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An actual hospital with dermatologists close to me has begun using LASER hair removal (they may have had it for some time but I was unaware) and they have been running ads in the paper and they all advertise it as “LASER Hair Reduction”. I just thought that was very refreshing to see…even their ads are upfront about it! I’m thinking of checking it out for my legs and arms (just want a more natural look on my arms).
Just thought I’d share! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I dont know if you are male or female or what your skin color is, but from different reviews and other comments by ppl who have done it, ive noticed, that it is not a good idea to do it on your arms. It happens in patches and since arms are a very prominent area of ones body, conceling them all the time would be terribly hard (if something goes wrong).
i may be wrong .


I’ve had my arms and legs done and it has not been patchy. Not to say that it cannot happen, but it’s not going to happen to everyone, or even with the majority of those that try it. Again practitioner skill is important.

One way to reduce the patchiness of results is to use a laser that has a scanner like the Sciton. You can see it at The laser has to be repositioned fewer times with a scanner.

If you get electrolysis in those areas, there is a very real possibility of scabbing and that will be noticeable too. The newer microflash (and newest picoflash) machines should lessen the chance of that though.


Thanks for the replies. I guess it would be helpful for a little background info on me huh? I post mainly in the electro forums and everyone already knows me there! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> I’m a female, very pale (prehaps translucent <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> ) and dark hair. I’m having my face worked on with electro and it’s going very very well. I’ve often thought about just doing arms and legs with that as well but for my arms (which I shave daily) I would prefer a softer more natural look with a bit of light hair…I do know the laser they are using is the Diode which I believe at this point is becomming a little bit older is it not?

Thanks again all,

diode or alexandrite are good lasers for light skin and dark hair. practitioner skill is a lot more important that the exact variety of the diode or alex.