Faster for the first pass – yes. Permanent – no. There is still no statistically significant evidence or proof that laser epilation is permanent. In fact, laser epilation is not much better than waxing, no matter what the advertisers say. It can even cause skin discoloring and scarring. The U.S. F.D.A. specifically prohibits laser epilation manufacturers and salons from making claims about permanence. However, that restriction is often ignored. We keep ourselves updated on the latest developments in the laser hair removal field, along with other hair removal modalities. Should we find any to be safe and effective, then we will certainly offer those services at our offices.