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Using At-home Laser Hair Removal Devices for Sun Damage Too?

Can home laser hair removal devices (silk'n, tria) be used to counteract sun damage? IPL lasers are used to remove hair and help with sun damage, so the at-home devices can be used for both purposes too right?

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Non-professional IPL Devices

Most home devices that are used to reduce hair are not as effective as professional lasers meant to permanently affect hair regrowth.   This is true as well for other skin care treatments with the home IPL devices. .
It would be best to schedule a consultation in a practice with Board Certified physicians is advisable.


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Hone Devices for Skin Care not Recommended


In general, home devices that are used to reduce hair are not as effective as professional lasers meant to permanently affect hair regrowth.  These will not be effective for treating skin problems, sun-damage or aging.
A consultation in a practice with Board Certified physicians is advisable

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Can Trial be Used for Skin Treatments

No.

Tria and similar home use devices are specifically designed for home based hair removal and cannot be used for treating wrinkles or brown spots or blemishes.

Regards

Tanveer Janjua, MD
Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
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