Friday, January 22, 2010

Laser Hair Removal Reviewed by Leading Dermatologists

Laser hair removal uses laser light to heat the hair follicle deep within the skin and permanently eliminate unwanted hair. 82% of dermatologists prefer lasers to any other technology to achieve permanent hair removal.

People seeking information about this cosmetic procedure can now learn what leading dermatologists say. What should patients expect in terms of removal of unwanted hair? What about new at-home laser options? How do the results from these at-home lasers compare to those achieved from a dermatologist? Vivacare has made available the clinical opinion of skin care experts about laser hair removal.

Dermatologist Jeffrey Ellis, M.D. stated, "Laser hair removal done by a skilled physician in the medical office setting is a reliable, safe and effective procedure."

Dermatologist Jeffrey Dover, M.D. stated, "If you are thinking about purchasing an at-home laser hair removal device, first, be sure you are a good candidate for this treatment. Fair skinned individuals with dark hair do the best while dark skinned individuals are more tricky to treat. The risks of skin discoloration after using one of these home devices for darker skinned individuals and for the most part the devices are not indicated for anybody except those with fair to moderately light skin with dark hair. But if you do have dark hair and light skin, and you don’t have a huge area to treat, it might be worth trying one of these devices."

Leading dermatologists publish their perspective on a variety of skin care topics at the From Your Doctor Website.

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