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Is my teenager too young to start with laser hair reduction?

Cape Dermatology - Skin Concerns
Cape Dermatology - Laser treatment

Laser hair reduction has become a very popular treatment over the years, for both males and females of various skin types.

But what about all the teenagers suffering from puberty that causes dark & stubborn hair growth? Could and when can they start having this procedure done?

There is no age restriction to how old your teenager should be when they start laser hair reduction; however, there are a few important factors to consider before starting:

They must have an recognized adult pattern of hair growth 

They must be physically and emotionally prepared to have the procedure done

 They must be well informed on how the procedure works and the bit of discomfort that can be experienced during the procedure 

Although starting at a younger age, it might be more of a maintenance procedure than a 70-80% hair reduction that is normally seen in adults. The reason for this is that there is still a lot of hormonal fluctuations, thus stimulating hair growth unfortunately at the same time. It will require multiple treatments to obtain desired results as there are is different stages of hair growth cycles.  

By Maryke Myburgh