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A 41-year-old member asked:

Anybody have any luck with laser hair removal on face?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Sometimes it takes patience and you may have to switch lasers. It can be more difficult in women with poly cystic ovarian syndrome or those on testosterone. You may wish to discuss these with your doctor.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Yes but trial&error: Due tothe varying effectiveness of different lasers on different skin types and hair color and texture as well as the growth cycle, it may take several attempts using different lasers.
Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine 30 years experience
Laser Hair Reduction: Laser hair reduction of the face does work, but the effect depends upon multiple variables: skin type {lightly pigmented vs medium pigmented vs heavily pigmented}, hair color {gray vs black} and matching equipment to skin type/hair color {755nm vs 810nm vs 1064nm}. In regards to one's face, i would recommend you choose the highest qualified provider. Also: cheap ≠ good and good ≠ cheap.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can you treat red blemishes on face after laser hair removal?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Red blemishes/Laser: You should check with your laser person and see what they have to say but in general, redness caused by lasers will usually resolve with time and avoidance of sun exposure.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about having laser hair removal done on my face. Would laser hair removal be the best option?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Depends on color: Laser seeks color, so those darker and coarse hairs provide better 'target' for effect of laser to remove the hairs. Light colored fine hair is more difficult to effectively remove. Will require a series of treatments, as the hairs are sensitive only when in growth cycle (not resting phase). This cycle is treated at intervals to get all of them in their growth phase.
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