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Are there any long term side-effects to laser hair removal? (other than the promise of no more waxing?!) :) cancer/tumour etc?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Actually, no.

Since laser hair removal uses non-ionizing energy, there is no cancer-inducing radiation, and the actual laser light penetrates no more than a couple of millimeters at hair removal wavelengths.
Multiple sessions are necessary since hair follicles are susceptible only in specific growth phases. Hair and a few sebaceous glands are gone, but no problem unless too much energy=burn or blister.

In brief: Actually, no.

Since laser hair removal uses non-ionizing energy, there is no cancer-inducing radiation, and the actual laser light penetrates no more than a couple of millimeters at hair removal wavelengths.
Multiple sessions are necessary since hair follicles are susceptible only in specific growth phases. Hair and a few sebaceous glands are gone, but no problem unless too much energy=burn or blister.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Difficult to say

At this point in time there are no identified long term risks other than the permanent loss of hair and the associated structures including the sebaceous glands.
This may lead to loss of the protective effects of hair and sebum on the treated area.

In brief: Difficult to say

At this point in time there are no identified long term risks other than the permanent loss of hair and the associated structures including the sebaceous glands.
This may lead to loss of the protective effects of hair and sebum on the treated area.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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