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Is laser hair removal permanent? Are there any side effects?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theda Kontis
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hair removal safe

Laser hair removal is safe, if performed by an experienced professional.
It is permanent but can take multiple sessions since it only works for hairs in the growing phase.

In brief: Hair removal safe

Laser hair removal is safe, if performed by an experienced professional.
It is permanent but can take multiple sessions since it only works for hairs in the growing phase.
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology

In brief: Laser

Laser hair removal should be thought of as permanent hair reduction not removal as it is difficult remove all the dark targeted hairs.
Keep in mind that while effective , laser hair removal will take place over multiple treatments.

In brief: Laser

Laser hair removal should be thought of as permanent hair reduction not removal as it is difficult remove all the dark targeted hairs.
Keep in mind that while effective , laser hair removal will take place over multiple treatments.
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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology

In brief: Hair removal

Lasers are very effective for hair reduction (hair isn't actually removed, just miniaturized to where it doesn't show about skin surface) in the hands of a properly trained and experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Gray, blond or red hair does not respond to laser treatment. Proper laser must be used for correct skin type which is determined before tx. May have pigment change or scarring.

In brief: Hair removal

Lasers are very effective for hair reduction (hair isn't actually removed, just miniaturized to where it doesn't show about skin surface) in the hands of a properly trained and experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Gray, blond or red hair does not respond to laser treatment. Proper laser must be used for correct skin type which is determined before tx. May have pigment change or scarring.
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