Are home hair removal devices worth it?

Here’s the opinion of many, including me, at the recent conference of the American Academy of Dermatology.


Home hair removal devices are best for small areas and for people who can follow a consistent schedule. For larger areas they are more useful for maintenance than primary treatment. You tend to get what you pay for……the cheaper home devices don’t work as well generally.


See Dr. Irwin’s new article on the Fraxel Dual laser for fine wrinkles, brown spots, pigment.  It has links to her updated Fraxel article also.


And many thanks to those of you who completed a survey. It was very helpful. We’ll announce the winners of the drawing very soon!


Dr. Irwin

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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