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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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What are the risks of getting laser hair removal treatments?

What are the risks of getting laser hair removal treatments?

Risks of Laser Hair: 1. Burns 2. Not effective 3. Costs But Laser Hair Removal is one of the best treatments for hair removal out.. Over 70% of treated patients have a very positive experience... ...Read more

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What are some dangers of cellulite removal?

What are some dangers of cellulite removal?

Very safe: Most treatments for cellulite are very safe but just not extremely effective. The most effective treatments are noninvasive lasers or body contouring devices which help to improve lymphatic drainage and circulation, tighten the skin and ideally have some effect on the underlying fat. There are some "fat melting" devices which are not fda approved or available in the U.S. Yet but show much promise. ...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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What are some benefits of skin laser resurfacing?

What are some benefits of skin laser resurfacing?

Numerous: Laser resurfacing has made some major advances in the last few years. Fractional laser resurfacing with a co2 or erbium laser can effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, remove pigmented spots, improve skin texture and even tighten loose skin. The fractional technology has reduced the down time to about a week. ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser hair removal surgery? (whole body!)

What are the risks of laser hair removal surgery? (whole body!)

Separate sessions: You should try to divide the treatments in separate appointments. Doing the whole body at one time may be too traumatic. It may be done as one session when the hair density is less later in the treatment series. Hope this helped. If you have a follow up question please let me know. D. Farzaneh. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of laser hair removal?

What are the side effects of laser hair removal?

Skin reactions: The main side effect of laser hair removal is the effect on the skin from the laser. There is heat generated from the laser to kill the hair follicle and the surrounding skin may have some heat rash, blisters, scarring, or pigmentation. If the laser is set correctly you will have permanent hair removal with only a small and short lived local reaction. ...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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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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What are risks of hair restoration surgery?

What are risks of  hair restoration surgery?

A few: Infection, failure of grafts, pain, swelling, need for several procedures, uneven growth. These are several minor possible complications, but they are rare. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of laser hair removal that can look badly?

Typically, none.: Usually there are no long-term changes to the skin, other than less hair. Because there is some uncertainty in selecting the optimal dose of laser energy for each individual, there is a small chance (1% or less) of burns or pigment changes in the skin. These usually heal and improve with time, but they can rarely result in scarring or permanent pigment changes. ...Read more

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What are the skin changes / side effects of laser hair removal?

What are the skin changes / side effects of laser hair removal?

Few: If done correctly, laser hair removal is safe and effective, with few skin changes. Blistering and pigmentary changes can occasionally occur. ...Read more

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What are some methods of removing facial scars?

What are some methods of removing facial scars?

Z plasty : Z plasty or running w plasty or other forms of local tissue trasnfer can be used to hide scars by moving them to areas where they are hidden or less visible. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of Hair transplant?

What are the benefits of Hair transplant?

Grow Hair+Confidence: Hair transplant, when performed properly, is a positive, permanent and life-changing procedure that makes people look and feel better by restoring their hair to a youthful and healthy appearance. Hair transplantation and the medical treatment of hair loss helps people feel more confident socially and in business situations. It can also be used for eyelashes, eyebrows, beard and other areas. ...Read more

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Are there any common risks of having a keratin treatment done on hair?

Are there any common risks of having a keratin treatment done on hair?

Main one: Main one would be hair breakage and allergy to the chemicals in the treatment. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and side effects of laser hair removal in bikini zone?

Laser hair removal: In any area does not utilize ionizing radiation, and the laser energy penetrates only a mm or two, so there is never any risk of deeper tissue damage or concern. If performed properly, the hair is gone. Side effects can be redness, blistering, inflammation, folliculitis, etc. Infection or scarring are rare. Skin in this area is tender, so treatment parameters and intensity needs experienced care. ...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 the chances of laser acne removal not working?

What are the chances of laser acne removal not working?

It depends: There are several lasers that do help acne. I don't know the exact statistics but I find the Q switches yags specifically the spectra carbon peel from Korea do work relatively well. It is a3 step process first heating a carbon on the face, second lasering the carbon off taking off a layer of skin and clearing pores probably killing the bacteria as well it required 5 treatments 10 days apart. ...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. Abraham Jaskiel
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Laser (Definition)

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