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#22206 - 03/24/05 03:45 AM Some Questions
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I'm a 20yr old male and I was looking for a permanent solution to removing the hair in my anal and pubic region. I was thinking about getting laser done, but wasn't too sure on some things.

1) Is laser permanent?
2) Does laser actually prevent hair from growing back or does it just grow back lighter and thinner?
3) How safe is laser for the anal/pubic area? It won't cause any reproductive problems or anything will it?
4) Any suggestions on some good places to go in the central Texas area?
5) Where can I read up more on it online?
6) What things should I look for when choosing a place to go?

Thanks again for all the help.

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#22207 - 03/30/05 03:17 AM Re: Some Questions
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No one can answer these?

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#22208 - 03/30/05 09:54 AM Re: Some Questions
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I guess no one wanted to go out on a limb here.

No one can really say what your results will be. There are just too many variables.

LASER is given the right to call itself "Long Term Hair Reduction" by the US FDA, because it could not prove itself being capable of delivering anything that could be termed Full Permanent Hair Removal with any certainty. In fact, the studies used to even get that clearance don't even go far enough to show a conclusion, they only go far enough to show a change, and then POSTULATE that continued treatment would show a continued change. So the science side is that no reliable study has shown anything that could be called Permanent Hair Removal, and the FDA was not even satisfied that they had shown Permanent Hair Reduction. The studies could only justify, after lots of brokered discussion the new term "Long Term Hair Reduction". Will the term of your reduction be something you feel worth the price? I guess you have to pay your money and take your chances.

There are no studies to say that LASER or Electrolysis for that matter, are safe when used on the genital area, however, Electrolysis has been used in that area for almost 150 years with no recored problems or side effects.

Reading this site and our sister site www.HairFacts.com are probably your best bets for getting reliable information.
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#22209 - 03/30/05 11:55 AM Re: Some Questions
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Hi:

You may want to try E-2000 in Dallas. They do mostly TS clients and would have no qualms about doing areas such as these. They use strictly electrolysis however and are fairly expensive.

Sometimes TS clients need hair removed from down there prior to surgery so they don't get ingrowns.

You may have a hard time finding an average electrolysis technician willing to work on the areas you mention.

Alicia

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#22210 - 03/30/05 03:50 PM Re: Some Questions
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Yes, I would agree, for someone who wants it done, and done right the first time, Electrolysis by a good practitioner with speed is the best choice, but I was trying to answer his LASER question.

For that, the only answer is, no one can say with certainty what your individual experience will be. Even after having treated you, no one can say what all your treatments will be like.
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#22211 - 03/30/05 05:55 PM Re: Some Questions
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Thank you both. Alicia, do you reccomend any other electrolysis places in Texas that aren't too expensive? Thank you again.

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#22212 - 03/30/05 06:52 PM Re: Some Questions
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It might help if you let us know where in Texas you are. That is one of the reasons the registration form has your location on it. It is not so we can come to your house and say, "I saw you on HairTell." It is so we can give you information that is good for your area. There might be someone here who lives in your city who knows who the best person in town is. That person may not have a yellowpages ad, nor advertise either.
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#22213 - 03/30/05 11:39 PM Re: Some Questions
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I'm in the San Antonio area.

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#22214 - 03/31/05 12:24 PM Re: Some Questions
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Hi:

I am a long way away from Texas, great state that it is.
I have heard of E-2000 only through it's wide reaching reputation within the trans community. But if you are on a budget, it is very expensive.


You may be best to try phoning a few places and comparing rates and if they will actually work on the area you want.

I have a question for James if he reads this.:
Have you ever worked in a sensitive area such as that, and do you know of any others who would do so?
What would the chances out of ten be of finding someone willing to work in that area?
Thanks for your time.


Alicia

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#22215 - 03/31/05 12:31 PM Re: Some Questions
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As some people on this board know from experience, I do that type of work frequently.

The chance of finding anyone to do it is probably one in ten or less depending on where you live. You don't go calling around town asking for that service right off either. Most electrologists who have any problems with doing that type of service are more willing to do it for a current client, but would not start a new client in that area.

I just think that a hair is a hair any place, anywhere.

The problem you really have for this type of work is pain management. You will need to find either a topical that works for you, or someone who can give you a nerve block injection just prior to treatment in the early going if you hope to get lots done in the begining. Later, the amount of hair and the thickness will be so reduced that you may be able to do it with only a topical, or nothing at all.
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