Monday, July 28, 2008

Laser Hair Treatment Costs

Laser Hair Treatment

There are many of us who are not sure if laser hair treatment costs are too much for our budgets. There are some considerations to make before taking steps to going through this kind of procedure but you might find that it is well within your means. There is good reason that the approach to removing unwanted hair is so popular for many people.

The first thing that you want to consider is whether or not you are a good candidate for the process. You don’t need to worry about laser hair treatment costs if you really shouldn’t be going through the steps anyway. Skin tone as well as hair color have a lot to do with whether or not the approach is right for you.

Your skin shouldn’t be too dark or too light. Those who have really pale skin and those who have really dark complexions don’t need to worry about hair removal costs because they won’t benefit from the sessions. Also, if you love the tanning bed, you might have to wait until the tan fades before even considering the laser hair treatment costs.

The next thing that you want to consider is your availability. The process requires a commitment that you might not be able to make. If you can’t make regular visits for a period of time then there is really no point in getting the laser hair treatment costs. You are not spending your money well if you don’t complete all of the sessions.

You know that you have the will and you have the time. You also meet the criteria for an excellent candidate. Your tan is faded and your skin tone isn’t too dark or too light to suffer ill effects. Now you are ready to look at your budget starting with the laser hair treatment costs. This budget might hinge on how much hair you area going to remove.

For example, if you are just going to have the hair on your face removed you can expect to pay less than someone who is going to have a larger area like the legs or back addressed through this procedure. Laser hair removal costs vary according to how much area will be covered.

There is not answer set in stone for the cost of laser hair treatment procedures. Prices vary a little depending on your location and the professionals that complete the work. You can expect to pay the minimum of 1000 dollars total depending on your specific needs. Of course, this is subject to your program.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Home Remedies for Hair Removal (other option for laser hair treatment)

For those people that not into laser hair treatment, here is another option to remove unwanted hair. Before this I already discussed on the ways to remove hair in natural way, if you want to read about it, click here. Today I have found another way to remove it.

• The simplest method is to shave the unwanted hair off as often as necessary, perhaps once or twice or week.
• Apply a mixture of besan and haldi (turmeric) with a little water, to face. When it dries, gently rub off. This will remove excessive facial hair.
• The technique of waxing hair removal is also very effective. In this technique apply wax with a butter knife on the hairy area, press down with a cellophane paper or cloth strip, and yank it off in the direction opposite to hair growth. Waxing will also make hair grow out thicker, but the growth will reduce in the long run if you keep waxing regularly.
• Plucking also helps in the removal of hair. Pluck them once or twice a week.
• Bleaching can also help to remove the facial hair.
• Prepare a mixture by adding haldi, besan and some curd and apply to the face. It is an effective remedy for the removal of facial hair.
• Simply wash your face twice a day with a face wash, and follow up with a toner. Apply a moisturizer after shaving. This is an effective home remedy for hair removal.
• Add a little haldi to the gram flour and water. The hair will come out.
• Try plucking out the hair with a pair of tweezers.
• Prepare a paste by adding a tablespoon of besan with a few pinches of haldi and a little malai and apply to the face.
• Lemon is natural bleach, so apply that with an equal amount of honey and leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. Do this everyday.
• When bathing, apply soap and scrub your hands and legs gently with a pumice stone everyday. This will take some time, but with patience your hair will gradually reduce and diminish.
• Mix lemon, sugar, and honey in a bowl. Microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes, until it bubbles into a smooth consistency. Spread a thin layer on your leg. Cover with a strip of fabric, and rubbing the strip the opposite way of hair growth, about 3 times. Grab the fabric end and pull it off very quickly against the direction of the hair growth. This is an effective home remedy for hair removal.
• A healthy lifestyle supplemented with proper diet is the magic key for healthy and beautiful hair.
• Sandpaper is also effective for the removal of unwanted hairs.
• Wash the ingrown hair area twice a day with a Panoxyl bar, an antibacterial soap of 10 percent benzoyl peroxide found at your local drugstore.
• Apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone preparation such as Cortaid around the ingrown hair according to package directions.
• If ingrown hairs are inflamed and infected, change your razor blade each time you shave until the ingrown hair is gone.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Are you considering laser hair treatment?

Pain is beauty, right? Well if you're at a laser hair treatment salon, make sure the pain you're feeling isn't dangerous! Laser Hair Removal is designed to remove unwanted hair from the body by directing lasers at the follicles to prevent any new growth. It has become popular because it can remove hair permanently, as opposed to waxing or shaving which only remove unsightly hair temporarily. However, be careful who you decide to let burn your hair off! This is a procedure that should only be performed by a qualified professional. Defective equipment or technician errors have resulted in severe injuries like hideous scarring or burns after a failed treatment.

In 2001, a 34-year investment banker filed a suit in NYC after receiving second and third degree burns on her face from laser hair removal. The scarring has left her so embarrassed that she won't date anymore and hides her face at her office. She wears coverings on her face to hide her scarring and plastic surgeons confirm that they cannot repair her face. She lives every day with the regret for trusting a spa which she says told her the treatments were safe and conducted by trained technicians.

While this is a great advancement for us gals who want to be bare and sexy everywhere, you have to be sure to make sure you're receiving safe laser hair treatment. To help protect yourself go to a medical professional who has had a lot of experience in performing these treatments. If you cannot afford a qualified medical professional, you may want to reconsider if getting rid of hair is worth the risk. If you think that it is make sure that you learn about the qualifications of the person who will be performing the treatment. In some states no formal training is even required! Yikes! Really do your research girls! This is important enough to split hairs about! This process can really do permanent damage if botched ... and no lawsuit can repair that.

For help choosing the right clinic for you, click here.

If you have been injured during a laser hair removal procedure you may wish to seek legal counsel. All injury claims are subject to strict time-limits; therefore you should seek immediate claim advice from a personal injury lawyer near you.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Survey of Laser Hair Treatment

Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) June 26, 2008 -- American Laser Centers (, the largest provider of laser hair treatment and other noninvasive aesthetic services in the U.S., today announces the results of a May 2008Zoomerang hair treatment survey that found women spend more than $10,000 on hair removal products and services over the course of their lifetime.

Survey respondents reported they will spend more than 58.4 days removing hair from their bodies during their lifetime. The survey also revealed that women remove unwanted body hair for an average period of 53.6 years using methods including shaving, waxing and depilatory creams.

While women report a small monthly spend on shaving, $15.87 per month, the lifetime investment for females who shave adds up to $10,207.

Delapidory cream- or lotion-users are paying slightly more than those who shave for their hair removal, $10,555 through their lifetime, yet they only remove hair one to two times per month.

Waxing is by far the most expensive form of hair removal. While respondents reported waxing only one to two times per month, women who wax will spend an average of $23,000 on hair removal in a lifetime.

American Laser Centers ( conducted the hair removal study to determine the cost savings benefit of laser hair removal verses a lifetime of shaving or waxing. On average, women can save $7,000 by receiving laser hair removal on the areas of the body they typically shave. When compared to a lifetime of waxing, women can save $20,000 by receiving laser hair removal on the areas of the body they usually wax.

"As people are more time crunched than ever, laser hair removal has evolved into a lifestyle decision for our clients," said American Laser Centers Corporate Medical Director Dr. David Turok. "Like Lasik surgery for contact and glasses wearers, laser hair removal is a decision to free yourself from one of the most mundane processes in your life - hair removal. When performed by American Laser Centers trained professionals, laser hair removal is safe, effective and painless."

In addition, laser hair removal is a procedure that will help conserve water. Fifty-two percent of women surveyed reported shaving with the water running the entire time. Women surveyed reported an average shaving time of 10.9 minutes and an average of shaving 12 times per month. With the average shower using five gallons of water per minute, this means the average woman will use 7,848 gallons each year and a total of 420,652 gallons of water shaving throughout their lifetime, nearly enough water to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool. Only 2 percent of women shavers do not use water when shaving.

American Laser Centers ( offers laser hair treatment services in most major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco. For more information about laser hair removal and to find an American Laser Centers clinic near you, visit American Laser Centers will conduct approximately two million treatments each year at its more than 220 locations across the country.

Survey Methodology

The American Laser Centers hair treatment survey was performed using Zoomerang to recruit a random sample of respondents for an online survey, 540 females between the ages of 18-65 were asked approximately 30 questions about their preferred hair removal approach, attitudes toward it, time invested in it and the cost to perform it.

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Cosmetic surgery deals criticised

Demand for cosmetic surgery procedures is soaring

Cosmetic surgery clinics are rushing people into major procedures by offering limited time money-off deals, according to consumer magazine Which?

Which? says it has found eight clinics that it claims are breaking industry rules by "pressure advertising".

Cosmetic surgery. Is it for you?

One is offering a £500 discount on breast enlargement if the operation is carried out by the end of December.

Industry guidelines state that cosmetic surgery clinics "must not offer discounts linked to a deadline date".

'Life changing'

Websites for the companies mentioned by Which? carry details of the offers concerned.

One of the companies criticised was Surgicare which is offering £500 off breast enlargement procedures booked and taken before the end of this month.

It is also offering £200 off eye bag removal and three treatments for the price of two if they are undertaken before the end of January 2008.

The Harley Medical Group is offering discounts of up to £100 for laser hair removal treatment booked by the end of this month.

This is yet another indication that proposed self-regulation will not work for the cosmetic treatments industry

Jenny Driscoll, Which?

And The Hospital Group is advertising a £400 saving on any procedure carried out before the end of December.

Which? says choosing to have cosmetic surgery is "a major and potentially life changing decision" and it is "highly irresponsible" of clinics to rush people with time-sensitive discounts.

Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) guidelines state: "Advertisements must not offer discounts linked to a deadline date for booking appointments or surgery or other date-linked incentives."

'Waste of money'

Jenny Driscoll, a health campaigner at Which? told BBC Radio Four that she hoped the industry would take note of the findings.

"We really hope that they will stop this pressure advertising which can rush people into surgery and treatments which they probably might not need, and also may cost them thousands of pounds and may end up being a waste of money," she said.

Which? says it has written to the IHAS and the companies involved.

"What is the point of having a code of practice if companies are going to ignore it?" Ms Driscoll said.

"This is yet another indication that proposed self-regulation will not work for the cosmetic treatments industry."

Which? says it wants the government to use the coming Health and Social Care Bill to introduce tighter regulations for the entire cosmetic treatment industry.

Figures released last week predicted that Britons would spend more than £1bn on cosmetic surgery in 2008.

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Laser Hair Treatment for Teenager

ADOLESCENCE is an awkward time to grow a mustache. Especially if you’re a girl. When Vidya Srinivasan was 7, girls would make her play a man in games of make-believe because of the downy hairs on her upper lip. “It really started messing up my self-esteem,” said Vidya, now 13. “I got to thinking that maybe there’d been a mistake and I was really born a boy.”

Her mother, Dr. Hema Sundaram, a dermatologist in suburban Washington, tried to reassure her. The amount of hair a girl sprouts (and where) varies widely based on genetics, hormones and ethnicity, Dr. Sundaram said, and a bit of facial hair is not uncommon among women who, like the doctor and her daughter, are of Indian descent.

“But she started crying, and I felt like crying with her,” Dr. Sundaram said. “I tried to impart that if someone is saying something bad about you, it’s usually because they feel bad about themselves. But it’s very tough to deal with that when you’re 7.”

Together they decided to get rid of the unwanted lip hair. Bleach proved ineffective, depilatory creams irritated Vidya’s skin, and Dr. Sundaram ruled out waxing because of the inflamed follicles she had seen in her practice. Since last year, Dr. Sundaram has brought her daughter into her office several times to use a laser to put the hairs — and Heathers — at bay.

Her tormentors were silenced and, Vidya said, “I felt like I’d won.”

Parents of teenagers have long walked a fine line between helping a child grease the wheels of social acceptance, and stressing physical appearance too much. Do you let a tween shave her legs or armpits because other fifth graders do? Will a nose job be a lifesaver or a mistake to later regret?

In the realm of cosmetic decisions, there are few clear-cut answers regarding what is good and bad, comely or ugly.

Some cultural absolutes do exist. In the 20th century, for instance, Americans seemed to decide that crooked, imperfect teeth should be fixed as early as possible, even though most of us chew fine with imperfect choppers.

And now removing hair, like getting braces, is making the transition from vanity to necessity for increasingly more parents and their girls and boys. “I have a teenage client who is on the swim team and is getting hair removed from his back,” said Rena Abdinova, a registered nurse and an owner of the City Skin and Laser Clinic in San Francisco. “He has a 24-year-old brother who was also on the swim team in high school and had hair on his back, but then it wasn’t an issue. People are becoming much more self-conscious about hair.”

Teenagers often require more laser treatments than adults because their hormonal fluctuations can change the rate and pattern of hair growth. Still, hair removal by laser is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure among minors, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an organization of board-certified plastic surgeons.

In 2007, teenagers got 67,523 procedures — more than double the number that age group had in 2000, according to the society, which surveyed its members and board-certified dermatologists but not aestheticians or other doctors.

Many children seek to be denuded because excess fuzz embarrasses them. Others want to avoid a lifetime of battling hair. For Christine Furman, of Greenwich, Conn., getting laser treatment for the unibrow of her 16-year-old daughter Teresa was a celebratory event, not unlike ear piercing. Classmates had also nicknamed Teresa “Uno Brow.”

Laser hair removal devices, which were first cleared by the Food and Drug Administration in 1995, work by beaming light at various frequencies through the skin in order to heat up and damage the hair follicle. It can take minutes or hours, depending on the size of the area, and usually requires several sessions.

Until the advent of laser hair reduction, the only long-term hair removal option was electrolysis, which can be pricey, time-consuming and painful. The average upper lip needs 6 treatments (5 minutes each) to be lasered compared with roughly 20 sessions of electrolysis (15 minutes each).

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Several ways to get laser hair treatment

There’s several ways to get laser hair treatment to remove hair permanently but long term results will vary by person. The steps are;-

1. You have to know that laser hair treatment works best on dark hair and light skin. Light hairs may need to be artificially darkened in order for the laser to target them. Laser hair removal does not work for white, blonde, light brown or light red hair.

2. Please avoid removing hair by the roots such as tweezing, waxing, etc for at least 6 weeks before your treatment. You can only shave or use a depilatory like Nair on your hair to manage growth. This is because these products only remove hair above the skin.

3. Select a treatment facility that uses newer technology to minimize pain, such as the Candela GentleLASE which prepares your skin for the laser an instant before the pulse with a coolant spray. This particular laser also uses an Alexandrite laser which has a very long wavelength to penetrate deeper roots than many other lasers.

4. Get a consultation! Meet the technician and have him/her perform a test pulse before you commit to anything.

5. Shave closely right before your treatment. This will minimize the pain.

6. Avoid caffeine for 24 hours before your treatment. This will help with pain as well, and you'll be more relaxed.

7. During the treatment, expect pain. It can be described as a rubber band slapping your skin or like tweezing multiple hairs at once.

8. Provide the technician with feedback regarding your pain. They may need to adjust the intensity of the laser, the coolant, or, in some cases, use a numbing cream on your skin.

9. Communicate with your technician after the procedure. When you leave the office, you should be slightly red and you may see red circles in more sensitive areas of your skin. Old technology lasers left you burned for a few days, but newer technology should leave you recovered within an hour.

10. Be aware of how laser hair treatment works. In the next 24 hours, you should notice the treated hairs will not grow. After that time, they will start to "grow" at about half the former rate until they have been expelled enough to be removed. You can help the "shedding" process with a washcloth in the shower. Some hairs may be loose enough to be grabbed with your fingers, but you can also use tweezers to pull them out. Do not remove hairs that give resistance -- the hairs that are ready to come out will be removed without even feeling it. Resistance means the root still lives, and you'll have to wait for that hair to die in your next treatment. Tweezing it will only slow your overall process.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Laser Hair Treatment

Are you also self conscious about unwanted hair growth? Don’t worry because you also share your problem with nearly one million people, only in US. Laser hair treatment is widely practiced and now generally accepted by the dermatology community.

Nowadays, both men and women seek laser hair treatment services to remove unwanted hair. Hair removal is commonly done on lip, chin, ear lobe, shoulders, back, underarm, abdomen, buttocks, pubic area, bikini lines, thighs, face, neck, chest, arms, legs, hands, and toes. By following laser hair treatment, the lasered area may stay hair-free for several months to several years. After several treatments, the hair may never come back.

You can visit HairMax LaserComb for seek an expertise in laser hair treatment. It has been proven effective in over 90% of users. It is also safe, having been shown to cause no unwanted side effects and is free from on-going costs.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Is there any side effect of Laser Hair Treatment?

After you done on laser hair treatment, irritations can occur and it also depends on your skin type. During your laser hair removal consultation, consult on possible solutions this potential side effect can be treated with. In rare circumstances, you skin may be rash or redness, or even worst, it burns and change in skin color. However, blistering may be more of a problem if you have treated a well seen or noticeable area, such as directly above your lip.

Next, may be the worst, most painful, noticeable, and embarrassing temporary side effect that comes with having laser hair removal performed. The side effect also involves temporary darkening of the skin on the treated area. Therefore, you can minimize the side effect if the laser hair treatment is not in your face, it will not so noticeable by others. How much you can rate it painful? Refer from Rennaissance Laser Hair Removal, on a scale of one to ten; most of them rate 3 or a 4.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Natural way to get rid a hair without laser hair treatment

This is additional for the previous post, to get a rid hairy body without laser hair treatment. Check if it is heredity. If it is due to heredity results may be delayed. Bleach it and apply multani mitti, besan flour, honey, and neem powder and mix together. Leave it to dry and sprinkle water and massage it for 10mts and wash with water.Do this every week, this make your hair thin and it camouflaged with your skin color.

For some people it take 6 months, so please have patience. This is very good natural way of hair removal but slow process.

You can also take some quantity of mustred oil and salt 1/4 of spoon mix it and apply on your back like massage. Use it regularly its reallly effective without any side effect.
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Pimples after laser hair treatment

Some of you will face small pimples after doing a laser hair treatment. It takes two to three days and much of it will go away. It takes two weeks or better for a complete recovery. Treat the breakout as you normally would.

Use baby powder to dry up the pimples and next time don’t go to laser sessions in beauty centers. Search for It came with a 1 year guarantee and I am satisfied with how it works. It works on the root of the hair, so it has no effect on the skin. Harvard University and many scientists agreed that this product works. You can use it at home without giving your skin any harm.

You also can use saliva after you get up early in the morning before brushing or goggling your mouth take saliva and apply it on the pimples and see the difference for yourself. Or else you should check with electrologist. If she isn't able to help, I'd say go to a derm. Meanwhile, get some calamine lotion and apply a bit of it and it'll sooth the skin.
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Costs for laser hair treatment

The cost of laser hair treatment depends on several factors including the area to be treated, the amount of hair growth on the area, the number of treatments needed, the type of laser used, the individual physician or practitioner, and your geographic location. Prices vary widely from clinic to clinic. Some also offer discounts for paying up front for multiple treatments.

Typical laser hair removal costs based on consumers reporting in UK 2008 :

Prices per 1 treatment
Upper Lip Prices : £43.00 - £50.00
Chin Prices : £43.00 - £50.00
Sideburns Prices : £43.00 - £50.00
Cheeks Prices : £43.00 - £50.00
Full Beard Prices : £86.00 - £100.00
Full Face Prices : £103.00 - £120.00
Upper Eyebrows Prices : £43.00 - £50.00
Chest Prices : £86.00 - £100.00
Abdomen Prices : £86.00 - £100.00
Full Back Prices : £171.50 - £200.00
Shoulders Prices : £86.00 - £100.00
Hands or Feets Prices : £43.00 - £50.00
Under Arms Prices : £43.00 - £50.00
Bikini Line Prices : £60.00 - £70.00
Full Public Prices : £103.00 - £120.00
Buttocks Prices : £86.00 - £100.00
3/4 Arms Prices : £129.00 - £150.00
Full Arms Prices : £171.50 - £200.00
Full Legs Prices : £257.50 - £300.00
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What if I don’t want to use Laser hair treatment?

Laser hair treatment is the last choice for those who want to get rid of the hairy body. Therefore if you don’t want to use Laser hair treatment, plucking (tweezing), shaving, depilatory creams and waxing are temporary hair removal methods.

Waxing usually lasts for 3 weeks, but it is painful. Electrolysis and laser hair removal are "permanent" hair removal methods but are expensive and you have to find a trained professional, otherwise your skin could be damaged. Shaving is the one sure method that causes no damage, scarring, burning or discoloration to skin. The best way to shave is using a men's type electric razor, after first trimming the hair down as close to skin level as possible by other means. The negative side is shaving your hair will make it just grow faster and longer and harder. But please be careful when you wax as some parts of your body that are sensitive. It will hurt you so much but it makes the hairs grow smaller and softer next time.

Hair is a funny thing on our body. All hair isn't the same, as hair on our head is coarse to fine, where as the rest is the same as our pubis(pubic), under arm on our lips ,the legs all same. Now we remove that hair and it grows back stronger every time, but over time it also loses its strength. What service does it provide, it helps remove sweet droplets and helps keep dirt from the skin, still need to wash.
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Lynne, age 43, Registered Nurse/ Nurse Educator:
"This treatment has been life changing for me. After three treatments and one follow-up after one year, my life-long facial hair problem is GONE! The virtually painless treatment and excellent staff have truly changed my life. Thank you!"

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