Laser burn: these days, laser hair removal is as de rigueur as Botox. But is it as safe as it seems?(Beauty Flash)
Just weeks before her wedding a woman appeared in a panic at the office of New York dermatologist Roy Geronemus. After one round of laser hair removal at a Manhattan salon, she had developed scattered, crusted scabs on her arms. Several days later, the wounds had healed to reveal flat, odd-shaped islands of lighter pigmented skin, the same color as the sleeveless white gown she was to wear. When the doctor examined her, he determined that the wrong laser had been used for her dark complexion.
"It's the kind of damage that could be permanent," says Geronemus, who was able to ...
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