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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long does laser hair removal usually last?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue
Dermatology 26 years experience
Permanent : Laser hair removal if done properly can be permanent since the procedure actually causes death of the hair follicle. After a series of about five treatments many patients can see about eighty percent permanent removal but may require yearly touch ups to keep that ten to twenty percent of hairs away.
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Permanent: Laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction. They can not guarantee all hair removal since hair grows in different stages and ages of life. There is a substantial reduction (80-90% on white skin and 65-75% on brown skin) who do not have any hormonal issues.

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A 16-year-old female asked:

How long until you can put deodorant and perfume on after laser hair removal?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
I would: I would wait at least 24 hours before using deodorant and perfume. Side effects will occur usually in this time period.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to complete the laser hair removal treatment?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Depends on..: Laser. Response, hair color, skin color, hair density, size of laser, energy applied, and many other factors.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long until you can start wearing deodorant after having laser hair removal on your armpits?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 27 years experience
Immediately: If the treatment had no side effects such as burning of the skin, you can apply deodorant pretty much right after your treatment. However, sometimes the skin may be slightly sensitive, so you may want to wait a little while.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

What are the side effect of laser hair removal ?is it causing cancer in long term?!

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Not a cancer risk: Anyone can do a bad study to "show" that anything causes any cancer, just based on how people answer questions. The things that actually do this and hold up either mutate genes (which lasering a follicle won't do) or result in prolonged hyperproliferation of cells (same). Don't worry about this. Laser hair removal is a huge help for many people. Best wishes.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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