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Can laser hair removal treatment cause cancer or stirility?

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No: I've not seen any reports of these problems, ever.
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 36 years experience
No evidence for that: Hello it is very important to go to a person that has a lot of experience in laser therapy and has a medical education ( md, rn, pa) the most common side effects with lasers are burns, skin color changes and bruises. There is no data pointing to any relationship to causing a cancer or causing sterility. Never have a laser treatment when pregnant or breast feeding, .
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Not described: This is not a known or described complication of laser hair removal. Concerns primarily related to skin type and tanning ability and tendency to burn.

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