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Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Promises No More Razor Burns

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on June 14, 2010

As more women prepare their bodies for the beach this season, laser hair removal is an attractive option for getting rid of body hair permanently and more efficiently than waxing and shaving.

Many women experience a significant amount of inflammation, bumps and even ingrown hairs when shaving or waxing the bikini area, and now some new options in laser hair removal can help to make the process simple and even pain free.

The Soprano XL and the LightSheer Duet lasers are among the two newest lasers available on the market, and have built-in cooling methods that can effectively get rid of body hair without causing pain, burning or skin damage. These lasers use both suction and deeper penetration than the conventional laser to get rid of body hair quickly and efficiently.

Most women need to undergo a series of several treatments in order to achieve the final result. Since the hair grows in cycles and the lasers treat only the top layer of skin, it typically takes four to five visits to achieve and sustain noticeable results. The lasers work by killing the hair follicle using varying levels of energy. Once the follicle is dead, the hair can no longer grow. Any remaining fuzz can be shaved off.

These innovative lasers are among the most expensive options for hair removal, but can cost less than waxing and shaving in the long run.

These and other innovative laser hair removal devices are available at several medical spas and some cosmetic surgery centers in the United States, and some do offer discounts on a series, as well as affordably-priced laser hair removal packages.

Laser hair removal may not be suitable for all skin tones and skin types, so it’s important for individuals to undergo a professional consultation before starting a treatment. In some cases, certain medications and supplements may cause unwanted side effects during the treatment.

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TRIA System Offers Home Laser Hair Removal Options

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on April 17, 2010

Laser hair removal procedures may be an effective solution for getting rid of unwanted hair permanently, but they are also among the most costly options.

Patients seeking permanent hair removal must undergo several treatments in order to see results, and packages can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 or more, depending on the amount of hair that needs to be removed.

The FDA has now cleared an at-home laser system for permanent hair reduction, and this could help thousands of women save money and treat their skin in the comforts of home. The TRIA Laser Hair Removal System helps remove unwanted hair without shaving, cream or light energy that could damage the skin. It is the only FDA-cleared laser system for permanent hair reduction, and the treatment cycle lasts only a couple of minutes.

TRIA has also developed the TRIA Skin Clarifying System, an FDA-cleard blue light device that helps to smooth out the skin, reduces acne breakouts and gives the skin a finer texture. This system was originally developed to treat adult acne, but can also help those who experience monthly breakouts, or just want to improve their skin tone.

The TRIA laser hair removal system has been modified since its inception to offer more energy options, which means that more coarse hair can be treated with each session. The at-home laser devices are designed to be just as powerful as those used in a professional setting, and can be adjusted to suit different skin types and different types of hair. With continuous use, the TRIA laser hair removal device eliminates the need to shave or wax permanently.

The system is currently available at physician’s offices, at fine retailers and online. The retail price is $595 and comes with a carrying case and charger. Most people see progressive results after two to three months of continuous use, and lasting results after eight months.

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American Laser Centers Announces Sweepstakes for Complimentary Services

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on September 15, 2009

livelikeadivaAmerican Laser Centers, one of the leading laser hair removal service providers in the country, has recently announced its “Live Like a Diva” contest in partnership with VH1. The online sweepstakes includes prizes of complimentary aesthetic services at any American Laser Centers clinic around the United States, and ends on September 18, 2009.

According to a recent press release about the contest, “American Laser Centers and VH1 are giving consumers the opportunity to be pampered and primped with laser hair removal, cellulite reduction and skin rejuvenation services.”The secrets to a diva looking young, sleek and fabulous is all in the pampering, and American Laser Centers is ready to pamper the lucky winners,”said Amanda McInnes, American Laser Centers Marketing Manager. “You don’t have to be a diva to look like one. When you ‘Live Like a Diva,’ people will take notice.”

The grand prize winner will take home a choice of two packages (retail value of $5,000) that include a choice of skin rejuvenation treatments, Velashape cellulite reduction,  microdermabrasion, skin tightening, Affirm treatments and/or laser hair removal. First prize winners will be awarded a $1,500 certificate towards a VelaShape treatment, skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal, or skin tightening packages from American Laser Centers.

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and be legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia at time of entry. They must also agree to the official rules of the contest. They can submit their name, address, e-mail address and phone number through the online entry form, and can sign up to receive more promotional offers and newsletters from American Laser Centers.

The winners of the “Live Like a Diva” contest will be chosen randomly from all entries received by the cutoff date, and taxes are the responsibility of the winners.  More information about the sweepstakes can be found at

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Laser Hair Removal a Top Choice for Holiday Beauty Fix

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on December 20, 2008

42-15590919If you need a quick mini-makeover for the holidays and New Year countdown, simple and affordable cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal and dermal fillers may be your best bets.

Researchers at the Harley Medical Group, the UK’s largest cosemtic surgery provider, are reporting that laser hair removal treatments and packages are some of the most sought-after procedures for the 2008 holiday season.

A recent press release from the Harley medical Group states that the quick and gentle procedure helps to remove small patches of unwanted hair right in time for the holidays.  While some people will need a series of treatments to achieve long-lasting results, the procedure can help get rid of a substantial amount of hair after one treatment, eliminating the need to use hair removal creams or wax for fuzz-free skin.

Botox and other dermal fillers are also convenient options for a quick pre-holiday fix, and many medical spas and cosmetic surgery centers are offering deep discounts on these treatments to lure in holiday shoppers during the tough economic times.  Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Botox can help diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and all of them deliver instant results.  Since these fillers do not require any bandages or a significant amount of downtime, they could be an attractive treatment for those on a tight schedule this holiday season.

A single laser hair removal treatment can cost between $50 to $200 for small areas and $500 – $900 for larger areas.  Costs depend on the density of the hair, number of treatments purchased, and the location of the laser hair removal specialist.

The average cost of Botox and other dermal fillers ranges between $400 – $600+ depending on the type of injectable and the physician or aesthetic professional administering the injection.  Patients who do find discounted packages and special offers are advised to check the credentials of the provider and verify that the facility is using genuine products.

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Laser Still the Best Choice for Hair Removal

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on October 29, 2008

Laser Hair Removal Better than ShavingWaxing, shaving and electrolysis are the most affordable options for most men and women interested in getting rid of unwanted hair, but recent studies suggest that laser hair removal is still the best choice for removing hair in the long-term.

Conventional hair removal methods such as waxing and shaving only remove the tip of the hair and fail to remove the hair from its root, and hair typically grows back within a few days or weeks.  Laser hair removal procedures work by passing a high-intensity light beam through the skin to destroy the hair follicle completely.

A recent study published in the October issue of the Archives of Dermatology indicates that a series of separate laser therapy treatments is the best way to reduce hair permanently.

Testing was conducted on two different types of lasers; the alexandrite laser; YAG laser on two separate spot sizes to determine the efficacy and efficiency of each type of laser.  Participants in the study were given four treatments in eight-week intervals; the hair and skin was tested and measured after 18 months of treatment.

The results indicate that both the alexandrite and YAG laser systems proved to be successful, and it took at approximately four treatment sessions to create a noticeable difference.   Research for this study was conducted at the Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences in Tehran.

Though laser hair removal treatments can be painful – especially treatments that involve the alexandrite laser – patients can look forward to being hair-free for the long-term.  However, a series of treatments is necessary to achieve copmlete results, and many patients need to use a combination of shaving and waxing with their treatments until the hair follicle is completely destroyed.


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Hair Removal with Ultrasound – Impresa Shows Promise

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on July 21, 2008

Today’s leading hair removal treatments include laser procedures that help slow down hair growth in several areas of the body, but the latest technology may be as simple as an ultrasound treatment. Boasting an average hair reduction of 38% after just one treatment, Applisonix, the makers of the Impresa system, claim that ultrasound hair removal is a safe and effective solution for those who want to eliminate unsightly hair for the long-term.

The technology is backed by several trials and studies conducted by Applisonix, and is proving to be even mroe effective than light-based treatments for hair removal.

Impresa works by delivering powerful ultrasound energy waves to the treatment area and deactivating the hair follicle. The treatment may even be less painful than conventional hair removal treatments, and can be used on all hair colors and skin types.  Other benefits of Impresa for hair removal include:

  • Surrounding skin unaffected by treatment
  • Reduced risk of damage to the hair follicle and skin
  • No side effects
  • Energy waves reach the root of the hair immediately for a targeted and accurate treatment


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