Dr Oz: Hair Removal
Doctor Oz did a segment on Hair Removal Treatments including the Gentlemax Laser and the Tria At-Home Laser Hair Removal System. Doctor Oz was joined by Dr Ann Chapas, a dermatologist, and a lady who claims to have very hairy arms and legs. Dr Oz asked her why is unwanted hair such an emotional issue? The woman said that she is hairier than most guys and often has to shave multiple times a day. She has tried waxing, double razors, triple razors and even quad razors. So what are Dr Oz’s Cutting-Edge Treatments For Your #1 Beauty Complaint?
Dr Oz: Gentlemax Laser Hair Removal
Dr Ann Chapas showed a new laser hair removal system called the Gentlemax Laser, which can be used to remove unwanted hair on your face or your body. The Gentlemax Laser combines two lasers into one machine so that it can treat dark hair on any skin color, whereas in the past hair removal lasers only worked on fair skin with dark hair. Chapas told Doctor Oz that the Gentle Max Laser is faster, more efficient, less painful and works on almost anyone.
Dr Chapas demonstrated how to use the Gentlemax Laser by placing one end that has a plastic piece the size of a quarter onto the skin. Then a beam of light treats the hair follicle so that eventually it won’t grow back. While the laser treats the hair, it also gives off a cool spray mist to protect the skin. Dr Oz asked how many treatments does it take to remove hair completely? She said it takes 3-6 sessions. You can treat your legs every 8-12 weeks because it takes longer for leg hair to grow back, but your face or lip you can treat every month because the hair grows faster there.
Dr Oz: Laser Hair Removal Risks
Dr Oz asked Dr Chapas how much the Gentlemax Laser treatments cost, and she said it is between $200 and $1000 per session. Most importantly though, she said that the risks of using the Laser Hair Removal treatments include a change in skin color, a small scar, blister or paradoxical hair growth. This is why it is very important to make sure your treatments are done under good physician supervision. You will also notice after every treatment with the Gentle Max Laser that you get inflammation around the hair follicle that looks like goose bumps, and that is how we know that the treatment worked.
Dr Oz: Tria At-Home Laser Hair Removal System
Dr Oz asked Dr Ann Chapas what people can use to remove unwanted hair but cannot afford Gentlemax Laser treatments. Dr Chapas said that the Tria At-Home Laser Hair Removal System is FDA-Approved for your body and gives a very similar energy that is used by the in-office device. The Tria Laser Hair Removal System gives long term hair reduction, and the nice thing about it is that you can use it in the privacy of your own home. The Tria Laser can only be used on fair to medium skin types with dark hair though, but it has a sensor to test your skin type and it won’t even turn on if your skin is not a candidate. It is important to note that the Tria Laser Hair Removal System is only approved for use on your body, whereas the Gentlemax Laser can be done on your face as well.
Dr Ann Chapas demonstrated how to use the Tria Laser by applying it to your skin and moving along every 1/4″. You should use the Tria every 2 weeks for 3 months or until the hair is completely gone. The Tria Laser Hair Removal System costs $395, but I wonder how many treatments it lasts for before you have to buy new supplies?
Dr Oz: Ingrown Hair
Dr Oz asked Dr Chapas about what razors she recommends to women for shaving their legs. She said that to avoid ingrown hairs, you should never use a multi-blade razor… only use a single-blade razor. Also, make sure that you shave in the direction of hair growth. This may avoid ingrown hairs, but what about for really hairy ladies who just do not get a close enough shave with a single blade and especially with shaving in the direction of hair growth?