i want to have laser hair removal for my under lip.but my parents say its risky especially for my age and permanent side effects are a possibility.anyway.i have heard that i have to remove the specified area of hair several times so that the procedure works as the hair has to be dark..and i never have removed the hair from under my lip..so is it true?And about exposing skin to sun before and during the treatment.way to school and daily outdoors,is it ok ???
Laser Hair Removal for a 15 Year Old?
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Laser Hair Removal at age 15
Thank you for your question. Hair removal always has a risk, even if it is small. When done at the right facility and by the right operator, laser hair removal can be safe and effective. Sun exposure increases the risk, and other factors are a risk. Unfortunately, until you are 18, your parents will have the final say in whether you can get a treatment. They should have a consult with you and a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon and assess your risk profile and hair type to determine if it is suitable for hair removal. I hope this helps.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal for a 15 year old
Laser hair removal is quite safe for people of all ages. The risks are minimal. Side effects may include a bruise, redness, blistering, increased or decreased pigmentation, and swelling in the treated areas. These usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects or scarring are rare. You need to make sure the area has had no sun exposure for one month prior and one month after the laser procedure.