I have a cherry red mark on my upper lip and am worried that if I get the treatment than I won't be able to grow part of my mustache anymore.
Does Pulse Dye Laser Stop the Growth of Hair in the Treated Area?
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Pulse dye laser and cherry angioma
The 595 nm pulse dye laser will not induce permanent changes to the hair or hair follicle. It targets the red and is thus useful for a cherry angioma.
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Pulsed dye laser and hair growth
Pulsed dye lasers will not affect hair growth. The lasers needed to remove hair are different wavelengths and target different things, such as pigment. Therefore, you should be able to safely have your red spot removed without a problem.
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