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For how long to avoid tanning before and after a laser hair removal session ?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Avoid tanning: tanning is a bad idea as a general rule because of the risk for skin cancer

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Last updated Mar 17, 2015


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