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What are some dangers of laser hair removal?

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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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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Can someone give me a thorough explanation of the dangers of laser hair removal?

Can someone give me a thorough explanation of the dangers of laser hair removal?

Burns, scars: Although infrequent, any laser procedure may cause burn injury, possibility of scarring, or brown or white spots (hypo or hyper pigmentation) secondary to the treatment. ...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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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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Need help& I want2do FULLbody laser hair removal! Is this permanent and is it at all dangerous to Heath(could laser harm reproductive areas?)

Need help& I want2do FULLbody laser hair removal! Is this permanent and is it at all dangerous to Heath(could laser harm reproductive areas?)

Humans have hair: We humans are mammals, and mammals have hair. It is unnatural to have no hair. Nobody should have a goal or desire to have no hair, because having hair is one of the 4 characteristics of mammals. The other 3 are: we make milk for our babies, we have backbones, and we are warmblooded. Having hair is a normal part of our identity. If a woman has excess hair, her doctor might check her hormones. ...Read more

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Might laser hair removal be dangerous around front of the neck (lymph nodes)?

No: Laser hair removal is an effective way to treat unwanted hair even on the neck. Potential problems include the risk of skin discoloration. Discuss the risks and benefits with your treating physician. ...Read more

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In two days iam beginning laser hair removal on my forehead and underarms. I was wondering is the forehead a dangerous place for laser hair removal?

In two days iam beginning laser hair removal on my forehead and underarms. I was wondering is the forehead a dangerous place for laser hair removal?

Laser forehead: As long as your eyes are protected and the settings are correct you should have no problem with laser hair removal on any part of your face. Use a certified technician who is supervised by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...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


Laser (Definition)

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