What are docs opinions on laser hair removal?

Opinion. I recommend it but there is no such thing as permanent hair removal with lasers. However, you will probably have a significant reduction in the amount of hairs and thickness. Hair has growth cycles and it has to be removed in a certain cycle for the laser to work effectively. That is why doctors recommend multiple treatments with the laser.
Takes repeating. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair growth. You need to know that a single treatment is not enough due to the way hair grows. Not all hairs are susceptible since laser acts on those that are actively growing only. Those resting follicles will remain, activate and start growing according to their cycles. Series of rx are needed.

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Hi docs, would laser hair removal work if I have pcos?

PCOS and hair . Laser hair removal affects the follicle and root of the hair so should remove it permanently. However, patients with pcos may have thicker and more persistent hair growth so it may take more treatments to achieve the desired results. Furthermore, there are no long term studies evaluating the long-term effects of laser hair removal in pcos patients. Read more...
Have to control pcos. PCOS a you know can lead to increased thick coarse and fine hars. The laser principle is the same heat the follicle and kill it or at least stun it for a long period of time; THe laser should help but its important to have your gynecologist control the baseline disorder. Read more...

Please help docs! Is laser hair removal worth it for people with pcos?

Yes. Yes, using laser or light therapy to remove unwanted hair can produce good results in some patients but usually requires multiple treatments carried out sequentially. Talk to your local plastic surgeon. Read more...

4yrs I operate painful bumps on both of labia majora with hair, located between clit and leg groin. Doc says no big deal. May laser hair removal help?

Help what? Please write back w/more specific details re your question. Are painful bumps still there on both sides? Potentially a complication of shaving (ingrown hairs or folliculitis). If so, laser hair removal may help. Read more...
Possibly. it really depends on the cause, if due to inclusion or follicular cysts, hair removal may help diminish these. If, however, they are due to hidradenitis, then it may not help at all. Read more...

Are there risks to laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal. There are risks with any procedure including laser hair removal. This usually requires a series of treatments to be effective. The main risks are a decrease in the pigment of the skin in the treated area, less commonly increased pigmentation. Also skin burns and scarring can occur but this is less common with certified providers. Protective eyewear must be worn to prevent eye injury. Read more...
Laser hair removal. Burns, skin color change, sometimes paradoxical increase in hair growth. Read more...

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...
No. They r facsimile. No it is not possible to create or reproduce the human genitalia in the opposing sex. For male to female, the testicles are removed and the penis is invaginated to reproduce the vagina but not the uterus or ovaries. In female to male, the penis is fabricated from abdominal or forearm skin usually in combination with an implant to simulate erection. The testicles are simulated with implants. Read more...
Yes. In many states the use of a laser on humans is the practice of medicine, California is one of those states. The risk of creating burns, scars, lightening or darkening of the skin , blindness are always present. The risk can be minimized in choosing someone properly trained and using quality lasers. Read more...