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A 19-year-old male asked:

Are there risks for laser hair removal? skin cancer?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No cancer risk: You're only 19. Make sure that you really want that hair removed. You may meet someone wonderful in the future who likes a hairy guy. Try shaving for now.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Unknown: Currently the link between laser hair removal and the risks of skin cancer are not completely known.

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Can laser hair removal lead to skin cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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While laser: Does not immunize you from later cancer, there is no carcinogenic aspect of the amplfied light that it uses to cause cancer. Even using sunblock and shades, sun damage can cause cancer, and in some cases, no idetified cause.

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