Does hair removal laser work for upper arm (from elbow to shoulder)?
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Hair removal of arms
I'm not a huge fan of treating arms with the laser. True, things can worsen if not treated appropriately, particularly with too low settings. Often these hairs are not very thick and the laser has a hard time generating enough heat in the follicle to kill the hair. What happens is it partial destroys the follicle and leads to thinner hair, which is even harder to treat. Also, if of Mediterranean heritage, paradoxical hair growth is more common.
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