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US Permanent Hair Removal Comparison and Prices

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Choosing the best technique among permanent hair removal methods in US is not easy. Find below a summary of major differences between Laser, IPL and Electrolysis to consider prior to selecting which method to adopt.

Dangers of Permanent Hair Removal in US - Laser IPL ElectrolysisAll of the Laser, Intense Pulsed Light or IPL and Electrolysis permanent hair removal techniques in US are not suitable for pregnant women, or children, and sun exposure should be avoided during treatment.

US Permanent Hair Removal Comparison

Laser Hair Removal IPL Hair Removal Electrolysis Hair Removal
Body parts All body parts
Faster on large areas (legs, back)
All body parts All body parts
Especially on small areas (bikini, underarms)
Effectiveness on hair Maximum of 80% hair is removed Less effective than laser 100% hair removed
Duration of treatment 12 to 24 months depending on hairiness 8 to 15 months 12 to 18 months
Skin types White skin with dark hair
Not suitable for darker, black or tanned skinned
White skin with dark hair
Not suitable for darker, black or tanned skinned
All skin types
Risks in US Skin depigmentation Skin depigmentation, burns Small burns
US Warnings Avoid sun, drugs or tanning cream Avoid sun, drugs or tanning cream Avoid sun
Disadvantages Almost painless Almost painless Painful
Costs in US Cheaper than electrolysis
Check Laser hair removal description page for details on body parts
The cheapest method
Check IPL hair removal description page for details on body parts
The most expensive method
Check Electrolysis hair removal description page for details on body parts

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Permanent Hair Removal Regulation in US

In US, be aware that in some countries – including the United States – hair removal is an unregulated procedure that anyone can do. In other places, only doctors and doctor-supervised nurse practitioners can do it while in other cases permission extends to licensed professionals, such as regular nurses, physician assistants, estheticians, and/or cosmetologists.

For example, the Florida Board of Medicine has determined that the use of lasers, laser-like devices and IPL devices is considered the practice of medicine, and requires they be used only by a physician, an osteopathic physician, a physician assistant under the supervision of a physician, or an advanced registered nurse practitioner working under a protocol signed by a physician. What is it like in US?

Prior to signing with a doctor or practitioner in US, make sure she or he is allowed to perform permanent hair removal with the technique you have chosen.

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