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A 18-year-old female asked:

Does laser hair removal have any negative symptoms on the skin if it is done on the face and does it really work?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Mancoll
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Possibly: Laser hair removal uses a laser. The rsk of burning does exist. Change in pigmentation is also a risk. The darker your skin the greater are these risks.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Atrophy pilosebaciou: Ongoing laser treatments may cause atrophy of the pilosebacious (hair follicle and oil gland) unit with mild degrees of skin involutional changes. In some instances it may produce lightened skin pigmentation.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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