Will shaving skin if using a home ILP treatment make hair thicker? Do home ILP kits work?
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Shaving and IPL
Thank you for your question sdshits. Home IPL devices can be used for hair reduction. When performing laser hair removal, it is important to have the area shaved so that the skin is not burned from the treatment. However, plucking and waxing before a laser hair removal treatment will decrease the efficacy because they are removing the base of the hair which is the target for the laser. Shaving only removes the surface portion of the hair, leaving the base intact. I am not sure what treatments you are referring to that are done at a salon, perhaps waxing. The benefit of laser hair removal is that it lasts much longer than other types of hair removals. Please speak with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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