Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal in The Long Run?

As a long term side effect, can laser hair removal cause more wrinkles and the treated area to appear more aged?

Doctor Answers (3)

It shouldn't

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Laser hair removal should not cause wrinkles in the treated area as it only affects hair follicles, rather than the surrounding skin. However, it's important to note that a session will leave your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. If you don't protect the treated area from the sun, UV damage could lead to wrinkle formation.


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Wrinkles from laser hair removal

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Laser hair removal will not cause more wrinkles or cause the treated area to appear more aged. Lasers pulse for a fraction of a second, just long enough to destroy numerous follicles at a time and leave the surrounding skin unaffected.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Wrinkles after Laser Hair removal

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Dear Patient,

There is no scientific evidence that laser hair removal can cause skin aging or wrinkle formation. The wavelengths of light used by these lasers do not cause skin alterations that can lead to photodamage and skin aging. Good luck.

Marianna Blyumin-Karasik, MD
Hollywood Dermatologist
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