“Manscaping” up 8% in Australia

As summer arrives, more Australian men are seeking out hair removal:

The survey of cosmetic physicians showed nearly a quarter had seen an increase in hair removal treatments for men – up eight per cent on last year.

 Full article [smh.com.au]

Colorado hair removal business relocates


In Brush, Colorado, Dr. Thomas Bryant, M.D. and Dr. Lawrence Schoelkopf, M.D. of Surgical Associates of Morgan County had an open house at their new East Morgan County Hospital location. They recently relocated from Fort Morgan’s Colorado Plains Medical Center and welcomed community members to stop in to enjoy refreshments while taking advantage of the chance to consult personally with the surgeons on the topics of colonoscopies, varicose vein treatment and laser hair removal.

Full article [brushnewstribune.com]

Home-use hair removal devices heat up holidays

by Andrea James

 The most dynamic trend for the beauty industry in 2008 has been the emergence of new at-home or do-it-yourself (DIY) tools for hair removal.

While the Palomar/Gillette device, the first one cleared by FDA, is still unavailable, two nimble newcomers are stealing the thunder this holiday season.

arrow Silk’n Flash&Go (power level is about 3-5 Joules/cm2)

arrow TRIA Beauty (power level is about 7-22 Joules/cm2)


TRIA beauty has been making a big publicity push. Neither device is cheap, and will set you back $700 to over $900. Still that is cheaper than a course of professional laser treatments.

Note that effectiveness of the lower-power home devices won’t match the pro versions, and there are a ton of products to avoid. Make sure the device you buy is cleared by FDA for at least some evidence of safety and effectiveness. And don’t buy anything on eBay till you read my list of scam products sold primarily on eBay.

 Full article [marketwatch.com]

More information:

 Home laser hair removal: what works, what doesn’t

New DVD: The Complete Guide to Laser Hair Removal

Aesthetic VideoSource’s new instructional DVD, The Complete Guide to Laser Hair Removal, walks doctors and medical spa personnel through the science and application of this increasingly popular cosmetic option. Featuring two physicians – Christine Whitelaw, M.D., and Mark B. Taylor, M.D.

 The Complete Guide to Laser Hair Removal [amazon.com]

Program in Rio offers free hair removal for poor

Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy launched an initiative through the Brazilian Society of Cosmetic Surgery (SBME) to offer hair removal to low-income residents of Rio De Janeiro, performed by students in training. Since the program’s beginning in 1998, nearly 17,000 people have used the service. Critics say the poor people are being used as guinea pigs, a charge denied by the physicians.

Full article [thetimes.co.za]

HairFacts: American Laser Centers Debuts New Client Referral System

 American Laser Centers, the largest provider of laser hair removal and other noninvasive aesthetic services in the U.S., today announces its new referral marketing program for clients available at  http://www.americanlaser.com/refer

Personnel mentioned:

Chris Eagle, chief information officer for American Laser Centers.

Jonn Behrman, chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer for uRefer.

American Laser Centers is the largest and most successful laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and cellulite reduction therapy company, with more than 220 locations in the United States. The company has performed more than two million aesthetic treatments since its founding in 2002.

 Full article [marketwatch.com]

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