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Can IPL Be Used to Remove Hairs Around the Nipples? Can It Cause Breast Cancer?

Can IPL Be Used to Remove Hairs Around the Nipples? Can It Cause Breast Cancer?

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Hair Removal on Nipples

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IPL can be used for hair removal on the nipples.  The skin on the nipples is delicate and more pigmented, so your doctor needs to choose the correct wavelength and energy for safe treatment.  I have never seen any evidence that IPL or laser hair removal can cause breast cancer and I feel that this would be highly unlikely.

Lone Tree Dermatologic Surgeon

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