More people choosing to never shave or wax again

July 29, 2015 by
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Laser hair removalUnwanted hair – no matter where it is located on the body – can make us self-conscious about how we look and what we are wearing.

That goes double during summertime when we are enjoying time outdoors, often wearing swimsuits.

There are plenty of ways to go about temporarily removing unwanted hair, but permanently removing it with lasers is gaining momentum.

About 633,000 laser hair removal procedures were performed by ASDS members last year – a 27 percent increase from 2013 and a 51 percent climb from 2012, according to the 2014 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures.

With a variety of lasers and light sources FDA-cleared for permanent hair reduction, most patients are seeing permanent hair removal while others do require maintenance treatments over time.

ASDS President George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, cautions that consumers looking into laser hair removal should be sure to find the right physician. If left in inexperienced hands, he said procedures can leads to burns, scars or skin discoloration.

“ASDS members have long been at the forefront of laser, light and energy-based treatments,” Hruza said. “We routinely perform laser hair removal procedures with excellent results.”

Posted in Lasers, survey, Treatments


ASDS is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of the skin. ASDS members are pioneers in the field. Many are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and diminish wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that remove blemishes, hair and fat, and tighten skin. Dermatologic surgeons are also experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Visit ASDS at:

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