


It's for office treatments, often used on dark skinned people.
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Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:17 pm      Reply with quote
Janie wrote:
I am going to have my bikini and under arms done. What is the most current laser? I am a blond but my "hair" is light brown. Will that work? Thanks!


Hi Janie

It should work, but as they probably told you, the skin where they are treating shouldn't be tanned.

I also had my underarms and bikini area done, as well as my lower legs. By far, one of the best things I ever did for myself!

You are going to love it!
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Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:38 pm      Reply with quote
I just had my second laser session on Saturday (bikini area). Apparently I should have done this a few years ago before I started turning grey Sad - the laser won't get rid of those.

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I am undergoing hair removal with the Cutera system (designed for darker hair). My underarms and bikini area took more treatments than the upper lip and chin, but it works great. A bit expensive for 4-sessions, but compared to waxing, it about the same.
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Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:07 am      Reply with quote
please look into this carefully before you decide to do it. in rare cases, laser can cause increased hair growth, and possibly sagging of the skin. I will post links to forums where people have reported these effects later today.
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:55 pm      Reply with quote
Cutera is a brand name. Like Ford and Chevy. It's what was used on me with only minimal success.

In addition to the type of laser used, not the brand name, the experience of the provider is all important.
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:48 am      Reply with quote
I had it done 2 yerars ago and it didn't work I'm willing to try again w/ newer technology
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:38 pm      Reply with quote
I dont think it works at all, actually i know from personal experience. By the way i can vouch for what ariane mentioned increase hair growth Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Totally true
Electroylis works but takes longer so you gotta be patient and there is many different types of electrolysis.
You might wanna check this out, fantastic place for hair removal issues, information and advice.

http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/postlist/Board/1/page/1

They also have a forum on laser. i dint give it here cause i dont think it works and im against it Laughing
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Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:02 pm      Reply with quote
I've had electrolysis done for my underarms. I don't know if I would recommend it though, it was very expensive and quite uncomfortable, even painful. You have to do a lot of research if you want to go either the laser or electrolysis route. Not just in terms of technology but also to find an experienced, reputable professional to do it for you.
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Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:09 am      Reply with quote
I had bad experience with Laser hair removal. I had the upper lip and chin package and expected the hair to be gone. It was so expensive but after 6 treatments I am still plucking and waxing and on top of that it turned about 40% of the hair gray thus making it impossible to treat. I am angry at myself and at the clinic for not being honest. Knowledge is power and I would advise you to read allot on the subject before shelling the big bucks! Also, find a clinic that has some type of warranty.
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Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:07 pm      Reply with quote
I've had laser hair removal treatments a few years ago. I have blonde hair and had my legs, bikini and underarms done. I get yearly touch ups, but so far so good. No more razors...and better yet NO MORE RAZOR STUBBLE!!! Very Happy

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Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:50 am      Reply with quote
Chrissie wrote:
I've had laser hair removal treatments a few years ago. I have blonde hair and had my legs, bikini and underarms done. I get yearly touch ups, but so far so good. No more razors...and better yet NO MORE RAZOR STUBBLE!!! Very Happy


What type of laser was successful for your blonde hair, Chrissie?

My legs are being lasered at the moment and it's going pretty well, but my bikini line is blondish and my current laser treatment won't work for it.
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Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:04 am      Reply with quote
I did it for my underarm 2 years ago. The result is very good.
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rosielynt wrote:
I had it done 2 yerars ago and it didn't work I'm willing to try again w/ newer technology


Hi rosielyny. In my own opinion no matter how new the device used it won't work unless used by the right person. Anyway that's just my opinion. Surprised
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:15 am      Reply with quote
Janie wrote:
I am going to have my bikini and under arms done. What is the most current laser? I am a blond but my "hair" is light brown. Will that work? Thanks!


you might look into a diode like the LightSheer Duet. Supposedly The LightSheer is less painful and can cover a large area more quickly. Another diode is the Soprano.

YAG lasers are better for darker skinned people, but if you're blond I dont think you fall into that category.

I've had a few treatments on my chin with different lasers and it did seem to work to make the hair finer and also fewer hairs overall.
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