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Old 05-18-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
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Permanent hair removal (need advice)

Anyone know what the best permanent hair removal device/kit would be to buy (preferably over the internet), if I were to do it myself at home? I dont wanna go and have someone else do it, I would be more comfortable if I did it in privacy.

 
Old 05-19-2006, 06:21 AM   #2
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Re: Permanent hair removal (need advice)

Permanency only comes from professionals using professional equipment. Scarring is too high a risk to do electrolysis on yourself. Professional lasers start at more than $50,000. It's much less expensive to go to a pro.

 
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:32 PM   #3
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Re: Permanent hair removal (need advice)

so those electric tweezer things on tv dont actually work?

 
Old 05-20-2006, 06:06 AM   #4
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Re: Permanent hair removal (need advice)

Have you ppl heard of lunatips? Has anybody used this calender system before?

 
Old 05-20-2006, 06:50 AM   #5
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Hair is an insulator. That's why heads are shaved before electric chair executions. Hair cannot conduct a current. Holding a hair with electric tweezers does nothing more than holding the hair with ordinary tweezers.

 
Old 05-20-2006, 09:23 AM   #6
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Re: Permanent hair removal (need advice)

Even if a professional does it there is no guarantee. Lasers start at $3000 and up. They are very dangerous since you have never used one before. Waxing does thin some of the hair. It causes scar tissue and the hair doesn't always grow back from damage. That is why you should be very careful when waxing eyebrows. Electrolysis does work. You can only do one hair follicle at a time. Very lengthy and like always no guarantee! The hair can always grow back. Be careful with whatever you choose to do!

 
Old 05-21-2006, 10:51 AM   #7
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Re: Permanent hair removal (need advice)

There are no guarantees with the human body. That's a given. But having professional equipment used by someone trained and experienced does make all the difference in the world. A $3000 hair removal laser is junk as far as lasers go. The FDA will never approve a laser powerful enough to be used in the home. True hair removal lasers are Class IV devices which manufacturers can only legally sell to physicians.

There is a difference between regrowth and new growth. Once a follicle has been destroyed either by laser or electrolysis, it absolutely cannot regrow. There are on average 1000 hair follicles per sq. inch on the body, the majority of these will never produce a hair. BUT it is always possible for one to become active and produce a new hair, not regrowth.

 
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