Our expert says:
Hi Tam, thank you for the question and my apologies for the delay with my answer.
The gold standard for hair removal is the diode laser but Nd:YAG lasers and Syneron’s combination IPL & Bi-Polar Radiofrequency (eLight) have a good record with hair removal. Furthermore the latter is safe to use on dark skin types.
Syneron’s eMax has a laser applicator using diode technology for the removal of hair and is safe if used on darker skin types. Specifically this is a 810 nm diode laser with combination bi-polar radiofrequency (10-50 J/cm³) and optical energy (10-50 J/cm²). My approach would be to consult a medical doctor who uses this machine for hair removal. Prices will vary from doctor to doctor and my advice would either to get a direct word of mouth referral or to phone Radiant Healthcare at (011) 794 8253 and ask them for a list of doctors (with this technology) who work close to you.
If you live in Cape Town please phone my rooms at (021) 797 0960 as we have both technologies available for the hair removal. I hope the above has helped and I wish you all of the best to remove the pseudo folliculitis barbae for good.
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