There can be different reasons for unwanted hair growth, so be sure to talk with your health care provider. Reactions such as scars and burns can be far more unsightly than hair. That’s why it’s very important to talk to your health care provider first, and then find out about local salons and spas that are well thought of in your area and offer various services.
Electrolysis uses an electrical current to destroy the follicle's stem cells, thus preventing future growth. Most modern units blend electrolysis and thermolysis, utilizing both electricity and heat to stop follicle growth and offer a permanent solution for hair removal. Because it is current-based and not light-based, it can be used on all hair and skin colors – although it is especially beneficial for gray/silver hairs. However, there is an increased risk of pigmentary changes and keloid scarring on Fitzpatrick IV and V skin tones. Because of the potential for skin damage, most professionals do not recommend home-use electrology tools. This method of hair removal requires skill and knowledge of the anatomy of the hair. Improper needle depth insertion, incorrect current settings and using the tool at the wrong cycle of hair growth can result in ineffective treatments and a waste of money. Overall, the FDA has approved many electrology devices for permanent hair removal at home because they operate under the same technology as professional units, but at a lower voltage and current to help prevent any user-inflicted damage. If a client has the time, patience, understanding and is willing to learn, he/she can perform electrology at home. 
IPL creates similar benefits to the laser treatment. It reduces and slows hair growth very effectively, giving people smoother skin with less day-to-day hassle. IPL can achieve the same results as laser hair removal, but it might take longer to get there. It is a very similar procedure. Therefore, you will receive similar results. Below are the benefits of IPL.
The shaver attachment is not extraordinary, it cannot be compared with a razor. There are women who just epilate in the summer and shave in the winter because they don’t have to shave that often in the cold months. When I was younger, I used to do that too because I was really lazy but I just like my skin looking smooth all year round so I’ve stopped switching between shaving and epilation.

I am a retires Esthetician. Many years ago I bought a very expensive hair machine to use on my clients. It used galvanic current and a tweezer that you used to treat 1 hair at a time. When I retired I gave away the machine to a client I had been treating. It worked very well. It did take longer on hairs that were growing to a hormonal imbalance. I was skeptical when I saw this product. Mine was a big machine and this was small and worked on just 2 AAA batteries. I decided with all the advances in technology I would give it a try. I must say I am really pleased with it. I used the roller over my lip on an area that had some really difficult hairs to remove with a tweezer. They were deep rooted which made me doubt if it would work. I treated the are twice and then then again the next morning. To my surprise when I used the tweezer gently, the hairs just slide out. I was able to remove all the ones in that area easily. The next day I decided to try the pad. Oh,by the way it felt when I used the device was exactly like my machine felt like. I used the pad as directed and did it 3 times. I then used the tweezer (if it had been hard to remove the hair I would have left it for more treatments) and the hairs just slipped out and the root ball was attached to the hair. That meant the machine did what it was supposed to do. The ball was liquefied. I am really thrilled I found this system. It works and I should know as my machine back 27 years ago cost $3000 and did the same thing this is doing. Love it.

I found these pads at a Walgreen's pharmacy saving the shipping and handling. I decided to try them at least once. I was pleasantly surprised as to how smooth they made my legs. I have very sensitive skin and showed no signs of irritation whatsoever. The polishing pads were very smooth and did not feel grainy at all. I was very careful not to apply too much pressure on my skin. I am not saying that everyone will be satisfied, but I certainly was. I intend to continue to use them at least until I use all the pads that came with the original package. (02/03/2009)
I can understand how frustrating hirtuism is and for me, coming from strong Italian background, I almost felt growing up that I had hirtuism as the hair was so persistent. Pretty much for you, laser/ipl hair removal is your best bet at overcoming this problem, shaving and creams and waxing will just keep on the hair removal cycle. Good news is that with your pale skin and brown hair – you are pretty much open to use any machine that you desire. Obviously the higher the price range, the better the results. With home hair removal machines, you are paying for safe technology to be used at home so you will find the Tria, although the most expensive, the most effective. The Remington I-Light, Tanda, Silk’n and Phillips ALL do work, the difference being in the effectiveness – how long until you see hair free results. Safest to use on the face are the Tria 4X and Tanda. Remington is ok (not marketed for the facial region but I have used there with no problems). Hope that helps you out a little Gabby.
ALWAYS FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IRRITATION OR ALLERGIC REACTION MAY OCCUR WITH SOME PEOPLE, EVEN AFTER PRIOR USE WITHOUT ADVERSE EFFECT. THEREFORE, TEST BEFORE EACH USE BY APPLYING PRODUCT TO A SMALL PART OF THE AREA WHERE HAIR IS TO BE REMOVED. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AND WAIT 24 HOURS. IF SKIN APPEARS NORMAL, PROCEED WITH FULL APPLICATION. DO NOT USE ON IRRITATED, SUNBURNED, INFLAMED, OR BROKEN SKIN. IF IRRITATION OCCURS DURING USE, REMOVE THE PRODUCT AND RINSE AREA WITH COLD WATER. IF IRRITATION PERSISTS, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN. DO NOT USE ON FACE, AROUND EYES, IN NOSE, IN EARS, OR ON BREAST NIPPLES, IN NAVEL, PERIANAL, OR VAGINAL/GENITAL AREAS. PRODUCT MAY CAUSE SURFACE TO BECOME SLIPPERY. AVOID PRODUCT CONTACT WITH OTHER PERSNA/BATH ITEMS. CLEAN IMMEDIATELY IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL CONTACT WITH CREAM. ALWAYS AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES. IF SHOULD PRODUCT TOUCH THE EYES, WASH THOROUGHLY WITH LUKEWARM WATER. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. STORE BELOW 30º C.
ePen’s hair removal kit eliminates the need for costly wax treatments as this system removes unwanted hair permanently, and in the privacy of your own home. The pen-shaped removal wand works on the face, underarm, bikini line, or anywhere you have unwanted hair, and works without the use of painful needles. Instead, the ePen uses small pulses of electrical energy to get right to the hair follicle, and destroy the root so you can tweeze or wipe hairs away. First you must apply the conductive pads or the conductive gel to the area with a cotton tip, and then put a cotton bud on the end of the ePen. Put the ePen to the hair removal area and press the button. The green light goes on when you’ve made good contact with the conductive gel, and a buzzer goes off after 20 seconds to notify you that the treatment is finished. The ePen does require a few uses to ensure that you’ve removed all hairs within a growth cycle. The kit comes with the ePen wand, one conductive gel, a set of three reusable conductive pads, a pad lead, cotton buds, and tweezers packed in a handy folding pouch. This electrolysis pen is guaranteed for one year after purchase.
I have to say that this really has turned my life around. The cream worked almost instantly removing my facial hair but it grew back thinner and I had to keep reapplying before the growth stopped completely. So it does work but you need to be patient and be prepared to apply it many, many times to get the full effect. I strongly recommend this product.

Bellalite By Silk’n is an FDA-approved laser hair removal device that that promises to give you 70% hair reduction within 3 months of starting treatment. It uses a unique Home Pulsed Light (HPL) technology that provides effective long-term hair removal results. It comes with a disposable lamp cartridge that holds 750 pulses and can cover your arms, legs, underarms, and bikini line. Bellalite By Silk’n can also be used on your face but only below your cheek line.


The Bellalite costs between $240 and $250 on different online stores selling the product. Since it comes with two spare disposable cartridges, the device can be used for up to 6 months without need to run into any maintenance costs. Its longevity is aided by the fact that it has been designed to cover a larger skin area than your typical system would and therefore each treatment uses much less power.
We’ve never had anyone leave because of how a laser pulse feels on the body. Most clients describe the sensation similar to the feeling of being snapped with a rubber band. Compared to waxing the treatment has very little discomfort. Our state of the art laser uses a cooling spray to safely cool the skin in the milliseconds prior to, as well as after, each laser pulse, which decreases discomfort as well.
Permanent hair removal can be used for any part of the body such as the legs, underarms, back, arms, bikini lines, chins, necks, and more. Wherever you don’t want hair, light-based hair removal methods can kill off the hair almost anywhere on the body. Be prepared to spend a decent amount of money, permanent hair removal is not cheap, but it is completely worth it, plus think of the money you will save by not buying razors, shaving cream or paying for waxing over the years!
Hi! Love your site! I have one question though! If you have been using these machines for a while, why have you still got hair that needs removing? I have had many areas on my body professionally done and have NO hair in those areas. I am a older now and have a couple of chin hairs which I can’t be bothered getting done and would like to do myself! Plus, my son looks like Sasquatch or a Hobbit so I thought I would use a machine on him. We both have fair skin and medium dark hair and would like to know what machine would suit?
Yes because you want to use a machine on your face and body I still recommend the Tria 4X for you. The Tria 4X has the best technology to do permanent hair removal at home (it uses a technology that is used in laser clinics – diode laser). The only thing, if your skin is very dark, you’ll need to use the Tanda (here is my review on it). But you said that your skin is toward olive skin color so you should be fine. (I am Italian so I have olive skin and I use it just fine because my hair color is black blakc).
Features:A very cute little thing, security, not to hurt the skin.Double-sided design with different functional.One side pink can ...remove unwanted hair even disordered or fine hair.The other side green can smooth skin or eliminate aged or thick cutin of body and joints.It can be reused, after washing with water can be dirty. Do not use alkaline solvent cleaning, affect the results drops.Description:Suitable for face, armpit, arm and leg.Skin-friendly foam material, very soft, remove body hair without pain drops, need parents who patiently polished (circles) can listen to music while watching TV while grinding , normal is 5-10 minutes polished look in the same position can be removed body hair.The principle is that the first ground, go hair, put an end to direct shaving leaving the new long-haired long thicken hard!Specifications:Color: Green & Pink & YellowShape: RoundMaterial: SpongeAge Group: AdultsSize: 70*70*25mmPackage Include:1 x Hair Removal SpongeNotes:Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. We guarantee the style is the same as shown in the pictures. read more
I had one of these for over 20 years, and it just broke. If this one lasts even half that time, I will certainly get my money's worth. The other reviews mention the pain involved with the process, but that has nothing to do with the product, just what it does which is pulls the hair out. Once you get used to it, it isn't bad at all. The bonus is that you won't have stubble on your legs anymore. The hair grows back softer and more sparse over time.

Another good option for your arms: depilatory creams. As previously mentioned, depilatory creams work by incorporating chemicals that break down the bonds in your hair. If you want a longer-lasting result than shaving and something less painful than waxing, finding an easy-to-use depilatory cream, like Nair Hair Removal Lotion ($8, amazon.com) could work well.
We made choosing the top 5 laser hair removal machines depending upon the available technology, treatment duration, pulse speed, the size of flash, the size of the window, suitability for certain body areas, service comfort and also customer consumption. All of them meet up at these best products, and In this guide, we'll demystify these devices so you understand exactly what you're getting, and which product is the best option for your hair removal needs.
The laser is killing hairs in the growth stage; and the ones that are dead will shed after a few weeks. So by the time you go to your next appointment, the hairs that were in their growth stage are now in their dormant or dying stage. Overall, if you follow all the rules and get your treatments in the recommended timeframe, men can see anywhere from 50 to 85 percent permanent hair reduction.

Thanks for your comment on Groom+Style. We would lean towards the latest Elos Machine, the Elos Touch Advance, over the eHPL Silk’n Infinity – but the recommended retail price (depending on which country you are in) can vary quite a bit. So if the Silk’n Infinity is a lot cheaper then we would go for that (unless of course money is not an option…).


The developers of this IPL device recognise that skin tone not only varies between different people but also different areas on the same body. Therefore, they gave it a skin tone sensor. This means that as you move it across your skin, it will modify the treatment it gives – much better for you, especially compared to other products which frustratingly just shut off.
This is the newest machine for me and I can guarantee from buying this machine that I probably won’t need another one for a while (which is a relief for my wallet, and boyfriend I might add :). I have had it for a good year now. I know this sounds simple and it may be product development 101, but the company which manufactures Tria really listens to its customers. The design is great (and funky), it has a digital display and 5 different settings.

I have done ELOS and IPL treatments on my lower legs at professional salons and now I am looking for a cheaper/more convenient alternative to treat my upper legs. The ELOS/IPL professional treatments were quite effective for my medium skin and dark hair and over approx 15 treatments (with longer breaks in between each 5) worked wonders! I must say I didn’t quite follow the rules of “no sun tan 2 weeks before/after”, and at times I was tanned and the treatment still worked, just was a little more painful. However, I’ve had an unpleasant experience once with ELOS (which is colour blind) at a professional salon, where my skin was burned and I had red square marks all over my legs. They then turned brown and eventually disappeared completely, but it wasn’t pleasant at all. I did feel considerably more pain than usual during that treatment though, but because it was my 2nd or 3rd treatment, I thought it could be normal. I also had an experience with IPL salon treatment when they went over my tattoo. It bubbled a little (the heat “boils” the ink under the skin) and when it settled, the affected tattoo area looked a tiny bit lighter. Other than that, I am very happy with the results and I went from being super hairy to a smooth skin that can be shaved once a fortnight. Looking forward to see similar results on my upper legs (even if it may take longer since using a home device).

Our lasers are incredibly safe, and you’re treated by highly-trained medical professionals. We provide eye protection and take all necessary precautions so your treatments are effective, yet safe. Laser hair removal is a simple procedure and there’s almost no recovery time so you can return to work, apply makeup or be active immediately after your treatment. We only ask that you wear sunscreen to protect the treated area.


This device is designed to last for 90,000 flashes. There is no replacement cartridge that can be purchased to extend its life after that and some consumers prefer a device whose life can be extended indefinitely. However, to put things in perspective, other models that come with replacement cartridges typically last only 1,500 flashes per cartridge. If you do the math, at an average of $30 per replacement cartridge, it would be way more expensive to buy replacement cartridges to obtain the same 90,000 flashes Tria delivers! To be more specific, it is estimated that you need 3000 flashes for 2 full body sessions. This means that 90,000 flashes can give you about 60 full body sessions. This translates to a lifespan of two and a half years if you do 2 full body sessions per month, and much longer if you only treat certain parts your body (for example if you only treat your legs, this device could potentially last you five years).
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Yes. The Alexandrite laser is often used on those with light skin and the YAG laser is best used on individuals with darker skin tones. Ideal Image employs both of these lasers in every one of our laser hair removal centers. Laser hair removal can be performed on virtually any skin color and hair type, but hair color is the most important factor. Our multiple types of lasers allow us great versatility for accommodating the wide variance in hair and skin color. Dark hair is treated most effectively while treatments performed on red, blonde, and gray hair are generally less effective. During your initial consultation, your skin type, hair color and skin sensitivity will help our staff determine which machine you'll require. Both offer beautiful, smooth results that you'll love
Thanks for contacting me and sure I can help you out decide what machine is best for you. Firstly, I can understand how you feel, I am from Italian background so my hair follicles used to be quite large and stubborn and my hair growth was thick so when I used to wax as a teenager, it was painful for me and I used to get the blood spots on the wax strips also. I hated it and the hair used to grow back so quickly and I used to get ingrown hairs frequently also.
Unwanted and/or excessive hair can negatively impact a person's quality of life and may even have psychological consequences like anxiety and depression. The good news is that there are a number of ways to remove hair, but no single therapy works best or is right for everyone. Talk with your doctor to devise an appropriate hair removal strategy for you. 
Thank you so much for all your wonderful information! I recently bought a Remington, 40 Tweezer, corded epilator. It’s my 1st, i didnt’ realize it’s corded, i was wondering if you think that is safe? it was $35 so i figured might be a good deal. I have dark course hair… but i got nervous from all the warnings on the sheet it comes with. Thanks for your help!
Groom+Style wouldn’t go as far as saying that any machine (of any type) is idiot-proof, but Tria does all it can to make sure this laser is used properly. We’ve already mentioned that most lasers won’t work on dark-toned skin; the 4X makes certain that it’s appropriate for your skin tone with a built-in skin sensor. If it’s safe for you, the machine beeps and unlocks. Otherwise, the Tria stays locked and you won’t be allowed to use it.

Each culture of human society has developed social norms relating to the presence or absence of body hair, which has changed from one time to another. Different standards can apply to females and males. People whose hair falls outside a culture's aesthetic standards may experience real or perceived social acceptance problems. For example, for women in several societies, exposure in public of body hair other than head hair, eyelashes and eyebrows is generally considered to be unaesthetic, unattractive and embarrassing.[3] In Middle Eastern societies, removal of the female body hair has been considered proper hygiene, necessitated by local customs, for many centuries.[4][5]
"Patients should not be using skincare with strong actives such as retinoids and alfa hydroxyl acids," says Dr. Aral. These ingredients can increase skin cell turnover, making skin more vulnerable to the sun and irritation during the treatment period. If you're not sure whether your medication could negatively affect your laser hair removal treatment, consult with your doctor beforehand.
How to use it: This product should be applied in an even layer, but there's no need to work it into your skin (nor should you). After four minutes, do a test by rubbing a little off with a soft cloth or tissue. You can leave this hair removal cream on your body for as long as seven minutes. The manufacturers do suggest  wiping product off, rather than scraping. Then rinse and pat dry. 

Hello, I am a male of hispanic descent with olive colored skin and black hair. I committed the stupidly unnecessary act of adding some transplanted hair to the front of my hair line a while back and now that I’m going more bald, I want to remove that hair. What could you recommend… I know that on the site it says DIY is generally not done above the cheeks. I want to tackle this line of hair at the front of my hairline. Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I really love this site!


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Once it was decided that I’d go forward with this irresponsible financial decision, I prioritized which areas I’d laser first. While lasering, you’re to avoid sun exposure on the treated area. I’m a rule-follower, so this eliminated any hopes of doing legs until September, which meant armpits and my nether regions were up first. As I wrote above, I was recommended six sessions per area, five weeks apart. I began at the top of March and have an August graduation date.
But, you're thinking, every drugstore is crammed with creams promising hairless glory in mere minutes. Yes, but. There's always a but, you see. "Over-the-counter options are generally limited to depilatories, which break down the chemical bond in hair follicles so they are weak enough to rub off. Depilatory creams and gels can be irritating to gentle facial skin and should be used with caution," says Nazarian.
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Of all the beauty treatments out there, removing your facial hair (or any hair, for that matter) is one of the least pleasant activities — but it doesn't have to be difficult as long as you choose the right method for your preferences, hair type, and needs. If you want to get rid of that fuzz along your upper lip, hairs on your chin, or sprouts between your brows, here's what you need to know about each possible method.

Well, I just wanted to let you know that l have used the Hair Free cream in the last 4 weeks as advised and have seen improvements and will continue to use it until all the hairs are gone. This week will be the 5th week of using the hairfree cream. I hope and believe that it will totally eliminate the hairs maybe after 2 more weeks time. I believe in hairfree cream and I can say that it's the best l've ever tried. It works perfectly well within less time.

Cold hard wax: According to Taylor, a hair removal specialist at Spruce & Bond in NYC (formerly Completely Bare), hard wax applied to the upper lip is best because it's gentler and safer than hot wax. "You might not get all the fine hairs, but you also won't risk tearing your skin as remove the hair," she says. A few notes for at-home waxing newbies: If you are on Retin-A or Accutane, you shouldn't wax. Never wax any area that has a sunburn or compromised skin. Prep the skin with baby powder so the wax sticks. Pull the strips off in the opposite direction of hair growth. Don't pull up — try to pull parallel to avoid pulling skin. Use aloe vera afterward for soothing.Try: Veet Facial Hair Remover Cold Wax Strips, $10, drugstore.com

My daughter uses this product for her underarm, which makes me feel good. She has always used this product since she was a teenager, mothers worry about razors at an early age and this product gave me real relief that I would not  have to worry about her using a razor. She simply put the cream on and waited couple minutes and then she took rag and wiped off. I would advise to take a nice shower afterwards because you are fooling with chemicals and you want to make sure all the cream is off of your skin. Great product  if you do not want to use a razor and it doesn't take all day. 


It took me years to find some of these tips and I want to pass them on to you to make your lives a little easier. I bought a product over the internet last year called hairfree. It is a cream that stops hair from growing for up to 6 years. I figured it was most likely one of those tv scams. but it sounded so interesting that I went ahead and bought some. This is a little personal but I used it under my arms and on my bikini line. It takes about 6 or 7 applications, but the hair is no longer growing in those areas. The result - goodbye razor. If it is an area that you shave all the time, it takes a little longer because the hair is more course. Guys and girls can use it on their face, back, or basically anywhere. If you have a young girl just starting to shave her legs, it will eliminate the need for bi-weekly shaving. Hope you find this helpful and feel free to ask if you have questions. P.S. -I am not getting a commission and have nothing to personally gain by sharing this.
For electric shavers: All the shavers we tested should provide at least seven shaves on a full battery charge. Some provide a full charge in as little as one hour, and some allow a five-minute emergency charge for one shave. Some chargers shut off automatically when the battery is fully charged. Others must be unplugged as soon as the shaver is fully charged, or battery life might be reduced. That's a hassle. Check the shaver's instruction manual for details.
Another thing I need to tell you is that, over the weekend, a lady that follows me on here, contacted me and successfully got the Tria 4x laser sent to her in Australia. As I live in Australia myself, I’ve been trying to help my fellow aussies, get the Tria sent to them and now there is a way. Do let me know if you want the details and I’ll email them over to you  Regards, Gabby

If you aren’t a commitment-phobe (hey, you are getting married after all!) and want a more permanent hair removal solution, there are at-home options out there for you as well—from waxes that will preserve your hairless skin for longer periods of time, to at-home laser treatments that will eventually help halt hair growth. These semipermanent solutions may err on the pricier side, but are still more cost-effective than multiple trips to the salon.
So I ordered the Emoji and epilated my legs for the first time. It was pretty painful, took some ungodly number of hours lol and almost every hair follicle is a giant swollen red bump and extremely sore. I feel like a lot of the hair got broken off at the root though. I figured this could be because it took so long that my pores began to close again after my shower and because I couldn’t hold it at a 90 degree angle the whole time because of the pain and it’s just really hard to reach and hold it at the right angle on certain areas like the calves while holding the skin taut at the same time. Any advice? That’s so much pain to go through to not even be able to get all the hair at the root… I read some Amazon reviews on the Emoji and someone said that they haven’t found an epilator that is strong enough to pull out their really think hair at the root. My hair is very think, but do you think it’s something I could improve about my technique?
As we’ve seen there are different methods of electrolysis available, but basically it’s usually any method of hair removal and growth prevention which targets the follicle of the hair by electrocution.Plenty of treatments out there involve visiting salons, or spas, but there are also a range of treatments that you can try at home, from the very pocket friendly, to professional standard.

I purchased the smooth away kit from Dollar general for 10.00. I used as directed on my arms and it worked great. I got my legs waxed yesterday and that was awful so this seems like a better alternative. After my arms were really dry and itchy, but after lotion they felt great. It seems to be a great product but I do not think that I would ever put it on my face. If you have sensitive skin it may be a bad idea. My friend works at a laser hair removal place and she told me that their prices just went to over $4,000 for both legs, so this seems like a little investment to try. It does take longer than the commercial says but after I did the circular motion it worked great. Will keep using. (05/05/2009)
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Nad’s For Men Hair Removal Cream is a fast acting depilatory cream for quick, painless hair removal at home with results that last longer than shaving. The extra strength depilatory cream is formulated specially for coarse male body hair and is effective in as little as 4 minutes. Shaving can be quite a time-consuming method to remove unwanted hair. Men’s hair tends to grow back quicker and thicker then women’s hair and needs a hair removal method that is more suitable. A depilatory cream is a good alternative to shaving in that you’ll avoid any razor nicks or cuts. Nad's for Men Hair Removal Cream is ideal for use on large areas of the body like your chest, back, arms and legs and is easily rinsed off in the shower. Nad's for Men Hair Removal Cream contains soothing Aloe Vera to protect the skin and prevent irritation. The fast action 4-minute formula makes it the perfect men’s hair removal solution for the guy on the go.

If you are a lifelong shaver, you may experience more discomfort when you switch to epilating than someone who is a regular waxer, although even if you are used to waxing, you may notice a difference in sensation because warm wax opens your pores. Wherever you start though, it is worth persevering as you should notice that after your first few sessions your discomfort should ease.
R. Rox Anderson and Melanie Grossman[5] discovered that it was possible to selectively target a specific chromophore with a laser to partially damage basal stem cells inside the hair follicles. This method proved to be successful, and was first applied in 1996. In 1997 the United States Food and Drug Administration approved this tactic of hair removal. As this technology continued to be researched, laser hair removal became more effective and efficient; thus, it is now a common method in removing hair for long periods of time.
While I was given the Finishing Touch Flawless for free, my recommendation is 100% based on my actual experience. Normally, I have major suspicions about any product with an “As Seen On TV” vibe, but this actually removed my facial hair and was kind of fun?! I don’t know who I am anymore. Strangely, I had fun removing my mustache with this contraption. Is that a real sentence?! Well, it is for me. I’m sure the fact that it looks like a sexy spy tool endears me to it more.
Isn’t it so funny that there are all kinds of places on our bodies where we want more hair? We want fuller, thicker hair on our heads and longer and more luscious eyelashes, not to mention bolder brows. But when it comes to the hair on our arms and legs, it’s a different story. Plus, there are those ultra sensitive areas, like armpits and bikini lines. Removing hair there… not a favorite. And the last place we want to see extra hair growing is on our face! As we get older, most women fight a few pesky, prickly chin whiskers, mini-mustaches and even fuzzy cheeks. Enter the epilator.
The Silk’n flash & go uses HPL technology similar to the Bellalite machine discussed above. It is definitely more budget friendly which is a plus, but if conscientiousness & patience aren’t your virtues then you might want to go with Laser instead (depending on the individual, some find HPL can take 2-3 times as long to see similar results). I haven’t really tested or seen Tanda Me in action so I can’t comment on it….
For now, I have edited my 5th machine because has been a new machine that has been released and I am in the process of getting one to use. Once I’ve used it, tried and tested it, I will post it up and I will re-evaluate where it sits in my list. Sorry ladies and gents, only 4 machines to share for now but there is plenty there to suit your preferences. Any comments or suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Thanks! Gabby x
Thanks for your comment and I would be happy to help you out. In regards, to an update, yes and no. I just haven’t got around to updating the list to add a few extra in, I am so busy answering everyone’s questions Yes, there is an update to include the newer machines AND no because the Tria 4X laser as above still tops the list as the best hair removal machine to use at home, so still is the #1 machine. This is the new Tanda Me Smooth machine HERE that got released this year and I have to update the site for it, they have done well with the new machine as it comes with over 100,000 pulses with each cartridge. So that is the one that you would have been looking for. Hope that helps you out a little, I know it’s very hard to decide. Good luck though Regards, Gabby
If you aren’t a commitment-phobe (hey, you are getting married after all!) and want a more permanent hair removal solution, there are at-home options out there for you as well—from waxes that will preserve your hairless skin for longer periods of time, to at-home laser treatments that will eventually help halt hair growth. These semipermanent solutions may err on the pricier side, but are still more cost-effective than multiple trips to the salon.
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Sure, it all depends on your wife’s skin color. Since you have told me that she has black hair, that is a good start. With her skin color, does she have fair or light brown skin? If yes, the best machines would be either the Tria 4X or the Remington Quartz depending on how much you want to spend. If she has dark skin, like dark dark brown, then she can only use the Tanda Me machine shown above or you can also buy the newest 2014 model of the Tanda. You can’t find these machines instore, everyone buys them online so you should be able to get them shipped directly to you, here are the links to the products for you (Tria 4X, Remington & New Tanda) Hope this helps you out in deciding which one is best for your wife, if you have any other questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact me again. Gabby
The Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover is a portable pen-shaped, electric shaver that quickly removes unwanted hair on your face to provide the perfect base for makeup. This battery-charged foil shaver is gentle on your skin and offers a pain-free solution to get a flawless, smooth finish. Plus, its compact design easily fits in your handbag, making it convenient to use anytime, anywhere.
Because each brow encompasses such a small area of fine hairs, Dr. Bowe recommends plucking or threading. These two methods give you more control than waxing or shaving, and the results last about three to four weeks. The right tool can make plucking a lot easier: The Tweezerman Mini Tweezer ($16, tweezerman.com) has a slanted tip to grab every little hair more easily, and it's just the right size to keep in your purse for touch-ups on the go.
If you start to notice razor burn, it may be due to your clothing. "Tight clothes such as leggings, stockings, and jeans can cause ingrown hair and bumps because it compresses the hair against your body, increasing irritation," explains Grupenmager. "Exfoliating twice during the week or up to two days prior to any form of hair removal will help." Try a body scrub like L'Occitane Almond Exfoliating And Smoothing Delicious Paste ($44, sephora.com). Just be sure to avoid exfoliating directly after you shave, when your skin is most sensitive.

Unwanted side effects such as hypo- or hyper-pigmentation or, in extreme cases, burning of the skin call for an adjustment in laser selection or settings. Risks include the chance of burning the skin or discoloration of the skin, hypopigmentation (white spots), flare of acne, swelling around the hair follicle (considered a normal reaction), scab formation, purpura, and infection. These risks can be reduced by treatment with an appropriate laser type used at appropriate settings for the individual's skin type and treatment area.
"Tweezing is better for smaller, localized areas like your brows and chin since it's much more labor intensive," advises Lavanya Krishnan, M.D., a dermatologist based in San Francisco. Just make sure you're diligent about cleaning them, she adds. "I recommend cleansing your tweezers once per day with warm soap and water, then storing them in a dry place."

There is no medical research showing any link between cancer and the use of laser hair removal or IPL products – of course, the Groom+Style team are not doctors or medical professionals. From what we understand it is high-frequency ionizing radiation like x-rays or gamma rays that can damage/mutate the DNA in the nucleus of cells. The light energy used for laser hair removal is non-ionizing radiation, and there is no research to show that it causes damage to DNA, and in fact, the light energy from these laser hair removal products remains superficially i.e. the laser light does not pass through the body (it does not penetrate further than the hair follicle) so internal organs are not affected.
Epilators can be used dry or wet. As Braun advised us when we reached out for some top tips, it’s recommended to start with one that can be used in the shower as warm water helps loosen hair follicles which helps with the process. We advise that when you take the time to epilate, start in an area that you might find not so painful. The calves work well. You might find the area close to the ankle is slightly more sore so best done once you’ve become use to the sensation.
what is the best Cream Mens Hair removal that can be used in the genital area and towards your bumbum area? Most of these cream applications does not suggest the use to these areas so I am kind a hesitant in using them. I just received my Nads Mens Hair removal and it says the same thing that it cannot be used in those areas – so are they really safe to use in the genital and bumbum areas?
IPL creates similar benefits to the laser treatment. It reduces and slows hair growth very effectively, giving people smoother skin with less day-to-day hassle. IPL can achieve the same results as laser hair removal, but it might take longer to get there. It is a very similar procedure. Therefore, you will receive similar results. Below are the benefits of IPL.
However not all radiation has enough energy to be able to do this. Non-ionising radiation has similar properties to ionizing radiation but does not have sufficient energy to break the bonds in the molecules. The radiation used in laser hair removal is a form of non-ionising radiation, so it will not cause molecules to break or cells to mutate. Laser hair removal, therefore, has not been found to cause cancer.
I’m wanting to remove my thick hair on my underarm and bikini /brazilian as well. Being asian my skin color is kinda beige or light beige with dark hair. I would also like to use it on my partner to remove hair on his arms and legs. However his skin color is a bit darker than mine with dark hair and have tattoos on his arms and legs. I am thinking of laser than IPL as I want quicker results. Can you recommend which machine I should try?
Men's Hair Removal Tools are exactly what they sound like -- tools that remove hair from areas it's unwelcome. This includes back shavers, nose hair trimmers, beard trimmers, scissors and beyond. If you've got a bit of excess hair in all the wrong places -- back, nose, ears, neck or those privates -- these men's hair removal tools will get the job done and boost your confidence big-time.
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Thanks so much for the wonderful review, it has helped me immensely with trying to make my final decision as to which in home laser/ iPL system is right for me. I am so nervous at forking out a bunch of money for little or no results. I have fair skin and a mixture of light brown and blonde hair on my body, which one do you think will work best for me? Thanks so much!
Hi Erika. I understand your frustration, present technologies work on a difference in skin color and hair color. So if both are either dark (like in your situation) or very light, the technology does not work. That is pure physics, has nothing to do with discrimination. I hope this helps, although it does not solve your wish to find something that works for you as well. The technology is getting better and better, maybe in the future it works for dark/dark as well as light/light skin/hair color.

Please remember the goal is not to have the burning smell of the hair, but for the laser to penetrate to the darker pigment of the hair shaft. In fact, from what I understand, the light travels through the skin to the hair bulb where the highest concentration of Melanin is – the light does not travel “through” the hair shaft. It is best to shave, as per the instructions. The IPL works below the skin and is still effective when the hairs are not visible.
For over 130 years, electrology has been in use in the United States. It is approved by the FDA. This technique permanently destroys germ cells[citation needed] responsible for hair growth by way of insertion of a fine probe in the hair follicle and the application of a current adjusted to each hair type and treatment area.[citation needed] Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized by the FDA.[33]
The review: “Very happy with my purchase. The epilation head was my main reason for buying and I am so happy with the results of using it. My skin feels and is looking so good since using the cleansing brush. Applying liquid skin care products to my face with the MicroVibration head has certainly improved my skin’s appearance as well.” Jilly, Shaver Shop customer

using your epilator for hair removal is not rocket science. It’s also not for everyone. Just because the girls at the office rave about the lasting smooth closeness they get, and that they don’t have to shave for days or weeks, doesn’t mean they suddenly became epilator experts overnight. They very likely experienced a period of uncomfortable sessions and learning how to use one… However, if you really can’t stand it, try something else.

When I think of buying an epilator, I remember how dangerous ingrown hairs are. So I m going to apply to a salon for the laser peel. I reviewed a lot of feedbacks but I m still afraid of burns and the cost is rather high. Oh, I know about Innovatione 1S PRO too, by the way, it reduces possibility of getting burns, as far as I know. More likely I will visit a salon where there is this device.
Shaving, plucking, waxing ... all of these take time, but for people who prefer to have smooth, hairless skin, they may seem like the only options available. If you're willing to shell out a little extra cash, however, you could opt instead for a more permanent result: laser hair removal. This high-tech method uses light to actually destroy the follicle, leaving you with fuzz-free skin.
Expert Comments : "The most common electrolysis treatment for young men is the unibrow, but as men get older, many become concerned with excess in the area around the collar and ears, and around the nose," says Patsy Kirby, president of the American Electrolysis Association in Bodega Bay, Calif. But she doesn't discourage men from going for larger areas of clearing: "The length of treatments usually shorten as your time goes on with the electrologist. ... While the first treatment may take 20 to 30 minutes, subsequent treatments may take just 5 or 10 minutes, so it's a long-term commitment, but it's not time-consuming."
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