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Laser Hair Removal

Can watching athletes compete in the Olympic Games lead to an increase in the number of men and women desiring laser hair removal?

The answer is yes according to Dr. Stevens, a plastic surgeon in California.

“Patients often comment on how watching athletes with smooth, shiny bodies makes them want not only to get into shape but also to get rid of unwanted body hair” he said. Laser hair removal is the second most common cosmetic treatment undergone by men (the first is Botox) in 2011 – according to figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Athletes who compete in sports such as swimming and cycling often remove hair from their legs, arms, chest and back in a bid to reduce their times – even if it is only by a few milliseconds, as it could make the difference between gold and a silver medal!

At Avenue Advanced Skin Care in Melbourne, the latest Palomar Starlux 500 system is used for fast, painless and effective hair removal. Areas such as the legs, back, chest, underarms and bikini area can be treated effectively so that you no longer have to wax or shave.