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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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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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Is vaginal laser hair removal safe ?

Is vaginal laser hair removal safe ?

YEs : Provided on outside of vagina, can be used over labia majora where there is hair. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe while being on accutane?

Is laser hair removal safe while being on accutane?

Risk for burn : Increased risk for burn. Best to wait until Accutane treatment is complete before attempting laser treatment. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe ? Especially at areas of vagina and armpits?

Yes by experienced : Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed and therefore you may have heard of some complications such as burns. However, the risks are comparatively low when your procedure is performed by an experienced individual who is familiar with the proper settings. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe to do if you have acne prone skin?

Is laser hair removal safe to do if you have acne prone skin?

LHR: It depends on the laser and area being treated. Ipl versus laser, your skin type and weather cryo is used. Please consult with an aslms certified doctor for a formal consultation. ...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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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. Jeffrey Satinover
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Laser (Definition)

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