Laser Hair Removal for Chest Hair on 19-year-old Man?

is 19 years old an appropriate age to do laser on the chest or should he wait a couple of years because the chest hairs are still growing in?

Doctor Answers 3

Laser hair removal in teenager

It is appropriate for a 19 year old to have laser hair removal provided the hair is dark. Multiple treatments are needed at least one month apart.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Laser hair removal can be done at age 19

Your question is a great one. It is likely that you will continue to develop new best hair throughout your life. However if you have enough hair now to wish it gone, you can be treated. But you will need more treatment over time as you grow new hair follicles.

Elizabeth Slass Lee, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
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Laser Hair Removal on 19-year-old Man

Laser treatments for individuals who are 16 and above are safe. Laser Hair Removal has the same risks for teenagers as it does for adults over 18 years old.  With a parental consent, teens can be treated for unwanted hair with safe lasers and professionals trained with the technology. The importance of sun avoidance and sunscreens is imperative to prevent skin discolorations and burns before and after laser treatments.

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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