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Hair removal laser treatment works better as a single

Mid Brain reports:

It turns out, more is not always better, at least not when it comes to laser hair removal.

In an article published in the Archives of Dermatology, scientists report that a treatment with a single type of laser was more effective than one with two kinds of lasers. Twenty individuals were treated in various spots with a Nd:YAG laser, an alexandrite laser, or a combination of those. They found that the most effective, least painful treatment was the alexandrite laser. It had an 84.3% reduction in hair versus a 73.6% reduction of the combined laser. The combination treatment also caused more burning (an unfortunate side effect of this procedure).

Does laser hair removal work?

According to this research, laser hair removal does work. It is believed to work by destroying the hair follicles. The other finding was that this treatment lasts. After an 18-month follow-up, the hair removal treatment was still effective. So, if you can get past the pain of the procedure, it does work. And it’s certainly longer lasting than both shaving or waxing.

Have you had a hair removal laser treatment? Did it work for you? Leave a comment and let the rest of the Beauty Brains community know.

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