my daughter is 11 years old and she hasn't get her period yet since she is still young for that but she has alot of hair in her legs and arms.Can she have laser hair removal in this age? if yes, it will not effect her hermones? if no at what age can she start it? thank you
In What Age my Daughter Can Start Laser Hair Removal?
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Thorough Assessment Needed for Laser Hair Removal on Younger Patients
So a thorough assessment is needed, and this needs to be documented completely in the medical records. But there is no age minimum to start laser hair removal treatments – it is up to you to sign her consent and to pay for the procedures – and most of us would recommend shaving first and seeing how that does before embarking on a laser procedure – at least to start.
Laser hair removal in adolescents; earliest age of treatment for laser hair removal
Can you treat children with laser hair removal
Laser hair removal targets active hairs so it doesn't matter the age of the person receiving treatment. The reason we don't recommend treatment on those who are young doesn't have to do with hormones or anything like that. It has to do with fear and pain. Laser hair removal can feel like a rubber band snap and it can create fear in some children, who then will jump or move a lot, which causes difficulty (and potential burning) during treatment. If you are ok with her going, you consent to her treatment, and you can be in the room to help her remain calm, it's fine to treat her. I would also suggest that you start with very small areas and have the technician use lower settings. Don't try to make her go for a full leg and arm treatment which could be over 90 minutes.
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