A 50-year-old female asked:
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is laser hair removal safe? does it cause cancer or skin pigmentation? i have excessive hair growth and really want to get rid of it.

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes it: Is safe. No cancer risk.
Answered on Jun 30, 2013
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Done properly: Laser hair removal, like electrolysis, is safe and effective. Doesn't cause cancer or other medical problems.
Answered on Jun 30, 2013

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