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Are there any scientific studies on long term side effects of laser hair removal -- specifically, regarding cancer related risks?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
not that I am aware of.. As far is known right now laser doe4s not cause cancer
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
To date there does not appear to be concrete evidence that it causes cancer . Note it is non ionizing radiation whereas ionizing radiation has a cancer risk . F/U/ w/ dermatology https://www.cancer.org.au/iheard/can-laser-hair-removal-cause-cancer https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/laser-hair-removal-side-effects https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322042#myth

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