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What are some dangers of laser hair removal?
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Minimal Risks
In the hands of an experienced physician, laser hair removal is very safe.
While rare, the side effects of laser hair removal include blistering, darkening or lightening of the skin, redness, and pain. The key is to find the right experienced physician who will minimize these risks!

In brief: Minimal Risks
In the hands of an experienced physician, laser hair removal is very safe.
While rare, the side effects of laser hair removal include blistering, darkening or lightening of the skin, redness, and pain. The key is to find the right experienced physician who will minimize these risks!
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Varies
Most common risk with laser hair removal is redness which is temporary, stinging from the laser, burn which can be more serious, hyperpigmentation, acne which is usually mild and temporary and paradoxical hair growth for the very rare patient.

In brief: Varies
Most common risk with laser hair removal is redness which is temporary, stinging from the laser, burn which can be more serious, hyperpigmentation, acne which is usually mild and temporary and paradoxical hair growth for the very rare patient.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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