Hair removal lasers were first approved by the FDA in 1997, although the laser was invented in 1960 and used to remove unwanted hair for research in the mid-1960’s. With less than 20 years of being FDA approved people still question the safety of laser hair removal. Knowing what questions to ask your laser technician, will help ensure your laser hair removal procedure is safe.
According to Howard Burak, the president of the Permalaser Clinic in Montreal, a laser system is safe as long as it has been approved by both Health Canada and the FDA. Burak says it’s important to ask your laser technician what type of laser is being used because some clinics may be using cheaper lasers that are not approved by Health Canada or the FDA. As long as your clinic is using a laser that has been determined safe, you have nothing to worry about.
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