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I have a lot of unwanted hair in my whole body. How to remove it permanently ?

Hello dr. i am 22 years old and i have alot of unwanted hair in my whole body so i need the best solution to remove it permanently plz. Hello dr. i am 22 years old and i have alot of unwanted hair in my whole body so i need the best solution to remove it permanently plz.
Asked On : Wed, 25 May 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

You have not mentioned your gender ,kindly do so ,so that we can discuss your problem in detail.
The best of the treatment for unwanted body hair is LASERS which is a permanent treatment (strictly speaking long term) .Laser hair reduction requires multiple sessions at an interval of say 4-6wks.Normally one would require 6-8 sessions ,but if one has hormonal problem(esp in females) then you may need more touch ups.
It is safe an effective...but you should go for it only if you have thick or moderately thick hair.Very fine hair may not show good result.Blonde or gray hair also don't respond well to lasers. Result also depends upon which laser machine you are going for.There are three basic types of lasers used --
1) IPL(intense pulse light)
2) Nd:yag laser
3) Diode laser.

The best of the lot is diode laser which is costly but very effective .The worst would be a IPL (which is actually not even a laser),its just a light device.Apart from its low effectiveness it has other disadvantages also like it can lead to burn marks.The probe of laser is big in size ,so its difficult to manipulate in smaller areas,and thus leads to big rectangular burn marks.Many doctors keep this machine as the cost of machine is less as compared to diode laser.Diode laser not only destroys the root of hair which is black but also the stem cells responsible for new growth of hair. Nd:yag laser comes next ,inferior to Diode laser.But if you don't get a diode in your place then you can go for Nd;yag.One thing you should remember before taking the laser ,that its not just the machine but the man behind the machine also which is important.I've been doing lasers myself for last 12 years now ,so I know in and out about lasers .I f you are further interested then you can visit my website for details .

But remember don't take laser treatments from any beauty parlor,prefer a laser clinic run by a dermatologist. These lasers are class 4 lasers ,so only a dermatologist should use this.

I hope this would help you decide which technique to go for .

Answered: Wed, 25 May 2011
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gender is ( male ) and i have a very thick black hair.

Answered: Thu, 26 May 2011
Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
you would respond good to diode laser ,so find a clinic nearby having a diode laser and please get it done by a dermatologist only and not in a beauty parlor.

Answered: Thu, 26 May 2011
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what about home laser machine like ( silk'n hair removal system ) for example ..?
Answered: Thu, 26 May 2011
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