I will be having laser hair removal treatment on my face. I have a mole which has unsightly hairs growing out of it, is it safe to have this hair treated also?
Can Laser Hair Removal Be Used to Safely Remove Hairs On/near Moles?
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Laser moles safely
Moles can be lasered safely for hair removal. Sometimes the mole will get a bit darker after the treatment and might flake a bit, leaving the mole somewhat lighter than it was. However, the settings can be low enough to not fade the mole, but high enough to remove the hair.
If the hair is blonde or gray, your best bet would be removal of the mole or electrolysis.
Laser hair removal over mole should be safe
Andrew C. Campbell, M.D.
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Laser hair removal can be performed over moles
Laser hair removal can be performed over moles. When used judiciously the laser energy should pose no danger to a mole.
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