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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer ?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 31 years experience
Hair removal : I am not aware of any link between hair removal and vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer . Laser hair removal should be performed under medical supervision.
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Neither is caused: By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Unclear: There is no evidence to support these claims.
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Last updated Apr 26, 2013

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