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is there evidence that cosmetic lasers increase your risk of cancer?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
No: None of the cosmetic lasers has been linked to increased risk of developing skin cancer. In fact, some skin cancers are treated with ablative lasers that are also used in cosmetic situations.
Answered on May 22, 2015
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: There is no evidence that laser use increases cancer risk. In fact lasers can be used to treat or remove cancers. In some cosmetic procedures lasers can be used to remove precancerous lesions thus reducing the cancer risk.
Answered on May 22, 2015
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No, None: Lasers are safe from this complication.
Answered on May 22, 2015

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