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Is hair removal using laser harmful? Waxing hurts a lot & shaving isn't good either. I do all areas (hands, legs, bikini, armpit, face & neck). Thnx.

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Dr. Theda Kontis
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal hurts, too.
It is safe if performed by an experienced professional.

In brief: Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal hurts, too.
It is safe if performed by an experienced professional.
Dr. Theda Kontis
Dr. Theda Kontis
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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology

In brief: Generally Safe

Lasers to remove hair have become relatively safe and effective.
If your skin is fair, the main side effect could be isolated scars from thermal injury if too high a setting is used. For darker skin, discoloration can be seen occasionally. A test treatment in an inconspicuous area is a good way to see how your body reacts to the laser treatment.

In brief: Generally Safe

Lasers to remove hair have become relatively safe and effective.
If your skin is fair, the main side effect could be isolated scars from thermal injury if too high a setting is used. For darker skin, discoloration can be seen occasionally. A test treatment in an inconspicuous area is a good way to see how your body reacts to the laser treatment.
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dr. Monib Zirvi
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