Should the treatment be put off until she is older, or is 17 good? She has already gone through puberty. Also, would she be at a higher risk for hyper pigmentation, scarring, or permanent skin damage?
Can Upper Lip Laser Hair Removal Done Safely for a Teenager? (photo)
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Can Upper Lip Laser Hair Removal Done Safely for a Teenager? (photo
Absolutely. To make it a safe procedure, the appropriate wavelength laser should be used in experienced hands for your darker skin type. Also, the hair should be reduced by provider to stubble, and good aftercare should be explained and given in written form to prevent side effects.
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Is it safe to do laser hair removal on teenagers
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Laser Hair Removal for 17 Year Old
Hi AWOH. Your daughter is a great candidate for laser hair removal. We treat patients as young as 13 or 14 as long as the hair is dark and has some thickness to it. She is no more at risk for the side effects of laser hair removal than other patients. Look for a practice using a diode or alexandrite laser for best results. Good luck.
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Laser hair removal works on active hair follicles. It doesn't matter the age of the person - it matters the follicle. Age doesn't make her any more likely to get hyperpigmentation, scarring, etc. but certainly, the experience of the treating office does!