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Do you need to be certain age to do laser hair removal?

Do you need to be certain age to do laser hair removal?

Laser Hair Reduction: There is no fixed age at which you are no longer a candidate for permanent laser hair reduction. If you are old enough to have unwanted hair you wish to be rid of and you have no contraindications to treatment, such as pregnancy, sun tan, grey or blond hairs, you are able to be receive treatments. If under 18 yrs old, a parent will need to sign consent for your laser treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


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What can a male age 21 do to reduce/ get rid of facial/ body hair without laser hair removal and that is relatively inexpensive should I take estrogen? Or is there another solution

Hair removal: I would not recommend estrogen as there can be many undesired side effects. You could try using nair. There is a device called the nono but I have no experience with that. Laser hair removal is by far the best method and has become quite economical. ...Read more

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Can I do laser hair removal when I have ringworm?

Can I do laser hair removal when I have ringworm?

Ringworm first: It would be better to treat ringworm first to avoid getting deeper tissues affected by fungus. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long after miscarriage u can do laser hair removal?

Immediatly: If you want to do genital area, let it heal and let the hair grow a little. ...Read more

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I want to do laser hair removal on my chin. Does it cause any problems if I want to conceive a baby afterward maybe within 6 months after that?

I want to do laser hair removal on my chin. Does it cause any problems if I want to conceive a baby afterward maybe within 6 months after that?

Laser and pregnancy: There should be no problem for your pregnancy if you are planning to get pregnant 6 months after the last treatment of laser hair removal. Be aware that the treatment can't be performed if you are currently or become pregnant during the laser hair removal program. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I do laser hair removal while I am in taking vibramycin (doxycycline) or i can get a skin reaction?.Thanks

Can I do laser hair removal while I am in taking vibramycin (doxycycline) or i can get a skin reaction?.Thanks

Doxycycline: There doesn't appear to be a relationship between Doxycycline and laser hair reduction. Doxycycline phototoxicity is for uv wavelengths and the wavelengths used in laser hair reduction are different, so you may safely go ahead with your therapy. ...Read more

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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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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Laser Hair Removal (Definition)

Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Laser (Definition)

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