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best type of laser for hair removal?

What is the best type of laser for hair removal.


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Hello,
There are 5 types of laser hair removal systems. These include pulsed light, Nd YAG laser, diode laser. Alexanderite laser and ruby laser. This depends on the skin type and varies from patient to patient. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist for the skin type and then depending on that, laser hair removal can be decided.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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There are different types of lasers and choosing one will depend mostly on your skin type.  From my reserach and consultations with a few dermatologists, I found out the most effective laser is the Alexandrite if you are light skinned,  If you are tan or dark skinned, the best choice is the Yag.  I am hispanic and I have tried both.  I tried the Alexandrite in the winter in my bikini area which worked great.  But since I live in FL and I am usually tanned, I was advised to only yse the Yag which has worked great for me so far.  
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I have had the diode (painful) and the Alexandrite (best) I am fair skinned, got butrned slightly today (hyperpig) due to my tan. It works GREAT, after 5 sessions I am pretty hair fee on my legs/bikini, and my underams/face is 90% hairfree. LOVE LASER, works best for black hairs. The diode is more painful and no cold air blows on you..
I do think the first 2 times are very painful...esp like bikini and underarm, but get a squeezy ball and bear it, it's worth it...I will say I am 41 and started this at 39 and..I do not like my vein areas on legs done, avoid the vein areas..as they may get worse, avoid birth marks, have a nurse do it at a Dr's office, less risk of Injury...I know a place in Atlanta called - WIFH **love them
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