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Monday, October 24, 2005

Why Laser Hair Removal?

For nearly 10 years now, medical lasers have been used for such things as tattoo removal, clearing up acne scars and other blemishes, and removing dark spots on the skin. Now they are increasing being approved by the FDA and used for such things as wrinkle removal, tooth whitening, and hair removal.

Is it really permanent? Many laser hair removal providers tout their processes as “painless” or “permanent.” The FDA says there must be enough evidence to support those claims and it is actually giving some manufacturers authorization to state “permanent hair reduction” but not “removal.” Be careful if you select a provider who says their process is permanent and painless. If you have the manufacturer and model number of the laser, you can directly call or write the FDA to see if they have approval for medical use.

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