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The Battle To Be Bare

By: Louis Silberman
Posted: January 30, 2012, from the February 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Cons. It may cause redness or blistering.

No one-size-fits-all solution

Regulations concerning the training needed to perform electrolysis, and laser and light-based hair removal treatments vary by state, so it is essential to check with your state board concerning regulatory practices. (Editor’s note: To access the complete contact information of all the U.S. state boards, log on to

Once clients are aware of their hair removal options, it is important to share with them that no solution is one-size-fits-all. Clients may find a combination of hair removal procedures best suit their needs. For example, one male client may want to get IPL hair removal on his back, but shave his chest; and one female client may want to get laser hair removal on her legs, but wax her bikini area. Luckily, there are a plethora of hair removal tools available in the battle to be bare.

Louis Silberman is the president of National Laser Institute, one of the largest cosmetic laser training centers in North America. As an expert in medical esthetics, Silberman has been a driving force behind the development of comprehensive courses for professionals entering the cosmetic laser field. He can be reached via e-mail at