Is laser hair removal approved by the FDA?

Yes. In the past, medical lasers have been used to help remove port wine stains, dark spots, tattoos and acnes scars from the skin. Now, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has begun to approve medical lasers for the removal of hair.

Is the removal of hair from laser treatment permanent?

No. But the FDA does allow some laser device manufacturers to claim that there is a permanent reduction in the total number of body hairs, meaning there is a stable re

duction in the number of hairs regrowing after treatment. (Only some devices have been approved, and only some have been categorized as

providing permanent reduction.)

Are lasers approved by the FDA for body hair, are they also approved for facial hair?


Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?

The most important qualifier is that your hair must be darker than the surrounding skin. That means that people with dark skin or people who are tan with light hair are not good candidates. They absorb too much laser energy in their skin.