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Fuzz-Free Legs with Lasers
Laser hair removal frees you from shaving to simplify your beauty regime. It works because the laser uses heat to target dark hair and destroy the follicles without harming your skin. The ideal candidate has dark hair and light skin, since the difference in pigment color makes it easiest for the laser to detect. However, not all lasers are created equal. Dr. Halaas recommends going to a professional who uses the Elite laser, which is most effective for all skin types because it combines different wavelengths. Four to six treatments permanently kills hair follicles. Sessions cost about $600 for full-legs (you get cheaper rates with package deals); drhalaas.com. Another option to treat smaller areas, such as your underarms, or to do touchups if you’ve already had professional laser hair removal, is to try an at-home device such as the TRIA Hair Removal Laser. This model recently got an upgrade: It now has built-in skin sensors and covers more body area per charge so treatments take less time. $395; TRIABeauty.com.