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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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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long does laser hair removal usually last?

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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.
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