I heard Laser Hair Removal wasn't permanant... WTF?

  • Little_Spoon

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    Jan 21, 2011 11:52 AM GMT
    Isn't it?
  • GQjock

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    Jan 21, 2011 12:09 PM GMT
    It is and it isn't

    Laser works by light and and heat works best when the hair is fine and lighter colored
    so if you're blonde and lightly haired it'll work better than if you're darkly haired
    and covered with a thick pelt
    If you have dark hair you're going to need a few treatments to make it work
  • Little_Spoon

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    Jan 21, 2011 12:10 PM GMT
    Oh alright.

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    I'm totally doing it!
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    Jan 21, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    Yes, it's permanent once its complete.
    But it doesn't work on gray hair, so get it done before you start getting gray hairs on your body (which can start as early as your late 20's).
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    Jan 21, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
    I have a single SILVER hair on my left arm that sparkles in the sunlight and people 10 meters away get knocked out by its luminescence. I am getting laser hair surgery for it! icon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gif
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    Jan 22, 2011 2:34 AM GMT
    I've had laser hair removal on my chest and abs and would like to clear up a few misconceptions:
    It is permanent on the hair that is growing at the time you recieve treatment. However, there is nothing to stop your body from deciding to grow new hair years later.

    It works best on light skin and dark hair. It's the pigment that absorbs the heat and destroys the follicle so lighter skin, lighter hair doesn't always garner the best results.

    Having said that, there is a caveat in that there are two main lasers out there:
    1. The light sheer (the gold standard) works in the above mentioned scenario)
    2. The aurora which combines laser with an electrical charge and will destroy lighter and even grey hair.

    I had mine done about 10 years ago. I went in for a treatment every 10 weeks for a total of 5 treatments each on my abs and chest. My plan came with a 2 year guarantee so the tech told me to keep coming back every 10 weeks for the next 2 years. I have been hair free more or less since then until just recently when my stupid chest decided to start growing hair again.
    I do whole heartedly recommend this if you are looking at "permanent" hair removal though.
  • disasterpiece

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    Jan 22, 2011 6:09 AM GMT
    GQjock saidIt is and it isn't

    Laser works by light and and heat works best when the hair is fine and lighter colored
    so if you're blonde and lightly haired it'll work better than if you're darkly haired
    and covered with a thick pelt
    If you have dark hair you're going to need a few treatments to make it work


    I'm sorry, but this is not true.

    Lasers work best on dark hair, light skin because the laser targets melanin which is found in dark hair. There are some lasers that now successfully remove blonde hairs, but from what I've read, they've not yet perfected them. If you have dark skin, beware also, because the laser will target the melanin in your skin as well, which can cause pigmentation problems.

    Edit : Sorry, 5ebastian did it a minute before me icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 22, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    MEN are suppose to be hairy.
  • disasterpiece

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    Jan 22, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
    Gymteach009 saidMEN are suppose to be hairy.


    Yeah. A hairy chest, arms and ass are sexy.

    A hairy chest, shoulders, back, legs, ribs, nose, ears, EVERYWHERE, that's kinda not sexy anymore.

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    Jan 22, 2011 6:52 AM GMT
    lol, disasterpiece.....you're funny

    huh, tried to put a smiley face but it's not showing...oh well :-) <--that will have to do
  • Jessie_Lee

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    Jan 22, 2011 6:58 AM GMT
    Disasterpiece said
    Gymteach009 saidMEN are suppose to be hairy.


    Yeah. A hairy chest, arms and ass are sexy.

    A hairy chest, shoulders, back, legs, ribs, nose, ears, EVERYWHERE, that's kinda not sexy anymore.


    I believe that's what you call a BEAR.
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    Jan 22, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    You know how they say the body sweats through the fine hairs. If the hair is removed by laser, will that impact your ability sweat properly?
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    Jan 22, 2011 7:42 AM GMT
    I'm totally looking into it for my lower back and my abs...but idk if I can afford it right now icon_sad.gif