Cosmetic Corner

Laser Hair Removal: Survey of the Cutis Editorial Board



Has the number of patients getting laser hair removal changed over the last 5 years?

Fewer patients are getting laser hair removal now vs 5 years ago, according to half of dermatologists; 42% reported that roughly the same number of patients are getting it done. Only 8% reported that more patients are getting laser hair removal.

Expert Commentary
Provided by Shari R. Lipner, MD, PhD (New York, New York)

Unfortunately, many patients often undergo hair laser treatments at spas by practitioners with limited laser training with sometimes adverse effects, including burns and scars. Therefore, we have a duty to educate our patients about laser safety and encourage them to seek treatment from a board-certified dermatologist.

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