September 30, 2007

10 Things You Didn't Know About Laser Hair Removal  

By Matthew J James

If you’re fed up of constantly shaving or waxing to get rid of unwanted facial or body hair, then maybe you’ve already thought about laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is the most permanent of all treatments available today, and more effective than shaving, waxing. Electrolysis is still in use, but as each hair has to be treated individually, it can be a painful hair removal method, and on occasions can cause scarring.

If you haven’t thought about laser hair removal yet, or thought that it sounded too daunting, these 10 tips will provide you with the information you need.

1) Laser hair removal isn’t suitable for every skin and hair type. The best results can be found on people with light skin and dark coarse hair. This hair removal procedure targets pigmented tissue, and doesn’t work well on red, white, blonde or grey hair.

2) The most common areas for laser hair removal are the lips, arms and underarms, legs, bikini line, legs, chest and back. Laser hair removal takes more time, and is more expensive for larger body areas than for smaller areas.

3) Depending on the area and skin and hair colour, it usually takes between 6 and 8 sessions of laser hair removal to fully get rid of the unwanted hair.

4) There are very few side effects to laser hair removal. The most common is that the treated area can be a bit sore and swollen for between a few minutes and a few hours. In some cases, darkening or lightening of the skin can occur. Effects such as blistering or scarring or changes in the texture of the skin due to laser hair removal are very rare. Side effects caused by incorrect technique or wrong settings can be reduced by ensuring that the clinic you use for your laser hair removal treatment is registered and approved by the Healthcare Commission.

5) Ensure that you do some research before you make an appointment. Find the best qualified and experienced laser hair removal practitioner and ensure that the clinic is regulated. The cheapest clinic may not provide the best results, or be regulated. Laser hair removal clinics often advertise in fashion and lifestyle magazines and so you may be able get an idea of what to expect before you visit one.

6) Expect a thorough consultation from the laser hair removal clinician which should last 30-45 minutes and will cover your medical history and a test patch may be treated to see how you respond to laser hair removal.

7) Before your laser hair removal treatment, you will need to ensure that you follow the advice of the clinician. This advice will suggest such things as to avoid sun beds, sunbathing and fake tan and not to bleach or wax the area to be treated for several weeks before treatment. Your laser hair clinician may also provide other advice and information to take into account before your laser hair removal treatment.

8) Laser hair removal works by passing a laser beam through the skin to the hair follicles where the hair growth starts. The heat from the laser damages the follicle and so stops hair growth. There is often a cooling device fitted to the laser handset to cool the skin down. It usually takes several treatments to get rid of all unwanted hair, because hair has several phases of growth. Laser hair removal treatment lasts from around 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated.

9) During laser hair removal, the area is thoroughly cleaned, and then the treatment begins. Most patients report very little discomfort or pain thanks to the cooling device fitted to the laser. Immediately after the treatment, additional cooling and moisturiser is applied to the skin.
10) Laser hair removal is quick and after the treatment, make up can be worn straight away, but perfumed products as well as steam rooms and saunas should not be used for a day as they may cause irritation. Exposure to the sun or sun beds should also be avoided for several weeks. You may see a hair growing several days after treatment; this is the dead hair coming out naturally. This may happen for several days depending on the size of the area that has had laser hair removal treatment.

As laser hair removal is so quick and has so few side effects, it is even possible to have the treatment in your lunch hour! Get rid of unwanted hair today!

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Total Fitness Laser Hair Removal Clinics are registered and approved by the Healthcare Commission. Our highly trained team use the latest Alexandrite Laser Technology and will advise what sort of results to expect. Take advantage of a Free Consultation and test patch today, you don’t even need to be a Total Fitness member.

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Join The Hairless Brigade By Removing Your Pubic Hair  

By Sashi Sarda

Pubic hair has suddenly started losing its privacy. With the introduction of latest products and the trend to remain hairless being the key, women of today are on the look out for products that can make them get rid of pubic hair. If you form part of the lot and want to join the new hairless brigade, you need not feel embarrassed. Instead, opt for one of the hair removal methods that suit you and just go for it.

Hair removal from the genital area is relatively new to modern Western Culture. In Australia, the practice of waxing or shaving the pubic area did not become common until the 1990s. In a study carried out by Basow and Braman, a large number of participants, who were randomly assigned to watch a video-recording of the same bikini-clad woman either with or without visible body hair, judged the woman as less attractive, intelligent, sociable, happy, and positive when hairy than when hairless.

The introduction of Brazilian wax brought a revolution in pubic hair removal. The Brazilian wax originated in Brazil for women wanting to wear the then-new thong bikinis. The “Brazilian” involves removing pubic hair from the mons pubis, labia and the Bikini line. Some hair may be left on the mons pubis depending on individual patient preference. Getting a “Brazilian” was popularized on shows such as Sex and the City and within the past three years is as commonly advertised by beauty therapists and medical laser hair removal clinics as compared to other more traditional beauty and cosmetic treatments. Removal of pubic hair has been gaining acceptance worldwide.

Technology offers a buffet of hair-removal methods ranging from the quick and cheap to the sophisticated and costly. Razors may leave behind irritation, ingrown hairs and abrasive stubble. Depilatory creams wield strong chemicals and irritants. Still, the two procedures are favored for affordability, convenience and privacy. Moving up a step, there's no getting around the fact that while waxing hurts but 15 minutes of hell earns up to a month of smoothness and a reduced chance of ingrown hairs. Other advanced options like diode laser hair removal are also gaining ground. Electrolysis and laser hair removal are permanent means of unwanted hair removal. They need to be performed by qualified experts and are expensive and time consuming.

Have a look at the results of a recent study on pubic hair removal to gain back your confidence -
(a) 63% of clients reported feeling “sexier” with minimal/no pubic hair.
(b) 75% of clients reported “aesthetic” as a major reason for removing their
pubic hair.
(c) 71% reported “hygiene” as a major reason for removing pubic hair.
(d) 17% reported “cultural” as a major reason for removing their pubic hair.
(e) 60% of clients reported experiencing greater sexual pleasure with
minimal/no pubic hair.
If you are interested in joining the hairless brigade or to give your partner a pleasant surprise, go for pubic hair removal and have a sexy feel thereafter. The world may not remain the same.
The author is well versed in solving all problems relating to hair loss These problems include the common ones like dandruff and alopecia to problems like hirsutism, which are generally not discussed openly.

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September 28, 2007

Pubic Hair Removal  

By Richard Romando

Genital or pubic hair removal is now widely practiced by both men and women. There are some salons and beauty clinics that offer custom hair designs over your pubic area. Pubic hair removal needs much more attention than hair removal from any other body part, because the skin around this area is very soft and sensitive. Improper methods of hair removal can cause skin problems such as ingrown hair, razor bumps, blood spots, and red and sore skin.

With pubic hair removal, there are only limited options. Many commonly practiced methods such as depilatory creams, sugaring and laser are not so often practiced for this area. Some effective pubic hair removal methods include shaving, waxing, pulling and electrolysis. These practices can be carried out at home or salons.

Shaving using traditional or electrical razors is the most commonly practiced method for pubic hair removal. If you are following this procedure, you must use safety razors specially designed for pubic hair removal. Although electric razors are expensive, they provide safety. Don't shave the same area more than twice and avoid shaving creams as much as possible. The problem with shaving is that you have to practice the sessions in every alternate day, and the repeated shaving can cause darkening of the skin.

Waxing is not considered as a good option for pubic hair removing. It can cause pain and can damage the soft skin. But it can produce more lasting results than shaving. Waxing cannot be done in urgent situations, as the skin usually remains red and sore till 1 day after the waxing. There is also Brazilian bikini waxing, which offers total pubic hair removal, but is painful and less effective.

Pulling using epilators, tweezers and electric devices is also practiced quite commonly. Hair usually reappears only after 4 weeks, thus this procedure is considered as a useful alternative to shaving and waxing. They are painful to practice.

Electrolysis can be done for permanent pubic hair removal. Although many electrolysis devices are available for use at home, it is recommended that you consult a licensed electrologist. Electrolysis is very expensive, painful and you will need multiple sessions for getting good results. You have to choose a pubic hair removal method in accordance with your skin type, severity of hair growth and your pocket.

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Hair Conditioner Tips  

By Ann McKee

Hair conditioner is product that is supposed to improve the texture and appearance of human hair. Hair conditioners, unlike shampoos, bind to the hair and do not completely wash out in order to give the hair the desired appearance. Most people use this product because your hair is one thing you do not want squeaky clean. The real function of a good hair conditioner is to treat the hair after shampooing and help tame it for the next grooming process; combing, drying, curling, straightening etc.

Conditioners, similar to shampoos, come in various forms. Again you can find products specific to the result you are looking for. Although the original purpose of hair conditioners was to just help detangle clean hair, you can now get one that will solve one of the many problems you may have. Do you need a moisturizer? reconstructer? detangler? glosser? thermal protector? Do you have coarse? super curly? very dry? very fine? thinning? frizzy? or colored? hair. There is a product out there for you! Just remember the conditioner is leaving product on your hair, whether it is a lot for dry hair or light for fine hair, to give it the appearance of luster and gloss.

If you have curly, coarse, dry or damaged hair, try to condition every time you shampoo or wet your hair. Obviously a moisturizing conditioner would be best for you. You may also want to consider deep conditioners. Fine or limp hair can actually do without any conditioner. You may just need a detangler if that is your problem. If you do use a conditioner be sure to apply it only to the ends to mid shaft of your hair. This will prevent a greasy oily look you want to avoid.

- For best results, apply hair conditioner to wet hair after you have squeezed out most of the water.
- Take some conditioner in your hands and work it through your hair. For normal hair start half way up the shaft and pull through to the ends. For a dry scalp or very dry and damaged hair use it on the entire length of your hair including the scalp.
- Rinse out conditioner with cool, not warm or hot, water to get a shiny mane.
- Cover your hair with conditioner right before a swim to protect it from the harsh pool chemicals.
Ann is a home based business entrepreneur who researches various topics and reviews internet products. For more information on total hair care visit her site Best Hair Care Guide

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First Time Bikini Wax - For Beginners  

By Oliver Turner

Bikini wax is a means of removing pubic hair that has recently grown in popularity. Some people may opt for a bikini wax in preparation for a honeymoon or to wear a summer bikini and others, just for hygienic reasons. With a bikini wax, the waxer applies warm wax to the pubic area, applies cloth strips on the wax to be removed when the wax cools down. Sometimes a thatch of hair is left on the vagina which may be in the shape of a heart or triangle.

With bikini waxing, you can wear your thong or string bikini without any embarrassment of pubic hair. Moreover, with pubic hair removal, the pubic area tends to look and feel more erotic. With its advantages, a bikini wax is rather painful the first time. After a few sessions, the body gets used to the pain and does not feel it that much. After a bikini wax, it takes about 3 weeks for pubic hair to re-grow.

Diabetics, people suffering from psoriasis or other skin conditions and those taking Retinol or Accutane are not suggested to have a bikini wax. Even pregnant women and women menstruating should not have a bikini wax. If required, you could take an ibuprofen or aspirin an hour before the bikini wax to cut down on pain.

With a bikini wax, you can create pubic hair designs on the pubic area that reflects your personality. The most popular designs are hearts and triangles. You can use your creativity and pubic hair to come up with better designs too.

Nowadays, not only women, but also men turn to pubic hair removal to look better in their swimwear. Whoever it may be interested in having a bikini waxing, it is better to have it done professionally at a parlor as it is not only safer, but more economical too.
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To People Who Want To Try Brazilian Wax Hair Removal But Can't Get Started  

By Nat Williams

Brazilian waxing is swiftly gaining popularity as an efficient and long-lasting method to get rid of undesired pubic hair on the anus, vagina, pubic area and perineum. Although it causes the greatest amount of pain compared to other pubic hair removal methods, many women still insist on Brazilian waxing because the pubic hair stays gone for close to a month. A justifiable sacrifice for long term pleasure in exchange for short term pain.

What is the Difference Between Brazilian Waxing and Bikini Waxing?

A lot of people confuse bikini waxing with Brazilian waxing. Bikini waxing refers only to the waxing of the pubic hair along the bikini line. This is recommended for first-timers to get a feel of the waxing process without going through the full waxing process . There are a few types of Brazilian waxing. You could opt to have all your pubic hair removed or leave a small bit of pubic hair in whatever shape you want but usually a "landing strip" design is the norm.

Where Should I Go To Get A Bikini Wax Done?

You could Brazilian wax at home by yourself with a home waxing kit. The good thing about having a Brazilian wax at home is that you do not need to expose your private parts to a stranger if that troubles you. A good home waxing kit only costs $20 or less, which will help you save a lot of time and money in the long run. The disadvantage is you can't really see areas like your anus and perineum from your position. It would be a real problem for you to wax these areas by yourself.

The most common place to get a Brazilian wax is to visit a professional waxing studio. The whole process should take about 30 minutes depending on what pubic hair style you desire and how much hair you want removed. The more difficult the process, the higher the price. Be prepared to pay anything from $25 to over $100 for a Brazilian waxing session.

What is Brazilian Waxing Like?

At a waxing studio, you will be expected to strip off your %pants and underwear and lie down on a waxing table. Some studios use a numbing spray on your pubic area to minimize the pain during waxing. If you have long pubic hair, your pubic hair stylist will have to trim it before applying the wax. Next, a coat of tacky honey-like liquid is applied on your desired areas of waxing with a wooden stick called an applicator. Thin pieces of muslin waxing strips are then pasted onto the drying wax so that the wax can be removed conveniently. Once the wax has dried, your stylist will pull it off with one strong jerk.

Usually, the first attempt will not remove 100% of the hair. Your stylist may have to redo the waxing process or pluck out the remaining pubic hair with tweezers. After all the hair has been removed, soothing lotion will be applied to relieve some of the soreness. There is no guarantee that you will not develop ingrown pubic hair when your hair starts to grow. Therefore, it is recommended that you get ingrown pubic hair creams to try to prevent ingrown hairs or treat them when they develop.
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Pubic Hair Trim Basics  

By Oliver Turner

Trimming pubic hair has now become a sort of an art where you trim your pubic hair to get a specific design. The advantage with pubic hair trimming is that if there is a mistake the first time, there is nothing to worry about as no one will be able to see it. There are stencils that can be used to create shapes as you learn to trim pubic hair. All that has to be done is to place the stencil over the pubic hair, and trim around using a trimmer.

Once you get familiar with pubic hair trim, you can create your own stencils using simple cuts from lightweight plastic containers which can be washed and reused. Once you learn the skill of trimming pubic hair, you can wield your razor to create your own style free hand. The most common choices for pubic hair trim designs are landing strip, happy face, upward triangle, downward triangle, heart, lightning bolt, diamond and a large arrow.

The personal trimmer is a wise choice for trimming your pubic hair. This is because they are designed to trim your pubic hair to stubble without biting, nicking or cutting your skin. When using the personal trimmer, ensure that the pubic area is dry; so don’t use it after a shower or bath.

Instead, sprinkle some baby powder over the area as it absorbs moisture and oils produced by the skin. This leaves your skin dry with which you can use your personal shaver quite effectively.

After trimming your pubic hair, it is better to use loose clothes to prevent any discomfort of the trimmed hair. And of course, make it a point to clean your trimmer after every use for hygienic reasons.
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Male Pubic Hair Shaving  

By Joqtan Anicama

Shaving the family jewels can be lots of work, particularly if you've never done it before. It may take you up to an hour to do it the first time. Don't get all macho and make sure you invest in aftercare. Under no circumstances use an electric razor, the only thing it will do is cause’ you PAIN!

The easiest way to shave your crotch is to start at the bottom. Pull up everything with one hand and embark on shaving from in between your legs upward. Be very careful around the center of the scrotum, since your skin is particularly tender there. Afterward do both sides and finally concentrate on the top of your scrotum, preferably before working on and above your penis. By working at it this way you'll have the hardest parts completed first.

So why go through all the trouble of shaving your pubes? Check out the bonuses that make spending all the extra bathroom time worth every minute.

Most men worry obsessively about the hair on their heads yet rarely give some though about the pubic hairs. But when that hot babe comes along, only then do we realize that maybe spending some time on the magic stick could help us at action time.

Mr. Clean. The penis is a focal point for heat, sweat, and bacteria. Removing your pubic hair makes that area much easier to keep clean, and more notably, smelling clean and manly. She's more likely to explore that area up close if it's well maintained.

If you remove most or all of her pretexts, to performing oral sex on you, isn't it worth the trouble? Pay special attention to removing stray hairs from your shaft. You don't want her choking on your pubes.

Don't Forget The Scrotum. A woman's body is playground of softness and smoothness, so don't you think she'll appreciate the same on you? Silky smooth balls invite both manual and oral affection. She's far more likely to play down there if she doesn't have to use a weed whacker to find it.

The Empire State Building on your crotch! Need I say more? You will swear that you gained at the very least an extra inch in length! If your crotch is not groomed regularly, you probably have pubic hair at least part way up your shaft. Your penis seems to begin where that pubic hair ends. Remove the underbrush and whip out the real magic stick.

Note that some people experience moderate to intense itching the first couple of days after shaving as the pubic hair grows back. Try your first shave on a weekend you avoid moving around like ants in your pants on Monday the itching should decrease or stop if you continue to groom yourself frequently.

And just in case the boys on in the locker room start making fun of you, first and foremost ask them why are they checking you out, especially why are the looking at your dick. In the embarrassed silence that follows, tell them why you did it, that you're having twice as much sex as they are, and what most women won't do with them, they're more than happy to do with you! Then if you feel like it, let them in on your secret.

Joqtan A. is an expert writer for A site concentrating on men skin care tips, advice and product reviews for men of all skin colors.

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September 26, 2007

Guide to Shaving Pubic Hair  

By Paton Jackson

Getting the decision to start shaving your pubic hair is easy. Doing it is a bit more difficult.
Using the guidelines in this article, you will find that pubic hair shave can be a simple task.
First, is your pubic hair shave decision final? Make sure you are aware of the possible consequences and side effects of pubic hair shave. Remember, you can not stop shaving your pubic hair once you start doing it.

We suggest that your partner will help you with your first pubic hair shave. However, you can do it yourself.
Follow the following steps in the guide to shaving pubic hair:

1. Buy the proper products. You must get a razor and a shaving cream before going on with the other steps.
Do not use a male shaving cream or soap. You can easily find specialized creams for female shaving suitable for your skin type.
Likewise, you must not use switch blade razor or a disposable razor. You should buy a female safety razor which can be used to pubic hair shaving.

2. Cut off your pubic hair. The worst step people do is shaving their pubic hair without clipping it first. Doing so will damage the razor and cause unnecessary pain. Clip your pubic hair using a pair of sharp scissors. Your pubic hair should be as short as possible.
Notice that you will have to do this step only on the first time.

3. Get ready for pubic hair shaving. Clean the area to be shaved. In order to avoid irritated skin and pimples afterwards and for the most effective pubic hair shave, prepare yourself.
Get a hot shower or bath, splashing a lot of water on your pubic hair. After the shower dry yourself properly and make sure your pubic hair is dry and clean before moving to the next step.

4. Now you are ready to shave. Apply shaving cream generously on your pubic hair. Straighten your skin with one hand and gently shave with the other hand. Move the razor in the counter direction of your hair slowly.
You can shave the same area more than time but make sure you have enough cream on the pubic hair area.

5. After you are satisfied with the outcome of the pubic hair shave, wash generously with warm water the shaved area until it is clean.

6. Aftercare – Use baby oil or aloe vera gel to protect your skin.
Follow those steps in order to make pubic hair shave easy and effective. Good luck.
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September 25, 2007

Electrolysis - Electrifying Hair Removal  

By: Kathy Hammond

Electrolysis is a hair removal process that works by inserting a fine needle into the hair follicle, (the skin depression from which the hair emerges), and disabling the hair root either by heat or chemical action and sometimes both at the same time. Each hair is treated individually.

Electrolysis is most suitable for removing female facial hair, but it can be used on almost any part of the body. There are millions of people who have solved the embarrassing problem of excess hair with the help of the hair removal method of electrolysis.

Electrolysis hair removal was developed around 1869 by an ophthalmologist, a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of diseases of the eye, Charles Michel, who sought a way to safely and effectively remove ingrown eyelashes which frequently caused blindness.

Electrolysis hair removal was adopted by the medical community and then adapted as a treatment for excess hair removal on other parts of the body. The same basic technique, improved and modernized, has been used since those times.

Hundreds of scientific articles published in medical literature state that hair removal by electrolysis is permanent. But - There's also scientific evidence that regrowth can occur when a new root cell is formed in the same area.

Hair removal by electrolysis should be performed at a reputable clinic by a trained and state licensed electrologist.

Compared to other hair removal methods, electrolysis is time consuming. Depending on how fast your hair grows, it usually takes regular weekly or monthly visits for up to a year to complete the process.

Hair removal by electrolysis is painful, even with a topical anesthetic. Some describe it as a slight heat, tingling or stinging sensation.

Don't hesitate to let your electrologist know if what you're experiencing is uncomfortable. They're trained to work within your comfort level. There are machine settings or the type of treatment that can be adjusted.

There usually is some redness or swelling and occasionally some pinpoint scabbing and even scarring following electrolysis hair removal. Ask your electrologist what you can do to help the healing process.

And hair removal by electrolysis is expensive. Usually there's a rate of $25 to $100 per hour. And if the procedure takes longer, a lower hourly rate doesn't always mean a lower cost.

If you'd rather not endure the pain, time, cost, and possible scarring of electrolysis, do some research to learn about alternative hair removal methods.

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Laser Hair Removal Versus Electrolysis  

By: Mark Bensen

While electrolysis has been around for many years, laser hair removal is becoming a viable option for many. We’ll take a look at both methods of hair removal and help you determine the best for your situation and needs.

The newest hair removal method to be put on the market is laser hair removal. Since advancements of all types of procedures using lasers have become more and more advanced in recent years, it is no surprise that lasers are now being used to remove hair. A wavelength of energy is omitted by the laser, working to kill the hair from its base.

The most appealing characteristic of laser hair removal is that after a small number of treatments your hair should be completely dead and you will never have to worry about hair on that specific portion of your body again. Laser hair removal treatments can be spread out farther than other types of hair removal treatment since the laser hair removal process slows the growth of hair.

Laser hair removal may seem like the most appealing hair removal procedure but there is a downside. Since laser hair removal is a relatively new procedure and can be high in demand compared to the number of specialists licensed to practice the procedure, the cost of laser hair treatments can be relatively high. In comparison to the other methods of hair removal, laser hair removal is by far the most costly.

A method similar to laser hair removal but that has been around much longer is that of electrolysis. When removing hair by electrolysis, the technician uses a needle that projects an electric current into the hair follicle, killing it at the root. By sending the current directly to the root of the hair follicle it prevents hair from growing back in the same spot.

Although it may take longer than laser hair removal, electrolysis is another way to permanently remove hair in a certain area. Like laser hair removal, this takes a number of repeat appointments for treatment. Electrolysis often requires treatment for anywhere up to a year to a year and a half for the hair to be completely removed. Like laser hair treatment, electrolysis can cause some discomfort and pain during treatment when the electric current is killing the hair follicle but it should not last longer than a few minutes after the treatment has ended.

With both treatment methods a viable option, laser hair removal provides the most obvious benefits. You’re able to spread out treatments and require fewer sessions to achieve the same results as electrolysis. That said, you’re only problem may be finding a practitioner with an opening in her schedule!

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Laser Hair Removal at Home - a Good Idea?  

Laser Hair Removal at Home - a Good Idea?

While there are a number of laser hair removal at home systems on the market today, there is some reservation on the part of healthcare professionals about these products. Here are some things to keep in mind if you have been thinking about purchasing a laser hair removal at home kit.

One of the first considerations has to do with basic hygiene. In order to produce an effective removal of hair from the body, it is important to not only remove the hair, but also kill the root. If this is not done properly, there is an increased risk of infection. Laser hair removal that takes place in the controlled environment of a professional setting is far superior to most home environments, when it comes to hygiene. While laser hair removal at home may be convenient, it is often not the best option in terms of health maintenance.

Second, the use of a laser hair removal at home system assumes the individual possesses the basic skills required to use the system. Most people are not quite as steady and sure with the hands as required to do the detailed task of laser hair removal. This can lead to mistakes that could scar the texture of the skin. While accidents do happen in professional laser hair removal procedures, they are far fewer in numbers. If you do not have a steady hand and a firm grasp of what you are doing, then going with a professional is a much better option.

Last, not all home systems are as effective as professional hair removal. This means that you may have to repeat the process several times before you have the desired result. The cost of repeated home sessions could actually exceed the price of having the job done professionally. From an economic perspective, the home systems may not be the most cost effective option.

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Hair Removal - Painless and Permanent Hair Removal  

Author: Francis

Hair removal is a vague term that has only recently been accurately defined. Temporary hair reduction is defined as a delay in hair growth, which usually lasts 1-3 months, consistent with the induction of telogen. Permanent hair reduction refers to a significant reduction in the number of terminal hairs after a given treatment, which is stable for a period of time longer than the complete growth cycle of hair follicles at the given body site.

Demand for a rapid, noninvasive method for hair removal has resulted in the introduction of various light sources for hair removal. Light source of hair removal commonly focuses on ruby, alexandrite, diode, and Nd:YAG lasers and intense pulsed light sources. These devices are designed to target either an endogenous chromophore (melanin) or an exogenous chromophore (carbon suspension, photosensitizer, and exogenous dye). Laser hair removal is one of the most recent systems of hair removal that has been introduced. Today, a large number of specific laser systems are available in the market, which makes the customer a bit apprehensive about their attributes, selection, treatment protocols and effects. Laser hair removal is one of the light sources of hair removal. Hair follicles are destroyed by light in a number of ways such as thermal, photomechanical or photochemical mechanism with generation of toxic mediators like singlet oxygen or free radicals.

Thermal mechanism for hair removal has recently been introduced to induce selective damage to hair follicles. Based on the principles of selective photothermolysis, this principle predicts that selective thermal damage of a pigmented target structure will result when sufficient quantity of light at a given wavelength is absorbed by the target in a time equal to or less than the thermal relaxation time of the target.

Melanin is the natural chromophore for targeting hair follicles in the visible to near-infrared region, Lasers or light sources that operate in the red or near-infrared wavelength region lie in an optical window of the spectrum in which selective absorption by melanin is combined with deep penetration into the dermis. Therefore, deep and selective heating of the hair shaft, the hair follicle epithelium, and the heavily pigmented matrix is possible in the 600nm to 1100nm region. However, melanin in the epidermis presents a competing site for absorption. Selective cooling of the epidermis has been shown to minimize epidermal injury.

Photomechanical destruction of hair has been attempted with very short nanosecond pulses. It has been done by the help of Q-switched 1064-nm Nd:YAG lasers, with and without carbon suspension. Short pulses are used to target hair follicles resulting in rapid heating of the chromophore (melanin). It leads to photo acoustic shock waves that cause focal photomechanical disruption of the melanocytes but not complete follicular disruption. Therefore, the Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers are not likely to produce long-term hair removal.

A distinction needs to be made between permanent and complete hair loss. Immediately after laser treatment, the hair shaft shows fragmentation with focal rupture into the follicular epithelium and thermal damage to the surrounding follicular epithelium. The extent of thermal damage is dependent on the pulse width but retains confinement on the spatial scale of the follicle itself. Histological changes are almost guaranteed in the person undergoing laser hair removal. However, such form of hair removal should be carried out under the supervision of a qualified dermatologist as it involves considerable degree of expertise.
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September 24, 2007

Body Hair Removal Techniques: What Options Are There?  

By: Nicola Kennedy

Is there a way to remove body hair from the entire body? Today, many people are looking at ways to effectively remove the hair that is growing from every part of the body, from the face and neck all the way down to the toes. Is it safe to do this? Yes, in most cases, body hair can be removed without any problems what so ever. And, it can be quite successful as well. While you may need to call in a professional to help you, chances are there is a way to get rid of the hair on your body.

A Costly, But Good Option

One of the most effective ways of removing hair from the body in a permanent fashion is through laser hair removal. This can be done rather easily, actually. If you can afford to have it done, you should. It is able to remove hair faster than, say electrolysis because it can deal with several hair folicles at once, rather than each individually. Laser hair removal is an effective treatment that will work for most areas of the body including the arms and legs, the chest and the back.

But, it will cost you. Laser hair removal, as effective as it is, costs several thousands of dollars. And, it will take several treatments before the entire area will be completed. In some cases, hairs will re-grow and will need additional attention.

Less Permanent, Less Costly

Another method of hair removal is through waxing. Yes, it is less expensive, but it is also not permanent. And, it can hurt a bit too. To work, a layer of wax is placed onto the skin where the hair to be removed is located. Then, when the wax hardens just enough, it is quickly pulled away. The hair is removed, down to the root. You can do this at home, but it can be faster, more effective as well as offer better results when done professionally. The hair will re-grow, but it will take several weeks for it to do so. Waxing can be painful, but usually only for a few seconds and it is quite effective at removing hair from the follicle.

So, which is the best option for you? If you can afford to go with a laser treatment, it will work better for you in the long run. If you can handle a few painful seconds and a lower cost, waxing is a great hair removal method.

There are many online resources that can help you with information about hair removal.
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What You Need To Know About Pubic Hair Removal  

By: Andrea Strachan

These days, there is much controversy surrounding the subject of pubic hair. In particular, the buzz is mostly about whether or not the hair in this very private area should or should not be removed. If the decision to remove pubic hair is made, just how much should actually be removed? Is a trim sufficient? Should the bikini line be free of unsightly, coarse black curls? Or should a woman jump on the bandwagon and go for the much-hyped Brazilian wax?

It seems that waxing is by far the pubic hair removal treatment method of choice for most. Waxing is relatively inexpensive, and in most cases, is only temporarily uncomfortable, mostly during the time of the actual procedure. When it's over, the skin in the pubic area is soft and stubble-free.

Waxing is not a permanent hair removal treatment. With this process, the hairs are simply pulled out of the hair shafts. Hair will grow back in a few weeks, which means that the waxing process will have to be repeated for as long as the effect is desired. However, some people claim that the hair that does grow back does diminish over time and that these hairs grow back with a different texture: they're finer and not as course as they once were. Because it is possible that repeated plucking of the hairs out of their shafts may ultimately damage the actual hair follicle, the point from which the hair grows, future hair growth can be affected.

Another benefit of waxing is that it enables a person to better control the location of the pubic area that is to be hair-free. It's a quick process, and one that a person can do on his or her own, if desired. However, there are plenty of people who will perform this hair removal technique for you, if you're willing to share this very personal encounter! Many waxing products are available but be sure you read the label before purchasing. You want a waxing product that is safe to use in this area.

Sugaring is a technique that is similar to waxing. But instead of using wax, which can be messy and difficult to clean up, a sugar-based organic mixture is used instead. Generally mixed with honey and lemon, the sugary paste concept has been around for centuries. The paste is applied to the skin, and as it hardens, it traps the pubic hairs. Once it has paste hardened, it is pulled very quickly from the skin, removing the hair as it goes.

Waxing or sugaring generally won't cause skin irritation like shaving and chemical-based depilatories often do. And these methods are far less expensive than laser treatments and electrolysis.
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September 23, 2007

Laser Hair Removal Equipment - Dig In  

Laser Hair Removal Equipment - Dig In

Many of us have had it with the messy wax that keeps burning us and causes irritations, or with the useless razor that solves the problem for the day, but who knows what the second brings? And the depilatory creams work fine, but the smell is just unbearable and it persists on skin for hours. Laser hair removal treatment seems like bliss, and is welcomed to make us proud with our body no matter where: along the bikini line, for women, on the chest, for men, on the legs, arms, under the armpits, on the back, face and so on. There is no mission hard enough for the laser not to carry through.

But before one decides on this type of procedures, one should do a bit of research of his own, to get to know the laser hair removal equipment. This helps to be more confident that the money you invest in it goes in the right place, and plus, you learn something new and helpful: the undergrounds of beauty science.

Keep in Mind

No matter how modern tech they use, there are still the standards pieces of laser hair removal equipment which can be found in every clinic or spa that has on the menu such treatments: the IPL or Intense Pulse Light uses beams with specific wavelengths, based on a xenon flash lamp and several focusing optics. The IPL is used not solely for hair removal, but for other skin flaws such as dyspigmentation, vascular and pigmented birth marks, acne Rosacea, and therefore it is quite indispensable to good clinics to build their renown over this piece of wonder.

The flash light, based on xenon, looks like a hand-held wand handled by the professional technician, and it practically uses a full spectrum beam of light combined with infrared light, which are released and focused over the area that needs to have laser hair removal treatment. Thus, the rays “look” for the pigmented hairs and once they have done so, they turn into energy and the hair along with its follicle is destroyed. This is performed with no tissue damage and could be the safest procedure compared to any other that doesn’t use laser hair removal equipment.

What is That Thing?

Well, in truth IPL is not a laser. That doesn’t mean the industry has lied, but the physics standard perception of how laser light works is just different from the functioning of the xenon flash lamp, which is considered laser hair removal equipment. It only emits beams of high intensity that destroy the unwanted hair on the body, and therefore it’s safe to leave its name as it is: a laser hair removal equipment. For those who want more, the permanency along with efficiency, photothermolysis is there for them, and a highly accredited doctor, that has experience in this sector of beauty treatments, will be smoothing your skin in a few sessions like you never dreamed. The laser hair removal equipment is indeed complicated and there have to be specialists to maneuver it, and money from your part: in the end, the result will be all that counts.
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September 22, 2007

The Benefits Of Professional Laser Hair Removal  

By: Colin P

Unwanted hair is a problem for both women and men. While historically women have primarily sought out professional assistance for hair removal, more and more men are seeking such services in the 21st century. The preferred method of professional hair removal at this point in time for both men and women rapidly is becoming laser hair removal.

There are a number of definite benefits to obtaining professional laser hair removal as opposed to some of the other common methods of dealing with unwanted hair. The only major drawback to professional laser hair removal really appears to the cost associated with the process. However, as technology has improved, the costs associated with the laser procedure has become to drop over time.

The most basic, primary benefit of laser hair removal is found in the fact that for most people only one treatment is required. Once a person submits to the laser hair removal process, unwanted hair normally is removed permanently. In a few isolated cases a person does have to come back for a follow up treatment. With advances in laser technology in the past decade, repeat appearances for additional sessions is becoming more rare all of the time.

The fact that unwanted hair can be removed permanently in most cases through laser hair removal contrasts starkly with other treatment regimens. As an example, waxing to remove hair continues to be used by a considerable number of women and men who want to banish undesired growth. For many people, waxing is at least a monthly if not more frequent process.

Another of the benefits associated with laser hair removal is found in the fact that it is largely pain free. In some instances, a person who has undergone this procedure will experience some skin irritation following the procedure. Certainly, there will be some mild yet temporary redness of the skin following laser hair removal. However, the procedure itself is painless.

Again, you can contrast the pain free removal of unwanted hair with waxing. Depending on what part of your body is being waxed, the process of hair removal in that fashion can be downright painful. Other forms of hair removal, such as shaving, can irritate the skin for a significant period of time. Rashes and other types of unsightly skin blemishes are common following the shaving off of unwanted hair at certain locations on body.

Laser hair removal is also a convenient and time saving method for dealing with unwanted growth. As mentioned previously, more often than not one treatment will work to permanently rid a person of unwanted hair. While a single session under the laser will take longer than one waxing treatment, when all is said and done you will end up saving a great deal of time by undertaking laser hair removal as opposed to other forms of hair removal. You will not need to make continual appointments and interrupt your already full schedule to deal with unwanted hair growth.

In the final analysis, more and more people are turning to laser hair removal as the most reliable, convenient and reasonably priced alternative for the removal of unwanted hair. Indeed, most experts in the field of cosmetics and related services believe that in the very near future, laser hair removal will be the primary means through which both women and men deal with the permanent removal of unwanted hair growth.
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Laser Hair Removal Tips  

By: Sam Natarajan

So you have decided to immerse yourself in the fantasy of luxurious beauty that is going to define you as you go through the laser hair removal treatment. But the journey of the experience starts much before the actual permanent hair removal solution starts. There are several steps that you need to take before and after the laser hair treatment which will ensure that you have a quick, permanent and safe hair removal solution. Whether you are looking for laser hair, nyc or you are seeking laser hair removal, Houston the following discussion points are vital for the success of the treatment.

If you have just spent some time in a tanning bed or basking in the sun at your favorite beach, then do not opt for laser hair removal. The skin reaction of a tanned skin is not favorable when its under the laser treatment and might have some undesirable side effects. Of all laser hair removal tips, this is the most vital one. For people with a darker pigmentation i.e. darker skin color, a skin-lightening procedure such as bleaching should be undergone as a prerequisite to the laser hair removal treatment. However, this bleaching should not be done within the last 10 days to two weeks before the laser treatment. The other thing to keep in mind is the shorter the visible hair that needs to be removed, the better the effect of the lasers. So shaving of the unwanted hair a couple of days before the laser treatment will accelerate the effect of the lasers. Of course, it's a must that you consult your physician before you undertake this permanent hair removal solution for if you are suffering from an ailment like genital herpes or cold sores or skin acne, you might require to take some medication before going under the lasers.

Keeping these key laser hair removal tips in mind will guarantee you not just a great hair removal experience, but a personal after-glow of confidence and happiness that will stand you in good stead for a long time to come. Like we mentioned before, whether you are looking for laser hair, nyc or you are seeking laser hair removal Houston, no matter where you are, remember to act on these gems of wisdom!
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September 20, 2007

Laser hair removal sections and results that you should know  

Laser hair removal have been in use since 1997 and popular in the present.Both men and women seek laser hair removal services for respond their desire of unwanted hair removed. However you have to keep in mind that laser hair removal doesn’t work in the same way for everyone and doesn’t remove 100% of the hair in an area.

Number of laser hair removal sections depends on the different parameters, involving the area of body, color of skin, roughness of hair. Because of hair grows in several stages and laser can only affect the currently actively growing follicles, several sessions are required to destroy hair in all stages of growth.

Usually, sections of laser hair removal are between 6 and 8 sessions. Rough dark hair on light skin is easiest to treat. Finer hair and hair on darker skin is harder to treat and need more treatments.

It's important to note that laser does not influence on light hair and very fine hair.
Hair removal lasers are effective treatment for ingrown hairs or shaving bumps.
Laser hair removal can be safe and efficient then used by an experienced practitioner. Usually, treatments are approximated 8-12 weeks. Treatment spacing also depends on area treated as hair cycles vary based on the body part. For women’s faces require more often treatments, while backs and legs require less often treatments.

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Laser parameters that affect results  

Several wavelengths of laser energy have been used for hair removal, from visible light to near-infrared radiation. These lasers are usually defined by the lasing medium used to create the wavelength (measured in nanometers (nm)):

• Argon: 488 or 514.5 nm (not used for hair removal anymore)
• Ruby: 694 nm (not used for hair removal anymore; not safe on most skin types)
• Alexandrite: 755 nm (most effective, but only safe on light skin)
• Pulsed diode array: 810 nm (for light to medium type skin)
• Nd:YAG: 1064 nm (for darker skin)

Pulsewidth is an important consideration. It has been observed in some published studies that longer pulsewidths may be safer for darker skin. However, shorter wavelengths are more effective in removing hair.

Spot size, or the width of the laser beam, affects treatment. Theoretically, the width of the ideal beam is about four times as wide as the target is deep. Hair removal lasers have a round spot about the size of your finger (8-18 mm). Larger spot sizes help make treatments faster and more effective.

Fluence or energy level is another important consideration. Fluence is measured in joules per square centimeter (J/cm2). It's important to get treated at high enough settings to cause permanent damage to the hair follicles.

Repetition rate is believed to have a cumulative effect, based on the concept of thermal relaxation time. Shooting two or three pulses at the same target with a specific delay between pulses can cause a slight improvement in the heating of an area.

Epidermal cooling has been determined to allow higher fluences and reduce pain and side effects, especially in darker skin. Four types of cooling have been developed:

• Clear gel: usually chilled
• Contact cooling: through a window cooled by circulating water
• Cryogen spray: immediately before/after the laser pulse
• Air cooling: forced cold air at -34 degrees C (Zimmer Cryo 5 unit)

Multiple treatments, usually 6-8, have been shown in numerous studies to provide long-term reduction of hair. Current parameters suggest a series of treatments spaced at 8-12 weeks apart for most areas, with face requiring shortest intervals and legs and back requiring longest intervals. These parameters are based on length of hair growth cycles on various areas.


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September 19, 2007

The Truth About Laser Hair Removal In NYC  

By: Erica Bosworth

Any relatively new technology can be a thing to approach with some wariness. This is even more true when it involves procedures and equipment that come in close contact with your skin and can affect the way you look and even your health. That is why many people are a bit cautious when deciding if laser hair removal in NYC is the right beauty treatment for them.

The process of laser hair removal is relatively new and therefore there is still not enough evidence to conclusively say what long-term effects would be. To date, there have not been any serious claims or judgments on a widespread basis, so the procedure could be deemed generally safe and effective.

How Lasers Work to Remove Hair

Understanding how laser treatments work can help you understand what some of the inherit risks and benefit can be.

A small hand-held instrument resembling some kind of electronic pen is held in the hands of a technician. The specific wavelength of light is directed toward the individual hair follicle.

Protective eye wear is worn by both the client and the technician even though little light escapes the pen’s aim. As the technician lifts and redirects the pen, there could be a dangerous exposure to the eyes, hence the eye protection.

A chemical and mechanical reaction occurs in the hair follicle without affecting the skin. In some cases, the skin is overly exposed and there is some short term redness. In rare cases, the redness lasts for a long time.

Who Will Have the Best Results

Anyone can get some sort of result for long term hair removal from laser treatments. Those that generally have the least reaction to their skin and the longest lasting, sometimes even permanent, hair removal are those with fair skin and dark hair. The texture of the hair and colour of the skin respond well to the treatments.

Those who usually don’t have good or long lasting results are those with grey hair. This non-pigmented hair does not seem to react to laser light. Darker skinned people or those who are deeply tanned are the ones who have reported the least desirable results, and it is suspected that the laser light does not affect those skin tones in the same way.

Even those who don’t experience the longest times before re-growth are pleased with the results of laser hair removal in NYC. They often experience finer, softer re-growth and hair that does grow back is usually much lighter. This can make a significant change in appearance for someone with unwanted facial hair when the skin is light and the hair is dark.

Avoiding the Pitfalls in Your Expectations

Going into laser treatment knowing what to expect will help you not be disappointed with the results, especially considering the relatively high cost. Be cautioned against any salon doing laser treatments that “guarantees” permanent hair removal. While some people do experience this after a few treatments, there are no guarantees to how your skin and hair will respond. No two people are alike in this and the clinics can only approximate results based on past experience with similar skin and hair types.

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September 16, 2007

Laser Hair Removal and Prices - 4 Tips to Help You Save  

Laser Hair Removal and Prices - 4 Tips to Help You Save

Laser hair removal prices vary greatly by practitioner and geographic area. This is because a laser hair removal clinic may be privately owned, or part of a bigger clinic such as a dermatology or plastic surgery center. Generally you'll pay more for a practitioner who specializes in laser hair removal, as it is a substantial part of his business. A dermatology or surgery center may give bigger discounts because the majority of their business lies elsewhere.

Another factor that can adjust the price is You. Yes that's right, the uniqueness of you plays a major role. Sometimes people are not good candidates for laser hair removal. If you have dark skin or light hair, it may be harder for the technicians to "see" the hair that needs to be removed, therefore requiring more time on their part. These factors may also increase the number of times that treatment may need to be done, which will dramatically increase the costs.

The type of laser can also play a role in overall price. Some lasers require more training to operate, which can indirectly affect the price of the treatment. Different lasers call for different "projects." Higher powered lasers will need to be done on deeper roots, like the legs or back. Lower powered lasers can be used on softer and more sensitive areas such as the face.

Some clinics also offer "packages" that will save you over the long haul. Many treatments need to be repeated to be effective, and these packages will generally cover repeat visits.

Here are some tips that can help you save:

1) Ask for special offers. Most clinics offer special package prices.
2) Ask to pay for all treatments up front in exchange for a discounted price.
3) Offer to bring in a friend. Most clinics offer referral bonuses.
4) Ask if they have special financing in exchange for buying multiple areas. Again, packages will generally help you save in the long run.

Most clinics will oblige your requests and you could end up saving a lot of money.
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September 12, 2007

Equipment Laser Hair Removal - Women's Best Friend  

Equipment Laser Hair Removal - Women's Best Friend

Since laser hair removal is quickly becoming a new standard in hair removal procedures, it makes sense that many corporations would be getting in on a piece of the equipment manufacturing pie. If you are a doctor, physician, or other health professional who is looking to start a laser hair removal center in your area - perhaps it is high time that you learn about the different types of laser hair removal equipment available to you. There are quite a few products and manufacturers to choose from, all of which with varying prices affixed to their goods, so it is important to do business with the right company.

As of this writing, there are two main types of lasers that you will find in any mass produced laser hair removal equipment. Alexandrite lasers and ruby lasers. Both are capable of achieving the same high level of quality that you would expect from an expensive purchase like laser hair removal equipment - but the ruby lasers are, on the whole, more costly. Other lasers also exist, but they are less common than laser hair removal equipment that is constructed with alexandrite or ruby lasers.

Perhaps the most well known company in the laser hair removal equipment manufacturing scene is Lumenis. They operate under a variety of names, including the Lumenis LightSheer Laser Hair Removal System, the Diode and IPL Hair Removal Technology, and ESC Sharplan. Their lasers are sold around the world and manufactured with an exquisite attention to detail and a sharp eye for quality. This is the company that you will want to get in touch with if you are just getting into the laser hair removal market.

However, Lumenis is not the only manufacturer on the scene - there are many others as well. Comapnies like Altus Medical, Candela, Cynosure, CoolTouch, Focus Medical, Laserscope, and Palomar are all other companies who make products you may want to look into. These companies, like Lumenis, are all concerned with making sure that you get the quality of product that you pay for - they simply do not make as many laser hair removal equipment options as you would find with Lumenis.
As you can see, laser hair removal equipment is complex - however that should not stop you from considering this amazing procedure.
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September 10, 2007

Pubic Hair Care and Groom  

By Paton Jackson

Pubic hair is defined as the hair in the frontal genital area, in the crotch and some add the top inside of the legs. In most cases, distinguished pubic hair can be found within 3 years into puberty.
Women have always paid attention to grooming their pubic hair. In paintings from the 19’Th century naked women have a shaved or trimmed pubic hair. In some cultures as the Islam, women must trim their pubic hair.
There are 3 main pubic hair care types used among women:

1. Removing pubic hair – Pubic hair removal becomes more and more common. It is popular among the modern western society as well as traditional societies like Islam or Hindu. Some remove all they pubic hair while others prefer to leave some of it usually with the shape of an upside down triangle (other shapes like heart are also popular).

There are several methods of removing pubic hair – trimming with scissors, tweezing, waxing (bikini wax) and shaving. Why use waxing? Hair growth slows within time and it can be done at home.
Why use shaving? It is relatively cheap and can be done at home. Why use tweezing? It is useful to remove some hair fibers but not all pubic hair.

2. Dying pubic hair – More and more women dye their pubic hair although they are not aware of the risk they take. There is no product in the market that was manufactured with the purpose of tinting pubic hair.
In spite of the potential risk many men and women will dye their pubic hair to become real and all red hair or blond.

3. Shaping pubic hair – Becoming a hair dresser and shaping the pubic hair with any shape you can imagine is a widespread phenomenon. The recommended steps to shaping the pubic hair area are: deciding on the shape, trimming the hair besides the hair you are leaving as short as possible, taking a warm shower, shaving the pubic hair with a razor, cleaning the area thoroughly and finally drying it off.
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Laser Hair Removal For Pubic Hair: Is It The Right Solution For You?  

Laser Hair Removal For Pubic Hair: Is It The Right Solution For You?

The laser pubic hair removal procedure is roughly the same for men and women; it consists on shining the pubic region with a high energy laser beam for a very short time. This energy is absorbed by the dark pigment present in the hair follicles, disabling their ability to grow and stopping them from becoming thicker. The laser beams attack pigments, so the lighter the skin, the less damaged it gets. However, the damage received in the skin is not permanent, even if the treated region is large. Removing pubic hair by laser doesn't normally cause pain, but just a little discomfort. If you have very delicate skin in your pubic region, you should consider using a mild topical anesthetic to reduce the discomfort, but it is generally unneeded.

Types of Laser Pubic Hair Removal

There are several types of laser hair removal methods available. For instance, many people decide to eliminate all of their pubic hair, while others decide to leave a tiny portion of hair, therefore performing a partial pubic hair removal. Whether it is a complete removal or a partial one, the mechanism of functioning is the same.

There are numerous types of lasers used to remove hair like Alexandrite laser, Nd:YAG, Pulsed diode array, Aragon laser and Ruby laser. Argon and Ruby lasers are not being used anymore because their wavelength is unsafe for the skin. Of all the lasers mentioned, the most effective one is the Alexandrite laser, but it is ineffective unless you have very light skin. The pulsed diode array laser is used for medium-colored skin while Nd:YAG is used for more tanned skin.

Pricing and Sessions Required for Laser Pubic Hair Removal

Laser hair removal professionals usually charge from $200 to $600 per session, although there are a couple of factors that will alter the exact prices. The number of sessions necessary to permanently stop hair growth depends on the skin color/hair color blend of the patient, being each session much more effective if the person has a very light skin and black or very dark brown hair. The closer to this blend, the fewer number of sessions needed. It takes roughly 4 sessions at a price of around $2000 to complete the whole process.

Laser Pubic Hair Removal Side Effects

A few minutes after each session, the treated skin area may become pink or even red. It feels like a mild sunburn and usually lasts for a couple of days. You may apply some topical cream to relieve the soreness. Moreover, you shouldn't expose the treated skin to the sun within 6 weeks of your sessions to prevent further skin damage to the already sensitive skin.

The Problem with Permanent Pubic Hair Removal...

The main advantage of laser hair removal can be a disadvantage depending on how you look at it. You will not be able to groom your pubic hair again because you will no longer have hair in your pubic region. Some people choose to keep only a small patch of pubic hair by choosing to remove pubic hair only on the bikini area and areas that will be exposed outside their skimpiest swimsuit or knickers.

If you can afford the expensive cost and the slight inconvenience, you will never have to shave or wax again! You will be able to say goodbye to razor bumps, pubic ingrown hairs and pubic pimples. However, please be 100% certain that this is what you want to do for there is no turning back once you permanently remove your pubic hair with laser.
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September 9, 2007

Facial Hair Removal  

By Richard Romando

Unwanted facial hair can be an embarrassing problem, especially for women. There are a number of methods available for facial hair removal. They include plucking, electrolysis, shaving, waxing, depilatory creams and laser techniques. Each of these facial hair removal methods has their own merits and demerits.

Plucking and shaving are two cheap and commonly used methods. There are many shaving devices and creams specially developed for women. But they have to be done daily or in alternative days. They can also cause discoloration of skin and infection to hair follicles. Often hair reappears in more dark shades.

Depilatory creams are comparatively inexpensive and short-term facial hair removal options. They are available as gels, creams, lotions, aerosols, and roll-on forms. They contain a highly alkaline chemical meant to dissolve the protein structure of the hair, which help in removing hair from skin surface. They are simple to use and can be carried out in the privacy of your own home. But you have to repeat the application once in every three to four days. They can also cause redness and irritation.

Waxing and tweezing are used to remove hair from below the surface. Hot wax is first applied above the hair to be removed and then it is pulled away from the face removing the hair with it. As they do not damage the hair follicles, new hair growth can occur within a few weeks. It can be done in a home or beauty salon. But these methods are painful and can produce skin redness and irritation.

Electrolysis is considered as the most effective technique for facial hair removal as it offers permanent hair removal. They destroy individual hair follicles. But it is very expensive and time consuming. With electrolysis, you need multiple treatments on regular intervals for permanent hair removal.

Laser facial hair removal is a newer technique that requires only little time for treatment, full face can be treated in about 15 minutes. But as in electrolysis, you need multiple sessions, usually 4 to 6. They are quite expensive too. You cannot use any other hair removal methods for about a month before your laser hair removal session.Hair Removal provides detailed information on Hair Removal, Laser Hair Removal, Permanent Hair Removal, Hair Removal Products and more. Hair Removal is affiliated with
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September 7, 2007

Laser Hair Removal Puts an End to Wax Forever  

By Patricia Woloch

Laser hair removal has proven to be a very popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure and is a non-invasive, convenient way to permanently reduce unwanted facial and/or body hair. Short-term hair loss will occur in most patients with laser hair removal, but the degree of long-term hair reduction will vary among patients. Permanent hair loss occurs most often in dark hair, which has a high concentration of melanin whereas gray, white and blonde hair would need to be re-treated to maintain hair loss. This also will vary depending on the area being treated.

The Procedure

Laser hair removal is performed using a technology called Intense Pulsed Light or IPL. In this procedure, a handheld device is used that emits pulses of light that are able to effectively target hair follicles in their growth phase, damaging or destroying the follicles, thus preventing re-growth.

The process takes from several minutes to several hours, depending on the area of the body involved. The laser energy passes through the patient's skin, being absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. A percentage of the follicles are instantaneously and permanently disabled with each treatment. In most cases, no anesthesia is necessary.

The Benefits

· A non-invasive, gentle technique that eliminates undesirable hair from all parts of the body
· Leaves skin looking smoother and silkier
· Treats larger areas effectively because it removes more than one hair at a time.
· Minimal discomfort
· Replaces waxing, electrolysis and razors
· Immediate return to normal activities

Other Considerations
· It could be ongoing process that requires multiple sessions
· Sometimes there is a temporary slight reddening of the skin or localized swelling
· May have to use specially formulated skin care products and/or a prescribed skin care regimen. Sunscreen is recommended for any treated areas exposed to the sun.
· Patients with darker pigmentation may not respond well
· Blonde, white or gray hairs are less responsive to laser treatments and sometimes cannot be treated

Laser hair removal works best when the hair is one to two millimeters in length. Patients cannot tan prior or during hair removal treatment. You may not wax but shaving in between is permitted if it's necessary.

If you would like to learn more about how laser hair removal can put an end to all that shaving and waxing, please visit the website of cosmetic surgeon Dr. David A. Bray, Sr., serving patients in the Los Angeles area.

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September 2, 2007

The Real Facts On Laser Hair Removal For Pubic Hair  

By Nat Williams

The laser pubic hair removal process is almost the same for men and women; it consists on beaming the pubic area with a high energy laser beam for a very short time. This energy is absorbed by the dark pigment present in the hair follicles, disabling their ability to grow and suppressing them from becoming thicker. The laser beams attack pigments, so the lighter the skin, the less damaged it receives. However, the damage received in the skin is not permanent, even if the treated area is large. Removing pubic hair by laser doesn't normally cause pain, but just a little irritation. If you have very sensitive skin in your pubic area, you should consider using a mild topical anesthetic to reduce the irritation, but it is most likely not required.

Types of Laser Pubic Hair Removal

There are several types of laser hair removal services available. For instance, many people decide to remove all of their pubic hair, while others decide to leave a small portion of hair, therefore performing a partial pubic hair removal. Whether it is a complete removal or a partial one, the mechanism of functioning is the same.

There are many types of lasers used to remove hair like Ruby laser, Alexandrite laser, Pulsed diode array, Aragon laser and Nd:YAG. Argon and Ruby lasers are not being used anymore because their wavelength is unsafe for the skin. Of all the lasers mentioned, the most effective one is the Alexandrite laser, but it is ineffective unless you have very light skin. The pulsed diode array laser is used for medium-colored skin while Nd:YAG is used for darker skin.

Cost and Number of Sessions Required for Laser Pubic Hair Removal

Laser hair removal professionals typically charge from $200 to $600 per session, although there are several factors that will influence the exact prices. The number of sessions necessary to permanently halt hair growth is highly dependant on the skin color/hair color combination of the patient, being each session much more effective if the person has a very light skin and black or very dark brown hair. The closer to this combination, the lesser number of sessions it will take. It takes about 4 sessions at a cost of around $2000 to complete the whole process.

Side Effects of Laser Pubic Hair Removal

The treated skin area may become red and sore after each laser session. It feels like a slight sunburn and usually lasts for a few days. You may apply some topical cream to reduce soreness. You must also avoid prolonged sun exposure for 6 weeks after your treatment to prevent further damage to the treated skin area.

The Problem with Permanent Pubic Hair Removal...

The main benefit of laser hair removal can be a disadvantage depending on which angle you look at it. You will not be able to style your pubic hair again as you will no longer have hair in your pubic area. Some people choose to keep only a small strip of pubic hair by opting to remove pubic hair only on the bikini zone and areas that will be exposed outside their skimpiest bikini or knickers.

If you can live with the high cost and the slight inconvenience, you will never have to wax or shave again! You will be able to say goodbye to pubic ingrown hairs, razor bumps and pubic pimples. However, please be 100% certain that this is what you want to do for there is no turning back once you permanently remove your pubic hair with laser.

Natalie Williams is the founder of - A site on everything to do with pubic hair removal.

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