Best Hair Removal laser?

I have the option of having laser hair removal with the following lasers. They are different price points but I don't know what the difference between them is, or which is the better laser for the job. Could you please advise which laser is better? SHR Fotona Alma Harmony Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Doctor Answers 2

​Find an Experienced Provider with Good Equipment that is Regularly Calibrated

Newer lasers have features built in (such as sapphire cooling tips) to make them more comfortable.  Some of the newer technology is also more efficient, allowing for lower energy settings to be used with better results and less discomfort.  For any laser treatment, safety is the most important consideration.   In the state of Texas, every new laser patient has to be seen by a medical practitioner.  At that point, they can determine if you can be safely treated with their laser.

We recommend finding an experienced and reputable provider in your area with updated equipment.  Calibration and power of the laser is important for a safe, comfortable and effective treatment.  Find out what laser they will use and if it is under a maintenance contract.  If their laser isn’t calibrated on a regular basis or is underpowered, your treatment may be painful or inefficient. We can't comment on the laser you mentioned.  It doesn't have the power & features we required.


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Best Hair Removal--Laser Hair Removal--Takes a Series of Treatments--SHR

Keep in mind, it takes at least three to six sessions to remove hair permanently. SHR uses light and movement to remove hairs and can give a good result. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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