Laser hair removal Brazilian?

Which would be the best laser for permanent hair removal of brazilian area? Mixed asian skin

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Laser hair removal

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Laser hair removal does not yield permanent results. It is more like semi-permanent treatment. It reduced the hair growth in the treated area and it usually requires few treatments. Anyways, you will have to perform touchups every now and then. Another option is electrolysis. I advise you to find certified provider and have a consultaion before you make ultimate decision. Good luck!

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician

Laser Hair Removal

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Thank you for your question in regards to laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is not a permanent treatment, it is a reduction of hair follicles over a series of treatments. Specific lasers and setting are used base on skin type and hair color for maximum results. A 1064 wavelength should be used for your skin type. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Laser hair removal

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Do some investigating into laser hair removal providers in your area and talk to them about your skin type and hair color.  Different wavelengths are used for light vs dark skin.  It is the wavelength that is important rather than the name brand of the laser (although certain lasers have built in cooling systems, etc, that make the treatment more comfortable).  Good luck, and don't be afraid to ask questions of your provider.  

Suzan McGary, MD
Williamsport Thoracic Surgeon

Laser for Brazilian in asian skin

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There are various shades of asian skin. Up to a type 4, the Alexandrite or Diode laser can be used safely and effectively. Above this skin type, a 1064 YAG laser should be used.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Best laser for Brazilian?

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Hello, thank you for your question.  First and foremost, laser hair "reduction" is called such because it is impossible to guarantee 100% permanent hair removal on any part of the body.  You should be happy to get 80-90% hair reduction.  As you age and your hormones change, it is possible for partial re-growth to come back. For darker skin types, the 1064nm wavelength is safest.  Laser hair reduction is a series of treatments, usually 6-8 treatments done between 4-8 weeks, depending on the area being treated.  You should seek a board certified dermatologist to assure safest treatment for your skin type.

Mark A. Blair, MD
Phoenix Dermatologic Surgeon
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Best HR laser for your skin

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My advice would be to focus on finding an experienced clinic for laser hair removal with physician supervision. The basic rule is the longer the wavelength, the safer the laser in darker skin. There are three main laser wavelengths currently used for laser hair removal - 755nm Alexandrite, 810nm diode, and 1064 Nd:YAG.

The Alexandrite and diode lasers can be used in most skin types, with proper cooling. For the very darkest skin types, the Nd:YAG is safest. It's important to have an evaluation of your skin in person to determine your skin type on the "Fitzpatrick" scale.

Intense pulsed light is another option, but likely not the best option in your skin type.

Ask the physician and technician how they have determined your skin type and which laser is best for you, and also ask regarding their experience in treating your skin type.

Derek Norcom, MD
Portland Physician

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.