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Doctor insights on: Dangers Hair Laser Removal

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Is laser hair removal permanent?

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Yes,but: There is a subset of women that are heavy or have hormonal problems who will have significant reduction. They will however have partial regrowth that needs intermittent touchup sessions on face and neck areas. It is also difficult to totally remove hair on arms and legs. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


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Is laser hair removal safe?

Is laser hair removal safe?

Safe: Very safe for most skin types. The darker your skin, the greater the risk with some laser devices. Check with your provider to see if their laser is a good fit for your skin type and hair type. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal effective?

Is laser hair removal effective?

Yes: It's very effective if done properly and using the right lasers with the right settings. Works best on dark coarse hair. Patients with darker skin are at higher risk of getting burned and have to be treated with different lasers and settings than patients with white skin. It's possible to get 80% or more hair reduction after a series of treatments. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal always safe?

Is laser hair removal always safe?

Safe laser hair tx: As with all treatments, laser hair removal is not without risk. The person performing the procedure needs to take precautions and protect his/her patient before, during and after each treatment. The patient needs to adhere to pre-treatment instructions such as not tanning or waxing before and between treatments. Procedure is not performed if you are pregnant, primarily for theoretical risks. ...Read more

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Are there risks to laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal: Burns, skin color change, sometimes paradoxical increase in hair growth. ...Read more

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Are there risks for laser hair removal? Skin cancer?

Are there risks for laser hair removal? Skin cancer?

No cancer risk: You're only 19. Make sure that you really want that hair removed. You may meet someone wonderful in the future who likes a hairy guy. Try shaving for now. ...Read more

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How safe is laser hair removal?

How safe is laser hair removal?

Risks are few: While all lasers have the potential to burn and no treatment is 100% effective laser hair removal performed by experienced hands is safe and effective. Beware of cut-rate places with poor supervision and inexperienced operators. ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal be expensive?

Can be: Depends on the extent of desired hair removal. Does require several visits to remove most unwanted hair as the hair can only be destroyed during its growing cycle. Many hairs are in resting mode and will not be effectively removed. Set intervals for retreatment is the way the hairs will be most effectively reduced. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers to laser hair removal?

Are there any dangers to laser hair removal?

Yes: Lasers are medical devices and as such have dangers such as causing burns with permanent scars or blindness. That is why they must be used in most states under the direction of a doctor. There are some home devices sold which obviously have fewer dangers but also less reliable results. If you are using home devices, follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully to avoid problems. ...Read more

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Any permanent side effects of laser hair removal?

Pigment change, scar: Complications include redness, a change in the pigmentation of the skin, either lighter or darker, and scarring. Redness and darkening of the skin are usually temporary. Lightening of the skin may also recover. Patients with a tan and darker skin types are at more risk. See an experienced dermatologist or aesthetic physician in order to minimize risk of complications. ...Read more

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Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Not even close: Medical grade vs over the counter grade are always different with the former being more potent and effective even if you are comparing the same product. Your question is comparing light therapy with laser and these are two totally different modalities. See your local plastic surgeon for the most efficacious treatment for you. ...Read more

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What are some permanent hair removal methods (other than electrolysis or laser)?

What are some permanent hair removal methods (other than electrolysis or laser)?

Hair removal: The only two well established and legitimate permanent hair removal modalities at this point in time are Electrolysis and /or Laser hair removal. ...Read more

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What are some dangers of laser hair removal?

Depends on operator: Very safe when performed by an experienced physician. Can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. Greater risk of side-effects in darker skinned individuals. Some wavelengths (ie: long-pulsed nd:yag) are safer in darker skin. Side-effects include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, scarring, infection, pain. Be sure to see a physician who has a lot of experience treating your skin type. ...Read more

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Are there dangers associated with laser hair removal?

Laser: There is always risk with laser or any procedure, make sure you go to a licensed medi-spa i personally have not seen any issues with laser hair removal it does take a series of laser treatments. ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal actually work?

Yes: No such thing as hair removal - rather hair reduction. Every treatment with an effect laser (i.e. Diode, or alexandrite) reduces the growing hair by 80%. Since hair growth is cyclical, you must go for treatments every 4-6 weeks. Other lasers are less effective. Do your research before actually going to a laser clinic! ...Read more

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Is there risk with laser hair removal?

Is there  risk with  laser  hair  removal?

Yes: Everything has risks. The nation risk of laser hair removal is in burning the skin. However the risk is low when performed by experienced physicians and nurses. ...Read more

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