Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ Hair Removal

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Joel Schlessinger MD discusses some of the frequently asked questions about laser hair removal.

Joel Schlessinger MD discusses some of the frequently asked questions about laser hair removal.

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  • 1. FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS – LASERHAIR REMOVALDr. Joel Schlessinger, MDInterested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 2. What is the best method for Laser HairRemoval?While laser hair removal is optimal, it cant bedone on some men and women with white orblonde hair, so electrolysis or waxing still play arole. The same goes for "peach fuzz," which is bestaddressed by waxing.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 3. I’ve heard about a drug that removeshair. How does that work? (Part 1)A drug called VANIQA is the only prescription drug approvedby the FDA to reduce the growth of unwanted facial hair inwomen. You apply it to your skin after cleansing. It works byslowing the growth of hair at the enzyme level. Manywomen who use it see results in 4 to 8 weeks when usedtwice a day. For some women, results may take longer.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 4. I’ve heard about a drug that removeshair. How does that work? (Part 2)VANIQA plays a vital role in extending the results of laser hair removal andother treatments. Clinical studies have shown that VANIQA improves theeffectiveness of laser hair removal. One study with 31 women showed thatafter 6 months of treatment, complete or almost complete hair removalwas achieved in 94% of patients receiving laser plus VANIQA, compared to68% for patients receiving laser without VANIQA.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 5. I’ve heard about a drug that removeshair. How does that work? (Part 3)A second study with 54 patients found a similar effect withthe combination of VANIQA plus laser between 6 and 22weeks of treatment. Approximately 75% of these patientsreported a preference for combination therapy over lasertreatment alone. VANIQUA takes 12 weeks to see results.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 6. Which is better for Hair Removal:Laser or IPL? (Part 1)As for laser hair removal versus IPL, we doboth in our clinic, and I was involved in theinitial trials that led to the approval of thefirst IPL device for hair removal, so I do seethat it works well and have over 12 yearsof experience in it.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 7. Which is better for hair removal:Laser or IPL? (Part 2)Having said that, laser hair removal is alittle better in my opinion. It also can beless painful in some people.There is no one better or worse choice, butdifferent situations merit differenttreatments. Luckily, we have great optionsnow for everyone.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 8. What other ways can hairbe removed? (Part 1)You may have tried other ways to remove hair.There are advantages to many of thesemethods and some drawbacks.Shaving removes hair immediately. But itgrows back. Some people think shaving makeshair darker and coarser. It does not. The hairfollicle is below the surface of the skin.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 9. What other ways can hairbe removed? (Part 2)Shaving simply lops off the topmost part of thehair shaft. Shaving does not cause hair to growfaster either. Hair grows at its own pace nomatter what you do. Sometimes those stubs ofhair just seem thicker. If shaving caused hair togrow thicker and denser, dont you think baldingmen would have figured that out?Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 10. What other ways can hairbe removed? (Part 3)Waxing and hair removal formulas remove hairmuch like shaving. The result seems a littlesmoother, and regrowth may take a littlelonger. But hair will grow back because hairgrowth is influenced by hormones for bothmen and women, by age, and by your genes.Waxing and shaving can cause a conditioncalled folliculitis.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 11. What other ways can hairbe removed? (Part 4)Folliculitis is an infection that looks like a smallpimple around your hair follicle. Ingrown hairscan occur when the hair grows back just underthe skin and can cause irritation too.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 12. What other ways can hairbe removed? (Part 5)Electrolysis is sometimes used forthis, but is very painful and not all thateffective. A hair-thin metal probe isinserted into the hair follicle that deliverselectricity to destroy the hair-producingcells. Scarring often develops as a resultof this procedure.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 13. What other ways can hairbe removed? (Part 6)Plucking simply pulls the hairs out. They grow back.Your eyebrows are a good example of hair regrowthafter plucking. Threading, an ancient art of hairremoval originating in India, is another method ofplucking hair. Scarring, infections and reactionsfrequently develop from this treatment.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.
  • 14. Here’s how you can find outmore about Dr. Schlessinger.- Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drjoelschlessinger- Twitter http://www.twitter.com/drschlessinger- Blogs http://drjoelschlessinger.com/ http://drjoelschlessinger.wordpress.com/Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/dermatology/laser-hair-removal.asp for more info.